heart failure

High blood pressure (also known as hypertension) and high cholesterol are two factors that increase your risk for developing heart disease or heart failure. Now, new research suggests that having those factors as a young adult increases your risk for heart disease later in life. Emphasizing prevention during the young [...]

By uclahealth • February 3, 2020

“One of the great things about this conference, and something that I always find beautiful, is that the patient perspective is felt,” says Daniel Chambers, program manager

By uclahealth • September 19, 2019
“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 [...]
By uclahealth • July 13, 2018
“My mom came out of the elevator and heard ‘he’s code blue, he’s code blue,’ and she walked to my room where I had flat-lined,” says Matt Pohlson, who came to the hospital thinking he might have appendicitis. “I went to UCLA [...]
By uclahealth • July 13, 2018
“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,
By uclahealth • June 13, 2018
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 [...]
By uclahealth • June 13, 2018
“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 [...]
By uclahealth • June 13, 2018
“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 [...]
By uclahealth • June 13, 2018
I was admitted to UCLA hospital with a number of diseases which I attribute to a hyperthyroid which caused me to get very sick in July. In august I went to Ronald Reagan and spent two and half weeks then in rehab. Came home and I wasn’t getting better, and [...]
By w91029 • December 4, 2017
Seeing red? February is Women’s Heart Month, and each year women around the country wear scarlet to raise awareness of the risk heart disease poses for women. Heart disease is the leading killer of women in the United States, causing one of every three deaths, according to the [...]
By uclahealth • February 22, 2017