Items Tagged ‘heart failure’

ECMO Heroes

July 13, 2018

ECMO Heroes

By uclahealth uclahealth

“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 Center. The patient, Matt Pohlson, pictured center, had just suffered stress-induced cardiomyopathy, or heart failure, at UCLA Medical Center, Santa […]

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Tags: adult ECMO program, cardiomyopathy, Dr. Greg Stacks, Dr. Michael Yeh, Dr. Peyman Benharash, Dr. Vadim Gudzenko, ECMO, ECMO machine, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, featured, heart failure, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center


Thumbs Up for UCLA Health

July 13, 2018

Thumbs Up for UCLA Health

By uclahealth uclahealth

“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 Medical Center, Santa Monica and they could tell there was a blockage in […]

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Tags: appendicitis, ECMO, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, featured, featured story, heart failure, Santa Monica, surgery, UCLA Medical Center


Adventures in Knowledge

June 13, 2018

Adventures in Knowledge

By uclahealth uclahealth

“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


Changing

June 13, 2018

Changing

By uclahealth uclahealth

“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

By uclahealth uclahealth

“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

By uclahealth uclahealth

“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


December 4, 2017

Great Experience

By w91029 bill2

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 ended up seeing a different […]

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Tags: anesthesiologist, Dr. Masha Livhitz, Endocrine Center, endocrinologist, endocrinology, heart failure, heart test, hyperthyroid, immune system, operating room, patient stories, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center


Women's Heart Month: Are you at risk for heart disease?

February 22, 2017

Women’s Heart Month: Are you at risk for heart disease?

By uclahealth uclahealth

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 American Heart Association. Yet, experts say, many […]

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Tags: abnormal heart rhythms, alcohol consumption, atherosclerosis, blood pressure, blood sugar, chest pain, cigarette smoking, diabetes, Dr. Karol Watson, fluttering heartbeat, healthy weight, heart attack



Queen Latifah and UCLA cardiologist discuss why heart failure is a family affair

October 24, 2016

Queen Latifah and UCLA cardiologist discuss why heart failure is a family affair

By Amy Albin amyalbin

More than 6 million Americans live with heart failure. Including Queen Latifah’s mother. That’s why the award-winning actress, singer, songwriter and producer recently joined UCLA cardiologist Dr. Karol Watson and the American Heart Association on World Heart Day for a Facebook Live event held at UCLA. The goal? Raise awareness of the AHA’s “Rise Above […]

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Tags: American Heart Association, cardiology, David Geffen School of Medicine, Dr. Karol Watson, fatigue, heart failure, heart symptoms, Living with heart failure, preventative cardiology, Queen Latifah, Rise Above Heart Failure, Salt