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    Staying Heart Healthy

    Emily Scott, M.D. As a cardiologist, I see and treat people everyday for heart disease. One of the most important roles I can play as a physician is to help educate the public about this prevalent condition. Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of people worldwide. Interestingly, heart ...

    • Monday, May 8th, 2006
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    Scripps Clinic Physicians Participate in Ground Breaking Gene Therapy Study for Cardiovascular Disease

    Scripps Clinic is one of only 20 cardiac medical centers in the U.S. participating in a Phase IIb study of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor-2 (VEGF-2) for the treatment of severe cardiovascular disease. Richard A. Schatz, MD, co chairman of the Division of Cardiology and research director of ...

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    Scripps Clinic Begins Stem Cell Study for Heart Disease

    Physicians at Scripps Clinic are participating in the world’s first study of selected adult stem cell injections in the heart to determine the benefit in treating patients with severe chest pain as a result of end stage, inoperable coronary artery disease. Richard A. Schatz, M.D., co chair and ...

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    Catheter Ablations Help Hearts Find Their Rhythm

    Twenty-four year old Natalie Nelson had been suffering from a heart arrhythmia for more than a month. Her heart rate would suddenly begin to race out of control and often ended with a trip to the Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas emergency room. Natalie’s rapid heart rate would begin at ...

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    Latest Treatment Breakthroughs in Cardiovascular Disease

    Cardiovascular Disease (CVD), including heart disease and high blood pressure, is the number one cause of death among Americans. Although commonly associated with men, CVD is also the leading cause of death among women, killing nearly 500,000 females each year. Technological advances, alternative ...

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    Scripps La Jolla Marks 50,000th Cath Lab Patient

    Bennie Kyle didn’t realize that his trip to the cardiac catheterization (cath) lab at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla would be such a momentous occasion. Kyle, 58, became the lab’s 50,000th patient on Thursday, Aug. 14, giving it the distinction of being the first hospital in San ...

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    Heart Disease: The Greatest Health Risk For Women

    Many of us wear pink ribbons and we “walk for a cure” to battle a big threat to women’s health. But the number one killer of women in America isn’t breast cancer. It’s heart disease. A recent cover story in a national magazine noted that more women die of heart disease ...

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    Raise Your Glass for Your Heart

    An afternoon cocktail may have more benefits than simply helping you unwind at the end of a busy day. A new study published last month in the New England Journal of Medicine found that regular consumption of moderate amounts of alcohol helped reduce the risk of heart attacks in men. While similar ...

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    Scripps Teaches Heart Patients to Monitor Their Heart Health

    The first two months after the December holidays are when nurse Nancy Brass-Mynderse knows she’s going to start seeing all her heart patients. “They’ve spent December eating everything they’re not supposed to including candy, pies and salty snacks,” said the nurse ...

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    Not All Fish is Heart Healthy, Study Says

    Is there something fishy about the latest studies on heart disease and seafood consumption? Yes, fish can be a heart-healthy food choice, if you’re eating the right kinds. If not, you may actually be increasing your heart attack risk, a new study shows. It turns out that eating fish may not be ...