Items Tagged ‘Dr. Olkay Aksoy’

A couple's journey: Escaping World War II, seven decades of marriage and life-saving heart procedures at age 90

February 22, 2018

A couple’s journey: Escaping World War II, seven decades of marriage and life-saving heart procedures at age 90

By Amy Albin Amy Albin

Minimally invasive procedure replaces failing heart valve in older patients too frail for surgery World War II was ending, and Rudolph Loebel’s father had been killed at the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz, in German-occupied Poland. Fearing for his safety, Loebel’s mother sent her teenage son to a children’s home in a small town in […]

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Tags: cardiology, conscious sedation, Dr. Olkay Aksoy, Dr. Richard Shemin, Dr. William Suh, heart disease, heart surgery, heart valve, minimally invasive procedure, TAVR, TAVR program, trans-catheter aortic valve replacement


Sharing Hearts, Sharing Surgeries

February 14, 2018

Sharing Hearts, Sharing Surgeries

By uclahealth uclahealth

“She was the one who fell in love with me and I have never regretted being married,” says Rudolph Loebel, who found out he needed a trans-catheter aortic valve replacement and that his wife, Rachel Loebel, needed one as well. “They operated on me and my wife on exactly the same part. We didn’t need […]

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Tags: Dr. Olkay Aksoy, Dr. William Suh, featured, heart disease, Heart Month, patient story, TAVR, trans-catheter aortic valve replacement, Valentine’s Day