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Biker's big, bad heart lives on

?The medication eats away at his spine. He strains to stand up straight. He scuttles across the floor with the help of an aluminum walker. He can’t play golf anymore, can’t stand for more than five minutes. Each day, he takes 20 anti-rejection pills, some with dangerous levels of toxicity. But his heart, his glorious … Continued

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Heart & Vascular

Introducing the new Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart & Vascular Institute

The new facility has been designed to provide the highest level of patient comfort, safety and clinical outcomes. Hoag is pleased to announce the completion of a newly remodeled south entrance lobby, which will be the single entry point for all Hoag cardiac services. With this new 34,650 square foot state-of-the-art facility completed, coupled with … Continued

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How technology is transforming healthcare

As seen in The Orange County Register Imagine a future in which every surgery requires a very small to non-existent incision. A future in which nano-robots are injected into your body to fight heart disease. Where your pacemaker will text your doctor if it senses there is something wrong. Some of this technology is already … Continued

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Ace of Hearts: For elderly with diseased hearts, new technology offers hope for longer life

As seen in Orange County Register   For decades, cardiovascular surgery has been done one way: a surgeon like me opens a patient’s chest and operates, turning over a patient’s heart and lung functions to a machine for one to two hours or more. These grueling operations work well, but they are too risky for … Continued

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Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian receives American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines Gold Quality Achievement Award

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian received the Get With The Guidelines®–Heart Failure Gold Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association. The recognition signifies that Hoag has reached an aggressive goal of treating heart failure patients with 85 percent compliance for at least 24 months to core standard levels of care outlined by the American Heart … Continued

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Leading edge electrophysiology at Hoag Hospital reduces stress

?As seen in Orange County Register?   Considering the heart’s vital role in our health and well-being, it is surprisingly small – about the size of a fist and weighing in at just nine to 11 ounces on average.   Diminutive, perhaps, but when it comes to anatomy, your heart is a heavyweight player. Every minute, … Continued

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Hoag opens first Electrophysiology Catheterization Suite of its kind

Electrophysiology lab integrates leading edge technology to achieve the highest level of efficiency and safety for patients and better outcomes.  Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian has introduced the Allan and Sandy Fainbarg Electrophysiology Cath Suite, the first electrophysiology (EP) cardiac catheterization lab of its kind.   The EP cath suite is a unique patient-care space designed … Continued

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Hoag Heart and Vascular Institute in Irvine

As one of the preeminent cardiovascular centers on the west Coast,The Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart and Vascular Institute (HHVI) remains the highest quality and volume cardiovascular program in Orange County. with the opening of Hoag Hospital Irvine, HHVI will continue to lead the way by delivering the highest level of care, expert medical leadership and … Continued

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Options for innovative arrhythmia treatment

Minimally invasive techniques continue to be a significant focus for both the patient and physician. The benefits of adopting these new procedures are many, but the most substantial is the ability to diagnose and treat conditions through small openings or veins. One specialty that has adopted minimally invasive techniques more aggressively is interventional cardiology, specifically … Continued

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Hoag unveils new model for cardiac care

?· Opens “Hybrid” Cardiovascular Operating Room (CVOR) · Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart and Vascular Institute among select hospitals to use Edwards Lifesciences new heart valve · Named after Newport Beach couple who donated $2 million  In late 2011, Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart & Vascular Institute opened one of the world’s most advanced cardiac operating suites.   The Bob and Marjie … Continued

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