Items Tagged ‘Dr. Peyman Benharash’

From 'dead on the road' to healthy and active

January 17, 2019

From ‘dead on the road’ to healthy and active

By uclahealth uclahealth

On Feb. 22, 2016, Michael Bannon was taking his daily morning bike ride when tragedy struck. Somewhere along his one hour route through Santa Monica, Bannon, now 57, suffered a massive heart attack and was left “dead on the road,” he says. A passerby found him and started chest compressions; then emergency personnel resuscitated him […]

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Tags: cardiology, cholesterol, Dr. Melkon Hacobian, Dr. Peyman Benharash, LDL, Ornish Lifestyle Medicine, patient story, plant-based diet, The Checkup, UCLA Ornish Lifestyle Medicine program, weight loss


Father's Day Inspiration

July 13, 2018

Father’s Day Inspiration

By uclahealth uclahealth

“A few times in a physicians career there will be these transcendental moments that shape and inspire us,” says Dr. Michael Yeh, a surgeon at UCLA who was working on Father’s Day when a unique patient came in. “His blood pressure dropped suddenly in the middle of the night, so we operated on him to […]

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Tags: blood pressure, Dr. Michael Yeh, Dr. Peyman Benharash, Dr. Will Suh, ECMO, ECMO team, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, heart-lung bypass, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica


ECMO Heroes

July 13, 2018

ECMO Heroes

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I was at a barbeque when I got the call to mobilize our extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) team,” says Dr. Peyman Benharash, pictured left, director of the adult ECMO program at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. The patient, Matt Pohlson, pictured center, had just suffered stress-induced cardiomyopathy, or heart failure, at UCLA Medical Center, Santa […]

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Tags: adult ECMO program, cardiomyopathy, Dr. Greg Stacks, Dr. Michael Yeh, Dr. Peyman Benharash, Dr. Vadim Gudzenko, ECMO, ECMO machine, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, featured, heart failure, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center


Life-Saving ECMO Machine

July 13, 2018

Life-Saving ECMO Machine

By uclahealth uclahealth

“We are able to deliver an advanced therapy which replaces the function of the heart and lungs in a patient whose organs are failing,” says Dr. Peyman Benharash, associate professor of surgery and bioengineering and director of the adult extracorporeal membrane oxygenation program at UCLA. “The ECMO machine allows the other organs to stay alive […]

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Tags: adult extracorporeal membrane oxygenation program, advanced therapy, Dr. Peyman Benharash, ECMO, heart and lungs, transplant


Thank you, Dr. Harari

August 29, 2016

Thank you, Dr. Harari

By skfigler skfigler

Dr. Avital Harari (with the support of Dr. Benharash) recently conducted a very difficult parathyroid surgery on me, as the malfunctioning parathyroid node had descended behind my sternum and next to my aorta. The operation was done wonderfully and with the proper caution, which, of course, I greatly appreciate. In just two weeks I was […]

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Tags: Dr. Avital Harari, Dr. Peyman Benharash, endocrine, malfunctioning parathyroid node, parathyroid disease, parathyroid surgery, patient stories