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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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Tackling Cancer With Targeted Therapy

DiAnn Smith was first diagnosed with lung cancer in 2007. During a regular follow-up in 2017, doctors found traces of cancer in her left lung. When DiAnn moved to California, she was referred to Dr. Karen Reckamp. After evaluating her, ...

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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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Artist Perseveres Through ALS

Ken Brenner continued to make art despite a diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), which gradually paralyzed his legs, arms and hands. Read more.

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Changing the Conversation Around Pregnancy Loss

After pregnancy loss, many well-meaning people make upsetting comments to grieving women that are meant to be comforting. Rethinking the ways you approach and discuss pregnancy loss may help you become a more supportive.

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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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The Long Path to Bone Marrow Transplantation

Cathy Griffin shares her journey to the lifesaving bone marrow transplant that addressed her leukemia at Cedars-Sinai. Read more.

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Pediatric Cancer Patients Inspire Through Their Art

The "Shutterbugs Gallery" features photos from 11 photographers ranging in age from 6-18 years old and will be on display through the month of September in honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Sep 16, 2021

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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

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Parkinson's: A Patient's Journey With Deep Brain Stimulation

Yoheved Hasson believed the involuntary shaking in her leg had to be something more. When she visited a neurologist, she got the diagnosis: Parkinson's disease. After researching her options, she decided that Dr. Michele Tagliati was the...

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Aug 16, 2021

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Perspectives from a Brain Tumor Survivor

After strange symptoms sent him to urgent care, Desmond, then 35, underwent a flurry of emergency tests and appointments before a surgeon told him there was nothing he could do to treat a rare, aggressive brain tumor. But Desmond ...

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Aug 02, 2021

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Specialists Work Together to Protect Fertility During Cancer Treatment

Cedars-Sinai patient Lauren Bratman was hoping for news that she was pregnant. She got a breast cancer diagnosis instead. Read More.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Jul 30, 2021

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Navy Veteran Gets Lifesaving Heart Surgery

Navy veteran Eric Axel Jensen underwent a lifesaving heart surgery by Dr. Fardad Esmailian, who had successfully replaced his aortic valve with a bovine (cow) valve and repaired his mitral valve.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Jul 09, 2021

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First Person: I joined a clinical trial—here's why and how it went

Michelle Mindlin is highly experienced with cancer treatments. Over the course of a decade, the 66-year-old has survived—and thrived—thanks to cutting-edge care, a positive outlook and a commitment to staying on top of emerging trends in...

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Jul 01, 2021

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Thevi's Story: Finding Beauty During Chemo

Last year in the midst of the pandemic, 19-year-old Thevi Jean-Louis was diagnosed with cancer. The seemingly healthy teenager was getting ready to start his sophomore year at Bard College when he received the surprising diagnosis—acute ...

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Jun 29, 2021

Scars and Curves: A Scoliosis Patient Finds Healing in Art teaser image
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Scars and Curves: A Scoliosis Patient Finds Healing in Art

Sandra Gray doesn't remember her first scoliosis surgery. That's because she was just one and a half years old. This signaled the start of a 25-year journey against an unusually aggressive case of a common childhood affliction.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Jun 21, 2021