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If Your Heart Skips a Beat it Could be Love, but it Could Also be Disease

Heart arrhythmias, which feel like a skipped beat or racing heart, occur when electrical impulses in the heart don’t route properly. Arrhythmias are usually temporary and harmless, but frequent heart palpitations or irregular heartbeats might be a sign of heart disease. If you experience shortness of breath, weakness, dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting or near fainting, chest … Continued

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Women's Choice Award names Hoag one of America's Best Hospitals for Heart Care and Obstetrics

Women’s Choice Award® 2018 has named Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Heart Care and Obstetrics. This is the fifth consecutive year Hoag has received an award in the category. The award identifies the country’s best health care institutions based on patient satisfaction and clinical excellence. According to Hoag it … Continued

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Hoag Named Top Cardiovascular Hospital

Hoag was named one of the top 50 cardiovascular hospitals by IBM Watson Health, according to a news release. Watson Health’s annual study included risk-adjusted inpatient mortality, risk-adjusted complications, percentage of coronary bypass patients with internal mammary artery use, 30-day mortality rates, 30-day readmission rates and severity-adjusted average length of stay, according to a news … Continued

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OC Hospital Adopts Siemens Somatom Force CT for Cardiac Imaging

Hoag recently became the first hospital in Orange County, Calif., to install the Siemens Somatom Force computed tomography (CT) scanner. The Somatom Force allows radiologists to obtain higher-quality images faster, more efficiently and with less radiation than older-generation CT scanners. “This technology definitely raises the bar when it comes to performing detailed, high-resolution non-invasive cardiac … Continued

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Hospital's Quest for Heart Pump Device Ends Just in Time for Dying Teenager

The teenager splurted blood. His skin went gray. His ear lobes turned blue. He had collapsed on the floor of his garage while his parents were out walking the dog. The right side of his heart had broken down, causing arrhythmia. On Nov. 11, 2016, just before noon, a sudden death event was happening in … Continued

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Teen was rescued from the 'ditches of death' after his heart stopped 3 times

Tim Deits’ heart failed three times on Nov. 11. The first time, the 16-year-old’s parents found him unconscious at their Huntington Beach home. His father, Ted, was able to resuscitate him with CPR, but his heart failed again in transit to Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach and then again in the emergency room. That day, … Continued

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Hoag Receives Women's Choice Award

Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach received the 2017 Women's Choice Award as one of America's best hospitals for heart care and obstetrics, according to a news release. It is the fourth consecutive year Hoag received the award. “Our commitment to providing an unsurpassed level of personalized care to the community we serve starts with the … Continued

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H.B. man brought back to life after multiple heart attacks

In the dream, the man is at an airport and the plane is ready for takeoff. The man rushes frantically, but can’t find the right door. Eventually the plane takes off without him. This was the dream, or vision, Sean Porter of Huntington Beach had as he lingered between life and death at Hoag Hospital … Continued

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Hoag is Ranked a Top Cardiovascular Hospital

Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach has been named one of the nation's 50 top cardiovascular hospitals for 2017 by Truven Health Analytics, which provides information and suggestions for improving the cost and quality of healthcare, according to a news release. Hoag was the only California community hospital to make the list. It was also included … Continued

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100 Hospitals with Great Heart Programs

Becker's Hospital Review named Hoag to its list of 100 Hospitals with Great Heart Programs for 2016. The Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart & Vascular Institute offers services at Hoag. The institute features operating rooms, including the Bob & Marjie Bennett Hybrid Cardiovascular Surgical Suite, which the cardiac care team utilizes to perform non-surgical transcatheter aortic … Continued

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