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2021
October
21,
2021
| 06:05 AM America/Los_Angeles
Worldwide, more than 328 million working women are in or entering menopause, coping with symptoms that can cause professional setbacks and job loss and create financial instability. At the same time, women of all ages are more likely than men to suff...
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October
13,
2021
| 05:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Researchers from the Smidt Heart Institute have discovered two alarming trends in Takotsubo cardiomyopathy—also known as "broken heart" syndrome—a condition that is often triggered by stress or loss and can lead to long-term heart injury and impaired...
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October
06,
2021
| 05:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
Smidt Heart Institute researchers have found that taking high doses of fish oil supplements—specifically one gram or more per day—may increase the risk of developing atrial fibrillation, an abnormal heart rhythm disturbance with potentially serious c...
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September
21,
2021
| 08:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
After reviewing national data from nearly 160,000 patients, Cedars-Sinai researchers found that transcatheter aortic valve replacement, or TAVR, could be a favorable option for some low-risk patients with bicuspid aortic stenosis. The findings were p...
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September
20,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Five years ago, Thomas Cooper says, he had never heard of an “aortic dissection.”But the growing pain in his chest led him to a hospital near his home in Azusa, California, where he learned he had an aortic dissection, a tear in the wall of the aorta...
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September
16,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Natalie Ann Bello, MD, MPH, an innovator and researcher in the field of cardiology with a special interest in hypertension and cardiovascular risk surrounding pregnancy, has been selected as director of Hypertension Research in the Smidt Heart Instit...
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August
30,
2021
| 06:02 AM America/Los_Angeles
Researchers from the Smidt Heart Institute suggest that, contrary to common belief, the risk of developing high blood pressure has more to do with genetics in women than in men. The effect of genes on hypertension risk, when compared to that of lifes...
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August
23,
2021
| 11:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
A study from the Smidt Heart Institute and the Interagency Registry for Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support (INTERMACS) that reviewed national data on more than 24,000 patients who had mechanical pumps implanted to treat advanced heart failure ...
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August
06,
2021
| 08:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
ACE inhibitors, a type of medication taken daily by millions of Americans to treat hypertension, diabetic kidney disease and heart failure, could increase patents' risk of infection under certain conditions, preliminary research from Cedars-Sinai sug...
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August
05,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Last week Patsi Saoud, RN, took off her scrubs for the last time and retired after 50 years on the job at Cedars-Sinai.In 1971, Saoud moved from New York to California to join Cedars of Lebanon, which would merge with Mount Sinai to become Cedars-Sin...
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July
29,
2021
| 08:05 AM America/Los_Angeles
In the first prospective study of its kind, researchers in the Center for Cardiac Arrest Prevention at the Smidt Heart Institute evaluated sudden cardiac arrest in a Southern California community that included Latinx and Asian American residents. The...
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July
26,
2021
| 06:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
A new look at data from a landmark Cedars-Sinai study of health interventions in Black barbershops, and a new study that looks at barbershop patrons' virtual visits with pharmacists, have added to the evidence that convenient, community-based health ...
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July
13,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Kim Ryberg, 33, remembers the first time she fainted at age 13. Over the next two decades, Ryberg experienced life-altering symptoms like regular fainting spells, extreme vertigo and excessive hot and cold flashes. Her symptoms diminished her quality...
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April
28,
2021
| 04:59 AM America/Los_Angeles
To anyone else, it’s just a walk around the block. But for Frank Coburn, 57, and his wife, it’s a miracle.A miracle that resulted from Coburn becoming the first Southern Californian—and possibly first in the U.S.—to receive a minimally invasive doubl...
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April
05,
2021
| 11:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
New research from the Smidt Heart Institute shows that more patients—specifically those with medical risk factors or from underserved communities—opted into telehealth appointments for their cardiovascular care during the COVID-19 pandemic. The data ...
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April
01,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Dominic Emerson, MD, and Pedro Catarino, MD, both transplant surgeons with the Smidt Heart Institute, know how to be spontaneous. At any given moment, they can get the call that a donor heart or lungs are available, requiring them to quickly board a ...
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February
26,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Lisa Stewart doesn't dwell on the fact that she might be the first in the nation to undergo both mitral and tricuspid valve replacement procedures. She's too busy counting her blessings.“Life before and after my procedures is as different as night an...
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February
15,
2021
| 11:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
A new study from the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai shows that women have a lower “normal” blood pressure range compared to men. The findings were published today in the peer-reviewed journal Circulation.Currently, established blood pressure g...
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February
10,
2021
| 06:02 AM America/Los_Angeles
Valentine’s Day is a little sweeter this year for first-time mother Donet Teimourian, 33, who gave birth to son Roman at Cedars-Sinai in September.A little more than a year ago, Teimourian's dreams of motherhood had been just that—a dream—until her S...
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February
04,
2021
| 06:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
Medical science has come a long way in efficiently diagnosing and effectively treating women with heart disease, but with upward of 500,000 women in the U.S. being treated for it every year, there is more work ahead, says one of the nation's leading ...
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January
25,
2021
| 06:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
When Shari Baugh, 61, woke up on her birthday last October, she had two new reasons to be grateful for another trip around the sun: the healthy heart and kidney she had just received from Cedars-Sinai transplant surgeons.“When I think about the timin...
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January
20,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
New research from the Center for Cardiac Arrest Prevention in the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai has found for the first time that during nighttime hours, women are more likely than men to suffer sudden death due to cardiac arrest. Findings we...
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January
13,
2021
| 06:06 AM America/Los_Angeles
Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, Cedars-Sinai employees have stepped-up and stepped-in to support patients and colleagues alike. And while there has been no shortage of selflessness, one group of volunteers shines a bright light on both the innovation...
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January
11,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cell-derived exosomes are effective in treating disease when mixed with the dominant protein in breast milk and given orally, a new Smidt Heart Institute study of laboratory mice shows. The findings, published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Extracel...
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2020
December
16,
2020
| 13:30 PM America/Los_Angeles
In a year rocked by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, the Cedars-Sinai Comprehensive Transplant Center is on track to match or break records.Cedars-Sinai surgeons performed 64 transplants in October, the second-highest number of transplants ever p...
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November
30,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Just moments after Calabasas ninth grader Oliver Merlob was born, he was whisked away for open-heart surgery to treat a congenital heart defect. Little did his parents know it would be the beginning of a lifelong relationship.The relationship forged ...
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November
13,
2020
| 09:06 AM America/Los_Angeles
New research presented today at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions suggests neither vitamin D nor the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil prevent the development of atrial fibrillation, a potentially serious heart rhythm disturbance...
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November
09,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
The Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai has established a specialized cardiac clinic to care for COVID-19 survivors who may be subject to long-term heart damage.“This first-of-its-kind program created uniquely for COVID-19 survivors will benefit pa...
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November
06,
2020
| 09:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
HeartValveSurgery.com, a prominent heart health educational resource and online patient community, recently featured cardiothoracic surgeon Joanna Chikwe, MD, chair of the Department of Cardiac Surgery in the Smidt Heart Institute, in a webinar about...
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November
03,
2020
| 05:02 AM America/Los_Angeles
Delander Moore, a Cedars-Sinai patient from Palmdale, has plenty to be happy about this Election Day.Just days after receiving a new heart, Moore was excited to find out he won't miss the opportunity to vote because he can cast his ballot from his ho...
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