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Hoag Doctor Named to Leadership Roles for Cardiology Group

Dr. Dipti Itchhaporia, director of disease management for the Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart & Vascular Institute at Hoag Hospital, has been named the American College of Cardiology’s vice president for 2020-21 and will serve as president in 2021-22. The ACC is the leading medical society governing the practice of cardiology. “We are proud to congratulate … Continued

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Hoag Becomes First OC Hospital to Offer New Heart Diagnostic Technology

Using an innovative new technology, cardiologists from the Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart & Vascular Institute at Hoag discovered that doctors could safely rely on a non-invasive, artificial intelligence system to diagnose and plan a course of treatment for patients experiencing a potentially fatal heart disease. Hoag is the first hospital in Orange County to offer … Continued

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Award Praises Hoag For Stroke Treatment

Hoag Hospital Irvine has won the American Heart Association/Stroke Association’s Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. Hoag Hospital Irvine earned the award by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients at a set level for a designated period. These measures include evaluation of the proper use of medications and other … Continued

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Cutting About 300 Calories a Day Might Benefit Your Heart, Study Finds

Cutting just 300 calories from your daily diet could significantly benefit your cardiovascular health, even if you're already at a healthy weight, according to a new study. Such caloric restriction can be achieved through techniques such as intermittent fasting, or by skipping that slice of cheesecake for dessert. During the course of two years, participants … Continued

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Both Red and White Meat Raise Cholesterol Levels, Study Finds

For years, many health experts have thought that swapping out your red meat for white meat was the way to go. Red meat has been linked to diabetes, heart disease, and certain cancers. White meat, on the other hand, has long been believed to be the superior option. However, new research from Children’s Hospital Oakland … Continued

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How Do Fitness Trackers Fit in the Future of Health Care

I view medicine as a team effort. Doctors, nurses, technicians, and patients work together to promote and improve health. Recently some new members have joined the team: My patients’ Fitbits, phones, and watches. For years, the pessimists out there have predicted that wearable technology would lead to mass hysteria. Patients would misdiagnose themselves as having … Continued

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9 Heart Health Mistakes Women Make & How to Fix Them

Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death for women in the United States according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, there’s still a misconception that heart disease is a “man’s disease.” February is Heart Month, a perfect time to bring attention to the importance of cardiovascular health and learn more … Continued

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9 Hacks for Heart-Healthy Holidays

Turkey and ham. Mashed potatoes and gravy. Your mom’s special stuffing and aunt’s tuna casserole. Oh, and don’t forget the potato salad. You’ll be hard-pressed to enter the holiday season without eating — a lot. And though extremely delicious, all of these traditional family favorites also come with a hefty price tag of salt, sugar, … Continued

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100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Heart Programs | 2018

Becker's Healthcare named Hoag to the 2018 edition of the “100 hospitals and health systems with great heart programs.” The hospitals named on this list are national leaders in cardiovascular healthcare and have invested in their cardiology and cardiovascular surgery programs. Many institutions pioneered groundbreaking procedures and remain on the forefront of heart care today. … Continued

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Hoag Hospital Newport Beach Reaches 10,000 Milestone for Robotic Surgery

Hoag Hospital Newport Beach (Calif.) performed its 10,000th robotic surgery using the da Vinci system. Here’s what you should know. 1. Gynecologic oncologist Lisa Abaid, MD, performed the milestone surgery removing a benign cyst. 2. Hoag began performing robotic surgeries in 2004. In total, Hoag has 42 surgeons and 80-plus nurses and surgical technicians in … Continued

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