Items Tagged ‘heart’

Foundation honors CHD patient Noah Bella Michaelis with gift  to UCLA

May 23, 2019

Foundation honors CHD patient Noah Bella Michaelis with gift to UCLA

By uclahealth uclahealth

Noah Bella Michaelis spent 13 years living with health challenges from being born with complex congenital heart defects (CHD) and heterotaxy syndrome. The syndrome involves an abnormal arrangement of internal organs in the chest and abdomen. On January 3, 2017, Noah succumbed to a life-threatening condition she developed, known as plastic bronchitis. “Noah was unlike […]

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Tags: cardiology, Daniel Levi MD, featured, heart, noah michelis, pediatric cardiology, pediatric lymphatic program, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


February 14, 2019

Thank you

By Outdoor 2018 Outdoor 2018

I am a 65 year old white male w a long history of cardiac issues. I had my 1st heart attack when I was 35 and subsequent 4 way bypass surgery at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach Ca. Additionally I had a 2nd minor heart attack when I was 49 and at that time had […]

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Tags: atrial fibrillation, cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, heart, heart attack, patient stories, ventricular tachycardia


Ask the Doctors - My wife's uncle seems to sleep all day. Is this normal?

March 10, 2018

Ask the Doctors – My wife’s uncle seems to sleep all day. Is this normal?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: My wife’s uncle, who lives with us, is 76 and obese. I have noticed he sleeps an awful lot — to me, anyway. He sleeps approximately five or six hours a night and then later while sitting on the couch. He frequently takes afternoon naps or will fall asleep while reading and will […]

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Tags: abnormal heart rhythms, afternoon naps, breathing sounds, continuous positive airway pressure, CPAP, deep sleep, diet, Dr. Robert Ashley, geriatrics, heart, heart attacks, male


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 - Should you give aspirin to heart attack patients?

February 13, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Should you give aspirin to heart attack patients?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: I just read your column about a daily aspirin regimen, which raised these questions for me: If someone appears to be in the middle of a heart attack, should you try to give them an aspirin? Also, does it pay to keep aspirin in the house just for that purpose? Dear Reader: To […]

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Tags: American Heart Association, aspirin, atherosclerosis, blood clot, cardio, coronary arteries, daily aspirin, Dr. Robert Ashley, heart, heart attack, heart health, oxygen


How can I help my child live a heart-healthy life?

February 5, 2018

How can I help my child live a heart-healthy life?

By uclahealth uclahealth

Most children are born with healthy hearts. By making small lifestyle choices to encourage healthier eating and daily physical activity, you can help your children maintain healthy hearts throughout their lives. “Parents should encourage their children to develop healthy diet and exercise habits early in life,” says Mark Sklansky, MD, chief of the UCLA division […]

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Tags: healthy heart, heart, Mark Sklansky MD, pediatric cardiology, UCLA division of pediatric cardiology, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


October 31, 2017

Toys from the Heart

By HRHJudy HRHJudy

Vivian Prickett was born with a complex congenital heart defect and spent the first six months of her life in the NICU. At just 10 days old she had open heart surgery.

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Tags: CHD, Children's Heart Center, congenital heart defect, featured, heart, Mark Sklansky MD, patient stories, pediatric cardiology, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


March 31, 2017

From broken to healed

By mstriplem mstriplem

After getting a second opinion five years ago, I finally needed my repair. I wanted to thank my great UCLA cardiologist, Dr. Leigh Reardon, his great clinical team and my surgeon, Dr. Hillel Laks and his surgical team! They were all amazing in treating my condition. I am grateful for their skill, and most of […]

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Tags: cardiology, Doctors Day, Dr. Hillel Laks, Dr. Leigh Reardon, heart, heart surgery, patient stories, UCLA Heart Services


March 29, 2017

Favorite doctor

By blanket01 blanket01

I had a liver transplant and open heart surgery here at UCLA and couldn’t have been treated any better. My experience at UCLA was just wonderful! I want to thank the liver transplant doctors and my heart surgeon, Dr. Murray H. Kwon. But the one that stood out to me was Dr. James Wilson, my kidney […]

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Tags: cardiology, Doctors Day, Dr. James Wilson, Dr. Murray H. Kwan, emergency, ER, heart, liver transplant, patient stories, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, UCLA Transplantation Services


On Top of the World

March 27, 2017

On Top of the World

By uclacardiofan uclacardiofan

Thanks to Dr. Jonathan Tobis and the UCLA Interventional Cardiology team I am alive and hiking today. In January 2004 I went to my primary doctor due to increasing fatigue, actually falling asleep driving home from work. I had an echocardiogram that revealed a birth defect that had never been diagnosed for 40+ years, a […]

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Tags: Amplatzer septal occluder, ASD, atrial septal defect, cardiology, Doctors Day, Dr. Jonathan Tobis, echocardiogram, heart, patient stories, ucla interventional cardiology