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How to Love Your Heart in 5 Steps

It’s February, and romance is in the air… so, show your heart some love by keeping 5 things in mind. “Make an investment for your heart and keep it consistent,” Itchhaporia, M.D., M.A.C.C., F.A.H.A., F.E.S.C., Eric & Sheila Samson Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Health and medical director of congestive heart failure and telemetry programs. “Keeping … Read More

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What Lisa Marie’s Death Teaches Us About Heart Health

“She was so much like her daddy, it was uncanny.” When friends and fans poured out their shock and love for Lisa Marie Presley, 54, the only child of Elvis and Priscilla Presley, who died this week of cardiac arrest, many inevitably noted the similarities between father and daughter. Like Elvis, Lisa Marie reportedly died … Read More

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Hoag Hospital Receives Awards for Heart Failure Care

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Newport Beach has received the American Heart Association’s GOLD PLUS Get With The Guidelines Heart Failure quality achievement award. The national accolade recognizes Hoag’s Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart & Vascular Institute for its commitment to improving outcomes for patients with heart failure, meaning reduced readmissions and more healthy days at … Read More


Long Beach Woman with Rare Genetic Condition Finds Hope at Hoag

  Kaitlin Jones works to find joy in the little things. Jones, 31, said it’s a priority of hers to look for silver linings, especially when she’s followed by something of a “grim reaper.” For all intents and purposes, Jones looks like any average woman her age. But just because she doesn’t look ill doesn’t … Read More

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5 Surprising Things You Didn’t Know About Cardiac Rehabilitation

  Every year, nearly one million people in the United States suffer a coronary event, and more than 30 percent will have a second and potentially fatal one. Cardiac rehabilitation can help people who are at risk of heart attacks and strokes make the changes that extend – and improve – their lives. You Don’t … Read More

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From ‘Disruptive Technology’ to Standard of Care: Celebrating 20 Years of TAVR

  This year marks 2 decades since the first transcatheter aortic valve replacement procedure was performed on an inoperable patient with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis — a historic moment that would change interventional cardiology. In the years since, TAVR, also referred to as transcatheter aortic valve implantation, or TAVI, has moved from a curiosity that … Read More

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5 Cardiology Power Players

  Below are five power players making a difference in cardiology: Ali AbuRahma, MD. President of the Society for Vascular Surgery (Rosemont, Ill.). Dr. AbuRahma serves as the medical director of the vascular laboratory and co-director of the Vascular Center of Excellence at Charleston (W.Va.) Area Medical Center. As an established editor and reviewer, he has … Read More

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What Is Congestive Heart Failure, Exactly?

  Even though congestive heart failure is a commonly used term, the details can get a bit confusing when you really dig into what it means. That’s because “congestive heart failure” isn’t a separate condition from “heart failure,” Dana Weisshaar, M.D., a cardiologist at Kaiser Permanente in Santa Clara, California, ​​tells SELF. Rather, the term is used to … Read More

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5 Cardiologists on the Move

  Below are five cardiologists who recently joined new practices, stepped into new roles or retired. Note: This is not an exhaustive list. If you would like to add a cardiologist move to this list, please email Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Newport Beach, Calif., welcomed cardiothoracic surgeon Timothy Lee, MD, to the Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart … Read More

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Telehealth’s Role in Cardiology? Thoughts from 3 Specialty Leaders

  The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the use of telehealth across many healthcare specialties, including cardiology. However, there are some differing views about the extent of its use in the specialty.  Here are quotes related to telehealth’s use in cardiology from three cardiologists, taken from recent episodes of Becker’s cardiology and heart surgery podcast.  Jeffrey Kuvin, MD. Senior … Read More