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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

High blood pressure (also known as hypertension) and high cholesterol are two factors that increase your risk for developing heart disease or heart failure. Now, new research suggests that having those factors as a young adult increases your risk for heart disease later in life. Emphasizing prevention during the young [...]

By uclahealth • February 3, 2020