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Healing a Broken Heart

Elaine Kamil, MD, is a busy and dedicated physician, often working 12-hour days caring for children with kidney disorders. At 71, she also finds the time to hike, travel and play with her four grandchildren.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Oct 12, 2021

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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

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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.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Sep 24, 2021

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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

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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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New Research on Sudden Cardiac Arrest Shows Racial Gap

Study by researchers at the Smidt Heart Institute finds that African-Americans experience sudden cardiac arrest at twice the rate of Caucasians.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Jul 21, 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

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Minimally Invasive Surgery for Aortic Valve Repair

Cedars-Sinai cardiac surgeon Dr. Pedro Catarino explains the treatment options for aortic valve repair and who is a good candidate for minimally invasive cardiac surgery.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Jun 15, 2021

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Treatment Options for Heart Valve Disease

Cedars-Sinai cardiologist Dr. Joanna Chikwe explains the options for treating heart valve disease, specifically replacing or repairing the mitral heart valve.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Jun 11, 2021

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Faces of Cedars-Sinai: Dr. Raj Makkar

Meet Dr. Raj Makkar, associate director of Interventional Technologies at the Smidt Heart Institute! Learn about his journey here from India, his favorite parts of his job and what he likes to do outside of the hospital.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / May 25, 2021

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The Cedars-Sinai Specialist Aortic Service and Acute Aortic Dissection

The best aortic dissection treatment results are achieved in centers that provide a dedicated service, like Cedars-Sinai. An experienced team is vital to the success of the necessary lifesaving procedure.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Mar 15, 2021