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Able to Carry His Daughter

September 30, 2019

Able to Carry His Daughter

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“I wasn’t able to carry my own children, walk upstairs or carry a bag,” recounts 35-year-old Edgar Pacheco, who was born with a congenital heart defect and has had numerous open-heart surgeries. “I had a leaky valve in my heart, and it was getting worse and worse. I had the MitraClip procedure done two months […]

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Tags: congenital heart defect, featured, MitraClip


Not Just Patients, But People

September 19, 2019

Not Just Patients, But People

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“One of the great things about this conference, and something that I always find beautiful, is that the patient perspective is felt,” says Daniel Chambers, program manager

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Tags: continuing medical education, featured, heart failure, heart transplant


Heart Disease and Stroke: Understand your risk

September 19, 2019

Heart Disease and Stroke: Understand your risk

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Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, causing 1 in 4—or just over 600,000—deaths each year. Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death. Both are more likely to occur if you have one of three specific risk factors, detailed below. Risk factors for heart disease and stroke 1. High […]

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Tags: cardiology, heart disease, heart disease risk factors, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, preventive care, Risk factors, stroke, The Checkup


Hospitalist care provided relief to complex patient

September 18, 2019

Hospitalist care provided relief to complex patient

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Howard Brenner had his first heart attack at 41, and soon after, became a UCLA Health patient. In the past 20-plus years, Brenner, now 67, has had various imaging studies and procedures, including the placement of nine stents to open up his coronary arteries. All of this is documented in his electronic medical record. The […]

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Tags: cardiology, Dr. Boris Arbit, Dr. Ravi Dave, Hospitalists, patient stories, patient story, Providence Tarzana Medical Center, The Checkup, UCLA Health Encino


Priority is U

May 13, 2019

Priority is U

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“Our mission as the UCLA Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiovascular Therapy Team is to ensure our patients with complex cardiac conditions and weakened hearts have access to the full spectrum of advanced therapies at UCLA” says Dr. Ali Nsair, medical director of the heart transplantation and mechanical circulatory support program. “Our multidisciplinary heart team offers […]

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Tags: Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Dr. Ali Nsair, heart transplant, heart transplantation, Mechanical Circulatory Support Program, UCLA Advanced Heart Failure


Updating to the Patient Perspective

May 13, 2019

Updating to the Patient Perspective

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“Our number one hope is that the 200 or so referring physicians, cardiologists and internists are being updated with the protocols that we are currently using,” says Dr. Mario Deng, cardiologist and active participant in the Heart Failure Symposium and UCLA Health. “The symposium provides us, every year, with an opportunity to advance the multi-disciplinary […]

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Tags: cardiologist, cardiologists, Dr. Mario Deng, Heart Failure Symposium, internists


Vision For The Future of Heart Failure

May 13, 2019

Vision For The Future of Heart Failure

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“The Heart Failure Symposium is an opportunity to give physicians in the local area and beyond an opportunity to come and have a day of learning and interaction with the UCLA faculty,” says Dr. Richard Shemin, chief of cardiac surgery at UCLA Health, executive vice chair of the department of surgery and co-director of the […]

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Tags: cardiac surgery, Dr. Richard Shemin, featured, heart and lung transplantation, Heart Failure Symposium


Heart Failure Doesn't Happen in a Vacuum

May 13, 2019

Heart Failure Doesn’t Happen in a Vacuum

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“The Heart Failure Symposium is for physicians, allied, personnel, and anyone who finds themselves interacting or involved with advanced heart failure patients,” says Dr. Murray Kwon, a cardio thoracic surgeon and surgical director of the mechanical circulatory support device program. “During the symposium I will be moderating a session on some of these mechanical circulatory […]

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Tags: advanced heart failure, Dr. Ali Nsair, Dr. Murray Kwon, Heart Failure Symposium, transplantation


Critical to Spread Knowledge

May 13, 2019

Critical to Spread Knowledge

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“It’s a really exciting time for interventional cardiology as new technologies come to light for valvular heart disease,” says Dr. Olcay Aksoy, an interventional cardiologist at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. “At the Heart Failure Symposium, I will be presenting ‘How to Treat Mitral Regurgitation.’ Mitral regurgitation is a complex problem. The main symptoms are […]

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Tags: Dr. Olcay Aksoy, Heart Failure Symposium, heart failure symptoms, heart transplant, interventional cardiology, MitraClip, mitral regurgitation, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, valvular heart disease


Knock Me Over With a Feather

April 23, 2019

Knock Me Over With a Feather

By uclahealth uclahealth

“When you are on the other side, you feel like you’ve won,” says 72-year-old John Babcock, who received a heart transplant at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in 2018. “I have hope now, and I didn’t have that before. My story started in 2013 with an arrhythmia in my heart. I came to UCLA Health […]

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Tags: arrhythmia, featured, heart transplant, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center