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Best Gift Ever: Patient Gets New Heart and Kidney teaser image

Best Gift Ever: Patient Gets New Heart and Kidney

On December 25, 2020, advertising executive Shana Pereira finally got the Christmas gift she had been waiting for: a new heart and kidney. Despite a lot of bad news leading up to that day, Shana never let her attitude falter.

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Robotic and Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery: The New Standard teaser image

Robotic and Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery: The New Standard

The Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai is leading the way in robotic and minimally invasive cardiac surgery for various pathologies of the heart and aorta, resulting in less pain and quicker recovery times when compared to standard ...

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Cardiac Rhythm Disorders & Advanced Therapeutic Program for Ventricular ... teaser image

Cardiac Rhythm Disorders & Advanced Therapeutic Program for Ventricular ...

Ashkan Ehdaie, MD, describes how catheter ablation is used to control ventricular tachycardia while providing information on other approaches to address VT, including the complex CAVT procedure.

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First-in-human experience of transcatheter mitral valve therapy teaser image

First-in-human experience of transcatheter mitral valve therapy

Raj Makkar, MD, interventional cardiologist at Cedars-Sinai, used Eos device to treat clinically significant, symptomatic mitral valve disease with transcatheter mitral valve replacement in patients who are unsuitable for conventional ...

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Advances in Congenital Heart Disease Have Improved Survival Rates teaser image

Advances in Congenital Heart Disease Have Improved Survival Rates

Major advances in the field of congenital heart disease have dramatically improved survival rates for babies born within the last 50 years—and outcomes are only improving. Learn more.

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A Brief Timeline of Advances in Congenital Heart Surgery teaser image

A Brief Timeline of Advances in Congenital Heart Surgery

Patients in the 1960s and 1970s were the first brave people to undergo these initial congenital heart disease surgical repairs that have led to improved outcomes. Here is a brief timeline of those advances.

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Women Are at Greater Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death Overnight teaser image

Women Are at Greater Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death Overnight

Women are more likely than men to suffer sudden death due to cardiac arrest during nighttime hours.

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Women's Health and Blood Pressure teaser image

Women's Health and Blood Pressure

A one-size-fits-all approach to evaluating blood pressure could be detrimental to women’s health.

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New Aspirin Recommendations: What to Know teaser image

New Aspirin Recommendations: What to Know

Confused by recent news about aspirin and heart health? We asked Dr. C. Noel Bairey Merz and cardiologist Dr. Raj Khandwalla, about aspirin and your heart health.

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Can Vitamin D and Fish Oil Lower Atrial Fibrillation Risk? teaser image

Can Vitamin D and Fish Oil Lower Atrial Fibrillation Risk?

Research from Smidt Heart Institute suggests vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil do not prevent the development of atrial fibrillation.

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Myths and Facts: Adult Congenital Heart Disease teaser image

Myths and Facts: Adult Congenital Heart Disease

Congenital heart disease is usually diagnosed in babies—and often requires time-sensitive surgery. But did you know that even after a childhood procedure to correct the heart's structure, most patients will need specialized treatment as ...

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Faces of Cedars-Sinai: Dr. Alan Kwan teaser image

Faces of Cedars-Sinai: Dr. Alan Kwan

Meet Dr. Alan Kwan, cardiac imaging expert, storyteller and Brazilian Jiu jitsu brown belt.

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Researchers at Cedars-Sinai are Looking at the Possible Migraine and Heart ... teaser image

Researchers at Cedars-Sinai are Looking at the Possible Migraine and Heart ...

The link between migraines and heart disease has long been recognized, but finding the mechanism behind the connection is a bit of a headache.

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Nurse Shares Congenital Heart Journey teaser image

Nurse Shares Congenital Heart Journey

Jacqueline Avalon was born with a congenital heart condition known as ventricular septal defect, a condition where there is a hole in the wall that separates the two ventricles of the heart.

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Faces of Cedars-Sinai: Surgical Technologist William Shion teaser image
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Faces of Cedars-Sinai: Surgical Technologist William Shion

Meet William Shion, surgical technologist at Cedars-Sinai. We talked to William about what it's like to be in the operating room during cardiac surgery, his journey to Cedars-Sinai and what it takes to become a surgical tech.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Sep 20, 2021

Testimony: Why I'm so Glad I Had Valve Surgery at Cedars-Sinai teaser image
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Testimony: Why I'm so Glad I Had Valve Surgery at Cedars-Sinai

Dr. Danny Ramzy uses minimally invasive techniques for heart surgery whenever possible and has an exceptional record. Cedars-Sinai patient, Whitney Kell explains why Dr. Danny Ramzy was the best surgeon for her heart condition.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Sep 01, 2021