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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

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Setting the Standard in Mitral Valve Repair

Cedars-Sinai received the top rating from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons for mitral surgery again this year and is supporting new initiatives to help patients and their physicians find expert mitral repair centers and surgeons locally.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Mar 15, 2021

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Important Changes Published in the new 2020 ACC/AHA Valvular Heart Disease ...

New guidelines published in the 2020 ACC/AHA Guideline for the Management of Patients With Valvular Heart Disease impact treatment of chronic, severe functional mitral regurgitation and anticoagulation in valvular heart disease.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Mar 15, 2021

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Advanced Coronary Revascularization for Severe Coronary Disease

With an international expert team of heart specialists in cardiovascular surgery and coronary vascularization, Cedars-Sinai is a leader in advancing the surgical technique to improve the lives of patients with severe coronary artery ...

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Feb 24, 2021

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Faces of Cedars-Sinai: Dr. Dominick Megna

When Dr. Dominick Megna is not in the OR transplanting organs and repairing aortas, he can be found fine-tuning his other passion: cooking. Read more.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Jan 11, 2021

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Faces of Cedars-Sinai: Cardiac Surgeon Dr. Pedro Catarino

Meet Dr. Pedro Catarino, the new director of Aortic Surgery at Cedars-Sinai. We talked him about joining the Smidt Heart Institute, the latest innovations in heart and lung transplant surgery, and moving from England to Los Angeles with ...

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Jan 04, 2021

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Options in Treating Mitral Valve Disease

There has been a huge paradigm shift over the last five years where doctors can offer patients with mitral valve disease more surgical and nonsurgical options than ever before. Read more.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Aug 28, 2020

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High Blood Pressure: What Women Need to Know

Research at Cedars-Sinai finds high blood pressure progresses faster in women. Here's everything women need to know about the new findings.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / May 29, 2020

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Living With Heart Failure

Millions of Americans are living with heart failure. While heart failure sometimes becomes a chronic illness, there are new ways to treat and manage this heart condition to improve quality of life.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Mar 30, 2020

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Brotherly Bond Strengthened by Heart Transplants

The Bedolla brothers share a special bond after all 3 received heart transplants at Cedars-Sinai.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Feb 12, 2020

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Back on the Trail After a Heart Attack

In 2017, 52-year-old Jeff Tong had a heart attack while mountain biking. After a helicopter rescue Jeff is back on the trails again.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Nov 15, 2019