open heart surgery

“We’ve been stressing out, wondering what are we going to do for Christmas, but now we don’t have to worry,” exhales Michiko Walker. Walker came to the UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital holiday party with her husband and their 14-month-old son, Anoki Walker. She continues, “It’s awesome that the hospital does [...]

By uclahealth • January 3, 2020
"I had my first open-heart surgery when I was 2," says Donovan McKinnon, a 13- year-old patient at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Donovan was born with pulmonary atresia, a type of heart disease where [...]
By uclahealth • August 7, 2017
6For over 21 years I've had medical issues that continue to keep doctors scratching their heads. I've had a central IV line for 21 year and because of my SVC, right and left juggler, right and left subclavian veins and veins in my groin have scared off.. Several doctors in [...]
By hugabear • March 31, 2016
Since 1989, I've been a patient of Pamela Miner, I was 18 I just know if it wasn't for her I wouldn't be living today.. She, have assisted me in 3 open heart surgeries, I'm 44 years old today we have grown older together at UCLA. &, [...]
By michaelquantez • March 29, 2016
On November 5, Maliheh Elmi underwent UCLA’s first successful MitraClip procedure, a percutaneous surgery that repairs the heart’s mitral valve without the need for open-heart surgery. At 90 years old, Maliheh was at a much higher risk for complications during a typical mitral valve surgery, as well as afterward in [...]
By uclahealth • January 25, 2016