Items Tagged ‘Dr. William Suh’

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


Surgery with heart

August 7, 2017

Surgery with heart

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I was afraid with general anesthesia that I wouldn’t wake up again,” says Francis Shloss, who came to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center for her heart surgery. Dr. William Suh, who performed her TAVR, or transcatheter aortic valve replacement surgery, says, “We wanted to respect Mrs. Shloss’ preferences so we said we would give zero […]

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Tags: Cognitive impairment, Dr. William Suh, featured, general anesthesia, heart surgery, local anesthesia, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, TAVR, transcatheter aortic valve replacement surgery, US News, zero sedation


Giving Hope with TAVR

February 3, 2017

Giving Hope with TAVR

By uclahealth uclahealth

Aortic stenosis (when the heart’s aortic valve doesn’t fully open) has a pretty high mortality rate — at one year there is a 50 percent chance of dying, so these patients were left hopeless,” says William Suh, MD, an interventional cardiologist at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. “But TAVR, or transcatheter aortic valve replacement, is […]

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Tags: aortic stenosis, aortic valve, Dr. William Suh, heart health, Heart Month, interventional cardiologist, patient stories, TAVR, TAVR program, transcatheter aortic valve replacement


Fabulous at 94

February 3, 2017

Fabulous at 94

By uclahealth uclahealth

“A doctor told my mother that she had 6 months to one year to live, and my daughter and I decided that we weren’t going to accept that,” says Darleen Mosher, pictured right, regarding her mother’s aortic stenosis. Alta Mauer Claassen, pictured left, needed a valve replacement, as her aortic valve wasn’t properly opening to […]

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Tags: aortic stenosis, aortic valve, cardiology, Dr. William Suh, heart, heart health, Heart Month, transcatheter aortic valve replacement, valve replacement


A Thank You Letter to UCLA on behalf of my Father

July 7, 2016

A Thank You Letter to UCLA on behalf of my Father

By patrickeck patrickeck

To the UCLA medical team who cared for my father in his final weeks of life: My father, Frank Eck, recently passed away on the 8th floor of your medical center, in the ICU. After a bravely combating a myriad of health issues for two-and-a-half weeks with profound determination to get better and head home, […]

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Tags: acute lymphoblastic leukemia, cancer, chemotherapy, child life specialist, Dr. Jacqueline Casillas, Dr. Stephen Feig, Dr. William Suh, featured, hematology, ICU, oncology, patient stories