Items Tagged ‘heart attack’

'You're Not Alone'

January 30, 2020

‘You’re Not Alone’

By uclahealth uclahealth

“Valentines’ Day of last year I had a stroke,” reveals Jeff Heisert, who had a blood clot behind his right eye. “I was completely paralyzed and blind. Dr. May Nour, my interventional radiologist, went through my torso, through the right carotid that was blocked, and up into my brain. They literally pulled the blood cot […]

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Tags: Dr. May Nour, featured, heart attack, interventional radiologist, Patient and Family Advisory Council, stroke, stroke survivors, UCLA Health Mobile Stroke Unit


Are You Stroke Savvy?

December 12, 2019

Are You Stroke Savvy?

By adinielli adinielli

“We’re looking at people’s risk for stroke and heart attack by doing a basic quiz,” explains Pamela Nye, the stroke coordinator and clinical nurse specialist for neuroscience at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. Pamela is volunteering at the Santa Monica Health Fair. “I’m checking heart rates, and we’re doing atrial fibrillation checks. So far, I’ve […]

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Tags: atrial fibrillation, featured, heart attack, heart rates, irregular heart rates, neuroscience, Santa Monica Health Fair, stroke, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica


I'm Here Today

April 15, 2019

I’m Here Today

By uclahealth uclahealth

21 years ago I had a quadruple bypass then last March I had a minor heart attack,” says 61-year-old James Harris, who was admitted to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center to wait for a heart transplant. “I was here for two and a half months waiting, and then a heart finally came. I thought I […]

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Tags: heart attack, heart transplant, quadruple bypass, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center


February 14, 2019

Thank you

By Outdoor 2018 Outdoor 2018

I am a 65 year old white male w a long history of cardiac issues. I had my 1st heart attack when I was 35 and subsequent 4 way bypass surgery at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach Ca. Additionally I had a 2nd minor heart attack when I was 49 and at that time had […]

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Tags: atrial fibrillation, cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, heart, heart attack, patient stories, ventricular tachycardia


Back to Doing What They Love

December 12, 2018

Back to Doing What They Love

By uclahealth uclahealth

“After a patient has a cardiovascular event, I really advocate that they try to resume the activities they enjoy and the things they have a passion for,” says Dr. Samuel Daneshvar, director of preventative cardiology and clinical cardiologist at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. “The UCLA Health Ornish Lifestyle Program gives our patients the confidence […]

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Tags: cardiologist, cardiovascular event, Dr. Samuel Daneshvar, heart attack, physical activities, preventative cardiology, UCLA Health Ornish Lifestyle Program, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica


Ask the Doctors - How does a stressed-out mind trigger a heart attack?

August 24, 2018

Ask the Doctors – How does a stressed-out mind trigger a heart attack?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctors: I’ve been hearing on the news that researchers have discovered that when stress causes a heart attack, it all begins in the brain. How does this work? And is it even possible to control the way our brain responds? Before we dive into the details of the intriguing revelations regarding stress and heart […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, heart attack, meditation, pilates, stress, stress reduction, Tai Chi


Ask the Doctors - Is it normal to be depressed after a heart attack?

June 15, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Is it normal to be depressed after a heart attack?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

It has been six weeks since my husband, who is 57, had a heart attack, and I’m afraid he’s depressed. His doctors say he’s doing really well but he’s getting more quiet and withdrawn. How can we help him? Unfortunately, depression following a heart attack is not uncommon. Up to one-third of people who have […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, cardiac rehabilitation, depression, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, heart attack


Ask the Doctors - Which are better for cholesterol? Statins or fibrates?

June 6, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Which are better for cholesterol? Statins or fibrates?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: My friends and I are all getting older, and I’ve noticed that some of them are on statins to lower their cholesterol. My doctor chose a fibrate for me, Lopid (gemfibrozil). What’s the difference between statins and fibrates, and what’s special about Lopid? Statins and fibrates act in fundamentally different ways. Statins, more […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, blood cholesterol, cholesterol, cholesterol levels, Dr. Robert Ashley, fibrates, heart attack, LDL, statins, stroke, triglycerides


Pedro's Journey

May 15, 2018

Pedro’s Journey

By Pedro Pedro

I am writing this to give back a little of all I have received from Dr. Rastogi and his team. I have been a highly disciplined professional bodybuilder for over 25 years and participated in many international competitions. I was a stranger to health issues until, a few weeks before the most important international tournament […]

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Tags: blood pressure, dialysis, Dr. Anjay Rastogi, health crisis, heart attack, intensive care unit, kidney failure, kidney infection, kidney transplant, patient stories


Ask the Doctors - Who really needs to take a daily aspirin?

April 19, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Who really needs to take a daily aspirin?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: If you don’t have risk factors for having a heart attack, should you be taking aspirin every day? Let’s consider the risk factors, how aspirin works and the numbers. The risk factors for having a heart attack include diabetes, high blood pressure, smoking, high LDL cholesterol (the so-called “bad” cholesterol) and age.  Aspirin […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, aspirin, colon cancer, daily aspirin, Dr. Robert Ashley, heart attack, low-dose aspirin