pacemaker

Dear Doctors: Our dad is 82 years old and may need to get a pacemaker. My brother and I recently read that surgery is hard on older people, both physically and mentally. Is getting a pacemaker going to be risky? He’s physically pretty weak, and we’re worried the surgery will [...]

By Ask the Doctors • November 12, 2020
“I got my heart and kidney transplant done at the same time,” says 61-year-old Frank Poblete, who was admitted to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center after having heart problems since 2001. “I stayed here for [...]
By uclahealth • April 10, 2019
“It all started with a cough,” says Carlos Garcia, who came to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center on the recommendation of his cardiologist in 2009. “They told me my heart was very weak and starting to stop. I had a pacemaker put [...]
By uclahealth • March 4, 2019
In the afternoon of June 2, I contacted my on call physician, part of the UCLA Health System, and described an abnormally low pulse rate and some occasional dizziness. I requested a next day appointment and was advised that an EKG would need to be performed during this visit and [...]
By concertarchivist • June 15, 2013