heart transplant

The program is closing in on transplanting its 500th heart into a child recipient

By uclahealth • July 18, 2022

Nurses staged an exhibition of Laura Topete’s vibrant images to spread joy and positivity

By Sandy Cohen • June 7, 2021

It's only the second heart transplant program in the U.S. to achieve this milestone.

By Jocelyn Apodaca Schlossberg • February 1, 2021

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

By uclahealth • June 20, 2020

Heart transplants bring joy

By uclahealth • March 11, 2020

“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

By uclahealth • September 19, 2019

“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. [...]

By uclahealth • May 13, 2019

“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 [...]

By uclahealth • May 13, 2019

"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. [...]

By uclahealth • April 23, 2019

“Every Monday and Thursday morning we do biopsies for our post-heart transplant patients,” says Dr. Ali Nsair, director of the Heart Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support Program at UCLA. “We do this to confirm that they have no rejection. We’re one of the first programs to adopt a blood test [...]

By uclahealth • April 17, 2019