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In Her Own Words: Congenital Heart Expert Dr. Ruchira Garg teaser image
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In Her Own Words: Congenital Heart Expert Dr. Ruchira Garg

Meet Dr. Ruchira Garg, director of Congenital Noninvasive Cardiology and associate director of the Guerin Family Congenital Heart Program at the Smidt Heart Institute, shared her t...

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Dec 16, 2021

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

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Dec 06, 2021

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

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 pai...

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Nov 19, 2021

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

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 C...

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Nov 19, 2021

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

Raj Makkar, MD, interventional cardiologist at Cedars-Sinai, used Eos device to treat clinically significant, symptomatic mitral valve disease with transcatheter mitral valve repla...

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Nov 18, 2021

Advances in Congenital Heart Disease Have Improved Survival Rates teaser image
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Advances in Congenital Heart Disease Have Improved Survival Ra...

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 mo...

Discoveries / Nov 11, 2021

A Brief Timeline of Advances in Congenital Heart Surgery teaser image
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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 t...

Discoveries / Nov 10, 2021

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

Discoveries / Nov 02, 2021

Women's Health and Blood Pressure teaser image
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Women's Health and Blood Pressure

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

Discoveries / Oct 27, 2021

New Aspirin Recommendations: What to Know teaser image
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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.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Oct 26, 2021

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

Discoveries / Oct 26, 2021

Myths and Facts: Adult Congenital Heart Disease teaser image
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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 str...

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Oct 18, 2021

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

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

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Oct 04, 2021

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

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

Discoveries / Sep 27, 2021

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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 ...

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Sep 24, 2021