Items Tagged ‘heart disease’

Red cap reminders of need to protect tiny hearts

March 15, 2018

Red cap reminders of need to protect tiny hearts

By Amy Albin Amy Albin

UCLA Health joins the American Heart Association in giving newborns red caps in campaign to raise awareness of heart disease More than 150 babies born at UCLA Health during the month of February are going home with a red caps that were handmade by volunteers from the American Heart Association. The goal of the Little […]

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Tags: cardiology, Children's Heart Center, congenital heart defect, Dr. Mark Sklansky, fetal ultrasound, heart disease, heart health, heart health tips, Heart Month, Johnese Spisso, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital, ultrasound


Ask the Doctors - Are PPIs safe over the long-term?

March 7, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Are PPIs safe over the long-term?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: Because I had an ulcer, three years ago a doctor wrote me a prescription for Prilosec and told me I had to take it for the rest of my life. But lately, articles in the newspaper have seemed to contradict his thinking, suggesting that Prilosec and similar medicines can cause heart problems. What’s […]

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Tags: acid-reducing histamine-2 blockers, angina, anti-inflammatory medications, aspirin, bleeding ulcer, blood thinner, cardio, cigarettes, Clostridium difficile, Dr. Robert Ashley, gastroesophageal reflux, heart


Ask the Doctors - Does outlook on life affect lifespan?

March 3, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Does outlook on life affect lifespan?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: Does outlook really matter when it comes to lifespan, as a recent study suggested? I’m not a wet blanket, but I don’t have a relentlessly sunny disposition either. Dear Reader: Let’s say it’s a gray, cloudy Monday morning. You’re stuck in traffic, listening to the news of another atrocity in some distant land. […]

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Tags: Annals of Behavioral Medicine, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, Dr. Robert Ashley, happiness, heart disease, infection rates, kidney failure, life span, mortality benefits, optimism


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


UCLA Gave Me A New Life

January 4, 2018

UCLA Gave Me A New Life

By Mohawk Mike Mohawk Mike

In August 2017,  Dr. Veale at UCLA Medical Center transplanted my new live kidney into my body. I had been on dialysis for 2 years and was blessed with a live donor. The level of care I received from all the doctors and staff at Ronald Reagan far exceeded anything I have ever experienced anywhere […]

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Tags: dialysis, Dr Jeffrey Veale, featured, heart disease, inoperable heart blockage, kidney transplant, kidney transplantation, live donor, patient stories, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, transplantation


13 years old, 3 open heart surgeries

August 7, 2017

13 years old, 3 open heart surgeries

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I had my first open-heart surgery when I was 2,” says Donovan McKinnon, a 13- year-old patient at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Donovan was born with pulmonary atresia, a type of heart disease where the pulmonary valve is not formed properly. “I’ve had two other heart surgeries since and the third one was two […]

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Tags: featured, heart disease, heart surgeries, open heart surgery, pediatrics, pulmonary atresia, pulmonary valve, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, US News


Pedaling to work is good for your health, but be aware of traffic-related pollutants

July 28, 2017

Pedaling to work is good for your health, but be aware of traffic-related pollutants

By David Olmos David Olmos

Bike commuting has become more prevalent in Southern California and many cities across the country, and the health benefits of pedaling to work, such as an effective calorie-burning cardiovascular workout, are obvious. But what about the potential negative impact to your health of sharing the road with cars, trucks, and buses spewing pollutants a few […]

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Tags: air pollution, cardiovascular health, environmental health hazards, exercise, heart disease, mental health, physical fitness, smog


This is bigger than me

March 28, 2017

This is bigger than me

By djpatel31 djpatel31

As someone born with a rare heart defect, pulmonary atresia, and having had a stroke at the age of 4, I recognize how important healthcare innovation has been in playing a role in giving me a chance at a normal life. To put that in perspective about 1 in every 10,000 babies is born with […]

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Tags: adult cardiology, adult congenital heart disease, cardiology, Doctors Day, Dr. Jamil Aboulhosn, heart disease, interventional cardiology, patient stories, pediatric cardiology, stroke


Celebrating Heart Month – Tip #13

February 25, 2017

Celebrating Heart Month – Tip #13

By uclahealth uclahealth

Mediterranean Diet Pyramid Learn more about Heart Services at UCLA.

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Tags: heart disease, heart facts, heart health, heart health tips, Heart Month, Mediterranean diet, UCLA Women's Cardiovascular Center, women's health