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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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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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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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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

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

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Heart Surgeon Serves Up Healthy Italian Food Tips

Dr. Trento grew up in Italy, and the love of his life, Robin, spent much of the first year of their marriage learning about one of his other great loves: his mother's cooking. Versions of those recipes—now with Robin's own flair—still ...

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Jul 22, 2021

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Faces of Cedars-Sinai: Dr. Peng-Sheng Chen

Meet Dr. Peng-Sheng Chen, a cardiologist at Cedars-Sinai! Dr. Chen, the Burns and Allen Chair in Cardiology Research, talks about his journey from Taiwan to Cedars-Sinai and his career in electrophysiology.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Jul 20, 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