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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 [...]

By Ask the Doctors • October 23, 2020

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 [...]

By Ask the Doctors • October 9, 2020

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 [...]

By Ask the Doctors • August 26, 2020

UCLA Health experts address some of the consequences of social isolation during the pandemic lockdown

By uclahealth • July 22, 2020

Why you shouldn't ignore these symptoms - read here

By Anne Machalinski • July 14, 2020

First-time father Mike Wescamillo and the Dodgers' A.J. Pollock encourage each other through a virtual call

By uclahealth • June 20, 2020

Learn why shouldn't smoke or vape

By uclahealth • May 18, 2020

Preventative measures against worsening conditions

By uclahealth • April 27, 2020

Experts Weigh in on Measures to Stay Safe

By uclahealth • April 16, 2020

“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 [...]

By uclahealth • February 21, 2020