Dear Doctors: Our grandfather was diagnosed with congestive heart failure a few years ago. His strength and endurance have declined a lot, and now he’s on oxygen. What are some of the signs that his congestive heart failure is advanced?
Dear Reader: When someone has congestive heart failure, it means that [...]
Dear Doctors: My heart rate was 99 when I went for my physical recently, and my doctor said that’s too high. I explained it’s usually about 80, but medical appointments make me nervous. Still, it got me to thinking: What’s a normal resting heart rate? How do I get it [...]
Dear Doctor: I’m a 56-year-old man. I have been out of breath lately and have had some mild chest pains. My doctor wants me to have a stress test. Is it really necessary? What will it entail?
Dear Reader: The purpose of a stress test is to see how someone’s heart [...]
UCLA Health experts address some of the consequences of social isolation during the pandemic lockdown
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“I tell parents when I first meet them that they’re going to become experts in the heart,” smiles Kristen Ethridge, a pediatric nurse practitioner with the pediatric cardiac surgery program. Kristen (pictured second from left) poses with other cardiac nurses from the UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital. “Cardiac nursing has been [...]