Items Tagged ‘open heart surgery’

13 years old, 3 open heart surgeries

August 7, 2017

13 years old, 3 open heart surgeries

By uclahealth uclahealth

“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 the pulmonary valve is not formed properly. “I’ve had two other heart surgeries since and the third one was two […]

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Tags: featured, heart disease, heart surgeries, open heart surgery, pediatrics, pulmonary atresia, pulmonary valve, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, US News


A long distance to travel for a special Doctor

March 31, 2016

A long distance to travel for a special Doctor

By hugabear hugabear

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 WA state attempted to open […]

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Tags: diabetes, Doctors Day, Dr. Peter Paull, Dr. Stephen Kee, featured, Hospitalists, open heart surgery, patient stories


Still living life because of my team at UCLA Westwood

March 29, 2016

Still living life because of my team at UCLA Westwood

By michaelquantez michaelquantez

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. &, the referrals, she saved me in 2003 I […]

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Tags: brain aneurysm, cancer, Coumadin, Dr. Neil Martin, Linda Houser, mechanical heart valve, open heart surgery, pamela miner, patient stories, tonsil cancer


January 25, 2016

MitraClip eliminates the need for open-heart surgery

By uclahealth uclahealth

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 recovery. However, after the MitraClip […]

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Tags: heart surgery, MitraClip, mitral valve surgery, open heart surgery, percutaneous surgery