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March 15, 2019

Women of UCLA Health: Trailblazers in health care, medicine and science

By uclahealth uclahealth

March is Women’s History Month, which “honors and celebrates the struggles and achievements of American women throughout the history of the United States.” We take this opportunity to recognize the many contributions women have made to the fabric of our nation, including in the fields of medicine and science. This observance traces its roots to 1981, […]

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Tags: biobehavioral sciences, Health Care Leader to Know, Iris Cantor-UCLA Women’s Health Center, Neurological Surgery, nurse practitioner, Precision Medicine, psychiatry, public health, thoracic imaging, UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital, women leaders in health care


Moving Forward

March 4, 2019

Moving Forward

By uclahealth uclahealth

“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 in in 2012, but I still would need a heart transplant. I was […]

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Tags: cardiologist, cough, featured, heart transplant, pacemaker, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center


A Whole New Person

March 4, 2019

A Whole New Person

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I never thought I would be able to ride dirt bikes or BMX again,” says 22-year-old Casey Child, who came in to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center thinking he had the flu. “I was diagnosed with giant cell myocarditis, which is a rare autoimmune disease. I was on the extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) machine for […]

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Tags: autoimmune disease, ECMO, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, featured, giant cell myocarditis, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, surgery, transplant, transplant surgery, ventricular assist devices


February 14, 2019

Thank you

By Outdoor 2018 glennemanuel53

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


Cardio- Heart Specialists

January 18, 2019

Cardio- Heart Specialists

By Momo52 maureen1655

Family history both parents at UCLA Santa Monica came here for bypasses lived longer till about 15 years longer. I had both till I was in my 30’s. Thank you UCLA Santa Monica for longer care for my parents. As for myself heart issues at 52 too much stress. It’s my drives to Orange County […]

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Tags: heart issues, patient stories, Santa Monica ER, UCLA Santa Monica


From 'dead on the road' to healthy and active

January 17, 2019

From ‘dead on the road’ to healthy and active

By uclahealth uclahealth

On Feb. 22, 2016, Michael Bannon was taking his daily morning bike ride when tragedy struck. Somewhere along his one hour route through Santa Monica, Bannon, now 57, suffered a massive heart attack and was left “dead on the road,” he says. A passerby found him and started chest compressions; then emergency personnel resuscitated him […]

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Tags: cardiology, cholesterol, Dr. Melkon Hacobian, Dr. Peyman Benharash, LDL, Ornish Lifestyle Medicine, patient story, plant-based diet, The Checkup, UCLA Ornish Lifestyle Medicine program, weight loss


Human Being at UCLA Health

January 2, 2019

Human Being at UCLA Health

By uclahealth uclahealth

“Having heart disease is not easy, and finding out the only cure is a heart transplant is really difficult,” says 24-year-old Iris Franco, who received a heart transplant at 16 years old at UCLA Health. “My younger sister became ill when she was 10 years old. They discovered she suffered from restrictive cardiomyopathy, and they […]

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Tags: featured, heart disease, heart transplant, restrictive cardiomyopathy


Extensivist program helps high-risk patients manage health and avoid hospitalization

January 2, 2019

Extensivist program helps high-risk patients manage health and avoid hospitalization

By uclahealth uclahealth

Story highlights Launched in July 2017, the UCLA Health Extensivist Program provides care for more than 400 complex patients. The program is set to expand to UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and outlying communities in 2019. A new program launched last year by the UCLA Department of Medicine is helping patients at high risk for hospitalization […]

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Tags: acupuncture, cerebrovascular disease, Chronic Kidney Disease, congestive heart failure, Dr. Andrew Shubov, Dr. Sun Yoo, mind-body practices, organ transplantation, primary care medical home, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, UCLA Center for East-West Medicine, UCLA Health Extensivist Program


On-site 3D printing helps physicians prepare for complex surgeries

January 2, 2019

On-site 3D printing helps physicians prepare for complex surgeries

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  Story highlights After a successful pilot program, UCLA Heart and Vascular Services launches a Structural and Congenital Cardiovascular 3D Printing Program. UCLA Health is among a select few centers that can create 3D heart models in less than 48 hours using on-site technology. 3D heart models help doctors practice and prepare for surgeries, ensuring […]

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Tags: 3D echocardiograms, 3D heart models, Ahmanson/UCLA Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center, cardiologists, Cardiovascular 3D Printing, Congenital Cardiovascular 3D Printing Program, CT scans, Dr. Daniel Levi, Dr. Jamil Aboulhosn, Dr. Sanjay Sinha, MRIs, UCLA Heart and Vascular Services


December 17, 2018

Heart, lung transplant recipients and families gather to celebrate gift of life

By Amy Albin amyalbin

Sean Keoni Craig never could have imagined he would be a guest at the UCLA Heart and Lung Transplant holiday party held in early December. After all, it was only in September that the Hawaii resident traveled to California to celebrate his 52nd birthday at Disneyland. Before he made it to the amusement park, however, […]

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Tags: Dr. Abbas Ardehali, Dr. Joseph Lynch III, heart and lung transplantation, heart transplant, lung transplant, organ donor