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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 thoughts about the challenges of caring for patients still...

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Dec 16, 2021

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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 that day, Shana never let her attitude falter.

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 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 ...

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 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.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Nov 19, 2021

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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 ...

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Nov 18, 2021

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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

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 structure, most patients will need specialized treatment as ...

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Oct 18, 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

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

New Research on Sudden Cardiac Arrest Shows Racial Gap teaser image
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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