Items Tagged ‘stroke’

Ask the Doctors - How worrisome is a mini-stroke?

April 4, 2018

Ask the Doctors – How worrisome is a mini-stroke?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctors: While my wife and I were working in the garden, she got dizzy and couldn’t understand what I was saying. The episode went away after a few minutes, but I took her to the ER anyway. The doctors there said she had experienced a TIA. What is that, and is it dangerous?   […]

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Tags: blood clot, blood pressure, cognitive lapse, diet, dizzy, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, ischemic strokes, medical emergency, mini stroke, smoking, stroke


Ask the Doctors - Do nuts reduce the risk of heart disease and other illnesses?

March 30, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Do nuts reduce the risk of heart disease and other illnesses?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: Will eating nuts really reduce my risk of heart disease, cancer and other diseases, which a new study has suggested? If so, how many should I be eating? Dear Reader: Nuts are fruits. They consist of a hard shell and an edible seed. To answer your question, I’ll use the definition of nuts […]

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Tags: almonds, antioxidants, Brazil nuts, cancer, cardiovascular disease, cashews, diet, Dr. Robert Ashley, eating nuts, fiber, fruits, hazelnuts


March 29, 2018

Our Journey with RR UCLA Medical Center

By JnJ JnJ

I’m writing this story on behalf of my wife. Back in April 2017, I took my wife to the ER at another hospital. She was incoherent, confused, and had difficulty forming sentences. This is where she was diagnosed to have suffered a stroke. Subsequent MRI’s and cerebral angiogram were performed which then confirmed that she […]

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Tags: blood flow, brain surgery, bypass surgery, cerebral angiogram, CT scans, Doctors Day, Dr. Anthony Wang, ER, Maddie's Room, Moyamoya, Moyamoya disease, MRI


All I thought I had was a pulled calf muscle...could have died...

March 28, 2018

All I thought I had was a pulled calf muscle…could have died…

By uclahealth uclahealth

My primary doctor at UCLA is Dr. Ryan Aronin in the 100 bldg at the medical plaza.  He is young, thorough, effcient, and wise.  I have Atrial Fibrillation, which is an irregular heartbeat.  It puts me at risk for blood clotting, which could cause a stroke, heart attack, or death.  I also have low Testosterone […]

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Tags: atrial fibrillation, blood clotting, blood thinners, Doctors Day, Dr. Ryan Aronin, emergency room, featured, femoral artery, heart attack, hemotologist, irregular heartbeat, low Testosterone levels


Ask the Doctors - Is running bad for my knees?

March 21, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Is running bad for my knees?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctors: I recently added running to my weight-loss program. Not only do I feel better, but the pounds are also coming off faster. However, I keep reading that running is bad for my knees, so it makes me wonder — am I making a mistake? We’re happy to reassure you that running, when done […]

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Tags: Advanced age, body mass index, Distance runner, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, exercise, family history, fitness, heart attack, Joint Health, Joint Injury, Lower BMI


How often are heart attack and stroke diagnoses missed in the emergency room?

March 16, 2018

How often are heart attack and stroke diagnoses missed in the emergency room?

By Phil Hampton Phil Hampton

Every day, thousands of patients visit hospital emergency rooms with chest pain and worry that they’re having a heart attack. Or they have numbness in an arm and worry about a stroke. In some cases, patients aren’t worried but really should be. Emergency physicians have the difficult task of deciding who actually has a problem […]

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Tags: emergency medicine, heart attack, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, stroke


Epilepsy in children

February 28, 2018

Epilepsy in children

By uclahealth uclahealth

Epilepsy – a disorder of the brain associated with sudden and unpredictable seizures – is the most common chronic neurological condition among children in the U.S., affecting more than 470,000 children and adolescents under the age of 18. Understanding seizures “A seizure is a sudden surge of electrical activity in the brain that usually affects […]

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Tags: anti-seizure drugs, brain abnormalities, diet, Down syndrome, Dr. Jason T. Lerner, Dravet syndrome, electroencephalogram, epilepsy, genetic abnormalities, head injury, health tips, irregular electrical activity


A health calendar? Some surprising things you should be doing for your health

November 21, 2017

A health calendar? Some surprising things you should be doing for your health

By Ryan Hatoum Ryan Hatoum

Year-end is a great time to reflect on our health and endeavor to improve it. But aside from the typical New Year’s plans – like signing up for a gym membership or actually starting on that new diet – what should each of us be doing to put our health first? UCLA Health doctors and […]

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Tags: cardiovascular disease, chronic disease, Dana Hunnes, diabetes, dietitian, dr zhaoping li, Dr. Aparna Sridhar, Dr. John Mafi, dr. marilene wang, Erin Morse, health, obesity


Phrenic nerve damaged from stroke

June 15, 2017

Phrenic nerve damaged from stroke

By stratforddrive454 stratforddrive454

I had a bicycle accident in the late 1980s (No helmet) and my head hit the concrete very hard. 12 years after I had a full stroke. I was OK for several years then I almost passed out and my heart went into A-fibrillation. Fast and hard. my breathing mechanism seemed to be damaged and […]

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Tags: Afib, Anxiety, atrial fibrillation, breathing, Dr. Reza Jarrahy, exercise, nerve damage, patient stories, phrenic nerve, phrenic nerve damage, phrenic nerve injury, stroke


This is bigger than me

March 28, 2017

This is bigger than me

By djpatel31 djpatel31

As someone born with a rare heart defect, pulmonary atresia, and having had a stroke at the age of 4, I recognize how important healthcare innovation has been in playing a role in giving me a chance at a normal life. To put that in perspective about 1 in every 10,000 babies is born with […]

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Tags: adult cardiology, adult congenital heart disease, cardiology, Doctors Day, Dr. Jamil Aboulhosn, heart disease, interventional cardiology, patient stories, pediatric cardiology, stroke