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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 mean … Continued

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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 Need … Continued

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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 drew … Continued

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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 published … Continued

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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 describe … Continued

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Heart & Vascular

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 mbean@beckershealthcare.com. Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Newport Beach, Calif., welcomed cardiothoracic surgeon Timothy Lee, MD, to the Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart & … Continued

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Heart & Vascular

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 Vice … Continued

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Heart & Vascular

Why Telehealth in Cardiology is a Double-Edged Sword, Per Hoag’s Dr. Subbarao Myla

Setting the expectations too high for telehealth’s expansion in cardiology could have unintended consequences, says Subbarao Myla, MD, director of the cardiovascular catheterization laboratories at Newport Beach, Calif.,-based Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian’s Jeffrey M Cantor Heart & Vascular Institute. Dr. Myla recently joined Becker’s cardiology podcast to discuss how heart care may evolve in the … Continued

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Heart & Vascular

Hoag Begins Enrolling Patients with Degenerative Mitral Valve Disease in Clinical Trial Using a Less Invasive Surgical Treatment

The Condition Mitral valve prolapse, also known as click-murmur syndrome, Barlow’s syndrome, balloon mitral valve, or floppy valve syndrome, manifests as bulging of one or both of the mitral valve flaps (leaflets) into the left atrium during the contraction of the heart. For more details, follow the link to the description at the American Heart Association. This … Continued

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Heart & Vascular

Suspect a Stroke? Act F.A.S.T.

If you suspect that you or a loved one is having a stroke, call 911. It’s a call that can mean the difference between life or death. Unfortunately, during the pandemic, it is a call that too few made. Across the nation, stroke death rates increased as people elected to stay home with stroke symptoms rather than … Continued

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