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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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Take Control of Your Cholesterol Stat

If you have high cholesterol and you are not taking statins, it is time to make a doctor’s appointment. Recently, the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association presented new guidelines for the prevention of heart attack and stroke that greatly widen the net of people who could benefit from statin therapy. Statins … Continued

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Heart disease, it starts with your genes

For some of us, heart disease begins when we’re still in diapers. That may sound a bit dramatic but thanks to the complexities of cellular biology, some of us start to experience the weathering effects of arteriosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries, while we are infants. By the time we have a heart attack, stroke … Continued

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Hoag gets advanced heart imaging system

Hoag Hospital has become one of 17 hospitals in the country — and just the second on the West Coast — to use a new 3D graphical display system to pinpoint the location of a patient’s heart arrhythmia, the hospital has announced. The Topera Rhythm View system, according to a news release, makes it more … Continued

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Patients, surgeons caught in heart-valve legal fight

Cardiologists and heart surgeons at Hoag Hospital spent most of the day on April 11 learning how to implant a recently approved nonsurgical heart valve, so they could add a new option for patients who are too sick to have their chests cut open. Then they got caught up in an ongoing dispute between two … Continued

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Huntington Beach woman's diagnosis helps save life of husband

“Do you two do everything together?” The question is an easy joke now for the Huntington Beach couple that underwent heart surgery within 10 days of each other and celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary in cardiac rehab. Heart surgery makes the list of things Kelly and Bob Davis venture to do as a couple along … Continued

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Newly Named Vascular Institute Celebrated

The Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart & Vascular Institute, formerly the Heart & Vascular Institute but renamed in honor of the late donor, who gave the largest gift to Hoag Hospital to date, was unveiled during a celebration Tuesday night. In October, Hoag Hospital Foundation announced the estate gift of $53 million from the late Jeffrey … Continued

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Discovery of Woman's Heart Disease Likely Saved Husband's Life

The discovery of a woman’s heart disease likely saved her husband’s life. Two months ago, 54-year-old Kelly Davis had a heart attack. As Davis met with Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian cardiologist Dr. Subbarao Myla in Newport Beach, answering vital health questions, it was discovered that she had 90 percent blockage in one artery and an … Continued

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You have a heart — care for it

?If you are active, eat well and never take a sick day, heart disease might be the furthest thing from your mind. But heart disease is the No. 1 killer of both men and women in the country, which means that you – yes you – should take a few moments to think about your heart. People … Continued

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'Electricians' and 'mechanics' repair hearts

?When our hearts start to pound, we usually know why: Maybe we’re in love. Or we’re excited. Or we’re just a bit over-extended. But unbeknown to too many of us, sometimes that pounding feeling signifies that something has gone very wrong. Atrial fibrillation, or AF, is a common rapid-heart-rhythm abnormality. It happens when disorganized electrical … Continued

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