Heart Month

Studies from more than 20 countries show that moderate drinkers have 20-40% less coronary heart disease than nondrinkers. Learn more about Heart Services at UCLA. [...]
By uclahealth • February 9, 2017
People who brush their teeth only once a day are more likely to develop atherosclerosis (clogged arteries) than people who brush their teeth twice daily. Learn more about Heart Services at UCLA.
By uclahealth • February 8, 2017
Approximately 40% of people having a heart attack die before they get to the hospital. Learn more about Heart Services at UCLA.
By uclahealth • February 7, 2017
CT scans of mummies reveal that heart disease was surprisingly frequent in ancient Egypt, suggesting that heart disease is caused by factors other than modern habits. Learn more about Heart Services at UCLA. [...]
By uclahealth • February 6, 2017
A person who has both a first degree relative (a parent or sibling) and a second-degree relative (uncle or grandparent) who suffer from early heart disease is nearly 10 times more likely to suffer from heart disease early in life. Learn more about
By uclahealth • February 5, 2017
A person is more likely to have a heart attack on Monday morning than on any other day/time of the week. Learn more about Heart Services at UCLA.  
By uclahealth • February 4, 2017
Aortic stenosis (when the heart’s aortic valve doesn’t fully open) has a pretty high mortality rate — at one year there is a 50 percent chance of dying, so these patients were left hopeless,” says William Suh, MD, an interventional cardiologist at Ronald Reagan UCLA [...]
By uclahealth • February 3, 2017
One in 2.6 female deaths in the U.S. is from heart disease, compared to one in 30 from breast cancer. So a woman is more than 10X as likely to die from heart disease than from breast cancer. Learn more about Heart Services [...]
By uclahealth • February 3, 2017
"A doctor told my mother that she had 6 months to one year to live, and my daughter and I decided that we weren’t going to accept that,” says Darleen Mosher, pictured right, regarding her mother’s aortic stenosis. Alta Mauer Claassen, pictured left, needed a valve replacement, as her aortic [...]
By uclahealth • February 3, 2017

I was the picture of health, and I stopped off at a store to browse. I completely fainted.

By uclahealth • December 5, 2016