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Hoag's Nationally Acclaimed Cardiac Care Expands Services in Irvine

You can hardly turn on the radio without hearing a song about broken hearts. But apart from occasionally singing along wistfully to tunes about unrequited love, the truth is we really don’t spend much time thinking about our hearts – the physical, blood-pumping ones that make our every breath (and emotion) possible. Until something goes … Continued

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Cancer

Hoag's new center in Irvine creates 'health care village'

Hoag has opened a new health center across from its Irvine hospital so patients can receive specialized services without driving to Newport Beach. The Hoag Health Center Irvine on Sand Canyon Avenue is intended to create a “health care village” in Irvine, said Marcy Brown, vice president of Hoag Hospital Irvine and ambulatory services. Designed … Continued

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Hoag Receives “Blue Distinction Center+” Designation

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, with campuses in Newport Beach and Irvine, said it received a “Blue Distinction Center+” designation by insurer Anthem Blue Cross’ Blue Distinction Centers for Cardiac Care program. The centers are nationally designated healthcare facilities shown to deliver improved patient safety and better health outcomes based on objective measures. To read the … Continued

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Smith: Ex-Angel Clyde Wright credits Rod Carew for prompting checkup that caught his own heart issue

Former Angels All-Star pitcher Clyde Wright got to a point a few weeks ago when he could have been afraid to answer the telephone. He’s a talker, a baseball raconteur and a jokester always ready with a one-liner and a wisecrack delivered with his Tennessee twang. But there wasn’t anything funny about the news that … Continued

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Hoag Hospital Named in Top 50 for Cardiovascular Services

Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach has been named one of the nation's top 50 cardiovascular hospitals by Truven Health Analytics, a healthcare data firm. The hospital is one of two California medical centers to make the list. The list recognizes hospitals that outperformed their peers in inpatient and extended care, clinical process, efficiency and cost … Continued

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Heart & Vascular

Hoag Takes Cardiac Care to Heart With New Center

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian is boosting its heart care offerings with an eye toward keeping patients in Orange County. The hospital’s Newport Beach campus will open the new William and Nancy Thompson Cardiovascular Center on March 23. “We’re pretty excited about it. It’s really going to be the first truly integrated cardiac center in Orange … Continued

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Heart & Vascular

Monitored exercise program can save life, limb

This is the time of year when everyone takes a hard look in the mirror (or at the scale) and promises, “I’m going to begin exercising.” One of the easiest ways to begin is simply by putting one foot in front of the other. Research has shown that the benefits of walking or engaging in … Continued

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Heart & Vascular

Local Couple First U.S. Patients to Receive Leadless Pacemaker

A couple are the first patients to be implanted with a leadless kind of pacemaker that may revolutionize the way heart disease is treated. “Well, I was a little hesitant. I thought, boy, what does this entail? But, it was so simple,” said Lakewood resident Catherine McLaughlin, who had the device installed in January. Her … Continued

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Heart & Vascular

Moment for Health: Will an Aspirin a Day Keep Heart Attacks Away?

I look at a crowd of people and imagine all the skin, organs, arteries and every piece of the human body gone except for the heart. And I see hearts everywhere pumping away for the sake of life, hanging in mid-air, oblivious to anything except keeping a perfect rhythm: thump, THUMP, thump, THUMP, thump, THUMP. … Continued

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Heart & Vascular

New Vascular Services Director at Hoag Introduces PAD Walking Exercise Program

Ehab N. Mady, DO, new medical director for the Vascular Services Program of the Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart and Vascular Institute at Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, has introduced and helped launch the Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) Supervised Walking Exercise Program that will help physicians who are looking for a comprehensive and long-term solution for their … Continued

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