Items Tagged ‘Heart Failure Symposium’

Updating to the Patient Perspective

May 13, 2019

Updating to the Patient Perspective

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“Our number one hope is that the 200 or so referring physicians, cardiologists and internists are being updated with the protocols that we are currently using,” says Dr. Mario Deng, cardiologist and active participant in the Heart Failure Symposium and UCLA Health. “The symposium provides us, every year, with an opportunity to advance the multi-disciplinary […]

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Tags: cardiologist, cardiologists, Dr. Mario Deng, Heart Failure Symposium, internists


Vision For The Future of Heart Failure

May 13, 2019

Vision For The Future of Heart Failure

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“The Heart Failure Symposium is an opportunity to give physicians in the local area and beyond an opportunity to come and have a day of learning and interaction with the UCLA faculty,” says Dr. Richard Shemin, chief of cardiac surgery at UCLA Health, executive vice chair of the department of surgery and co-director of the […]

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Tags: cardiac surgery, Dr. Richard Shemin, featured, heart and lung transplantation, Heart Failure Symposium


Heart Failure Doesn't Happen in a Vacuum

May 13, 2019

Heart Failure Doesn’t Happen in a Vacuum

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“The Heart Failure Symposium is for physicians, allied, personnel, and anyone who finds themselves interacting or involved with advanced heart failure patients,” says Dr. Murray Kwon, a cardio thoracic surgeon and surgical director of the mechanical circulatory support device program. “During the symposium I will be moderating a session on some of these mechanical circulatory […]

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Tags: advanced heart failure, Dr. Ali Nsair, Dr. Murray Kwon, Heart Failure Symposium, transplantation


Critical to Spread Knowledge

May 13, 2019

Critical to Spread Knowledge

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“It’s a really exciting time for interventional cardiology as new technologies come to light for valvular heart disease,” says Dr. Olcay Aksoy, an interventional cardiologist at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. “At the Heart Failure Symposium, I will be presenting ‘How to Treat Mitral Regurgitation.’ Mitral regurgitation is a complex problem. The main symptoms are […]

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Tags: Dr. Olcay Aksoy, Heart Failure Symposium, heart failure symptoms, heart transplant, interventional cardiology, MitraClip, mitral regurgitation, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, valvular heart disease


Adventures in Knowledge

June 13, 2018

Adventures in Knowledge

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“Letting people know what therapies are available is critical because if the patient considers these therapies too late they may not qualify,” says Dr. Eugene DePasquale, associate director in the Advanced Heart Failure, Heart Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support Program attending the annual UCLA Heart Failure Symposium. “This event focuses on treatments for heart failure, […]

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Tags: advanced heart failure, Dr. Eugene DePasquale, heart failure, Heart Failure Symposium, heart transplant, Mechanical Circulatory Support Program


Snoopy Dog Dance for Transplant

June 13, 2018

Snoopy Dog Dance for Transplant

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“It will be my one-year anniversary on June 6, which is my father’s birthday,” says Laurie Grand Pre, a heart transplant recipient. “He passed away at the same age that I got my heart. I have a family history of cardiomyopathy, or an enlarged heart. I had three open-heart surgeries before getting the call that […]

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Tags: cardiomyopathy, featured, Heart Failure Symposium, heart transplant, open heart surgeries, patient story


Changing

June 13, 2018

Changing

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“Heart failure is one of the most common diseases in this country and around the world,” says Dr. Murray Kwon, an associate clinical professor in the department of surgery, surgical director of mechanical circulatory support devices and the surgical director of the intensive care unit at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. “Heart surgery is a […]

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Tags: biventricular failure, Dr. Murray Kwon, heart failure, Heart Failure Symposium, intensive care unit, mechanical circulatory support devices, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, total artificial heart


Prioritizing Second Chances

June 13, 2018

Prioritizing Second Chances

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“I received a heart transplant in March 2016 after dealing with heart failure for 25 years,” says Daniel Wickstrom, pictured with wife Kimberly Wickstrom. “I had cardiomyopathy, or an enlarged heart. My heart did pretty well for 20 years, and then I went into end-stage heart failure and I came to UCLA Health.” Kimberly says, […]

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Tags: cardiomyopathy, end-stage heart failure, enlarged heart, featured, heart failure, Heart Failure Symposium, heart transplant, patient story


Heart Care for the Community

June 13, 2018

Heart Care for the Community

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“Our annual Heart Failure Symposium is for our UCLA team and the professional community interested in the latest advanced heart failure therapies,” says Melissa Moore, registered nurse and outreach coordinator for heart and lung transplants. “We want to build relationships and collaborate with physicians and practitioners in the community so that we can provide advanced […]

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Tags: advanced heart failure, advanced heart failure therapies, heart and lung transplants, heart failure, Heart Failure Symposium, heart transplants, lung transplants, transplant