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Dr. Gary Satou was born for pediatric cardiology and it did not take him long to find out. As the son of a physician, he knew it was only a matter of time before he entered the vast world of medicine. “I was in high school and I saw a PBS [...]

By uclahealth • February 23, 2019

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 [...]

By Outdoor 2018 • February 14, 2019

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 [...]

By Momo52 • January 18, 2019

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 [...]

By uclahealth • January 17, 2019

“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 [...]

By uclahealth • January 2, 2019

Story highlights Launched in July 2017, the UCLA Health Extensivist Program provides care for more [...]

By uclahealth • January 2, 2019

  Story highlights After a successful pilot program, UCLA Heart and Vascular Services launches a Structural and Congenital [...]

By uclahealth • January 2, 2019

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 [...]

By • December 17, 2018

“After a patient has a cardiovascular event, I really advocate that they try to resume the activities they enjoy and the things they have a passion for,” says Dr. Samuel Daneshvar, director of preventative cardiology and clinical cardiologist at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. “The UCLA Health Ornish Lifestyle Program [...]

By uclahealth • December 12, 2018

“I got into the exercise world because I wanted to make people better,” says Ernest Sacco, manager of cardiac and pulmonary rehab at UCLA Health. “We have three different types of programs: we have traditional cardiac rehab, we have pulmonary rehab and we have the UCLA Ornish Lifestyle Medicine program. [...]

By uclahealth • December 12, 2018