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  • Scripps in the News

    Experts, Patients Say Therapy Pets Have Healing Effect

    Being around a dog can make people feel better. But therapy dogs that visit people in the hospital are not just helping patients feel better, they are helping patients get better. 10News recently visited with a Scripps cardiac patient to learn more about the positive effects that one special therapy ...

  • News Releases

    Novel Device May Help Stop Leaky Heart Valves

    Virginia Anderer, a native of Chicago, never thought she would see her beloved city again due to her failing heart which prevented her from traveling. But the 84-year-old Southern California resident was recently able to return to the Windy City – with her doctor’s blessing – thanks in part to a ...

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    VAD Program at Scripps Awarded Certification from The Joint Commission

    Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval as a hospital performing Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) as a destination therapy. Destination therapy is permanent support for end stage heart failure by means of an implantable artificial heart ...

  • Health and Wellness

    Living with Congestive Heart Failure

    By James (Tom) Heywood, MD, Scripps Health What does it mean when the heart fails? While its name might suggest otherwise, congestive heart failure doesn’t mean the heart has stopped working; instead, it fails to effectively pump enough blood to the body’s organs or to fill without an abnormal ...