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  • Patient Stories

    Is It Your Stomach—Or Your Heart?

    Calista Davis thought she had indigestion. A dynamic human resources professional who works for the San Diego County YMCA, Davis is naturally high-energy and loves travel, exploring and hiking. In early 2011, walking the hills of San Francisco with a physician friend, she found herself breathless ...

    • Wednesday, February 29th, 2012
  • Patient Stories

    Racing to Heart Health

    Athlete Mary Rose competes in outrigger paddling, skis, kayaks and even scales the peaks of ice-covered canyons. Her heart has always been the means to achieving her active lifestyle. She never gave it more than a passing thought. Until 2009, when three separate episodes of heart palpitations sent ...

    • Wednesday, February 29th, 2012
  • Patient Stories

    Strides in Heart Care for Women

    Bonnie Miller always looked forward to her walks with her dog, Buddy—until this fall, when walking triggered a burning sensation in her lungs. That sensation, plus ongoing debilitating fatigue and nausea, sent her to Scripps. Within days of first being seen by family medicine physician ...

    • Wednesday, February 29th, 2012
  • Health and Wellness

    10 Things You May Not Know About Your Heart

    Heart disease is the number one killer of women—and it’s largely preventable. Despite how common it is, many women still don’t know how to take care of their heart health and reduce their risk factors for the disease. Find out if you know your heart health facts. Take the heart health quiz. Learn ...

    • Wednesday, February 15th, 2012
  • Health and Wellness

    Tips to Prevent Heart Disease in Women

    Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the U.S. More women die from heart disease than cancer. Yet many women don’t know all the facts about heart disease and their risk factors, including: Heart disease is not limited to women over 50. Even young women can develop heart ...

  • Health and Wellness

    How to Lower Your Cholesterol Without a Prescription

    In November of 2011, Lipitor, the best selling drug in the history of pharmaceuticals went off patent, allowing a cheaper, generic version of the cholesterol-lowering drug to enter the market. The move made a popular medication more affordable for many Americans – but still not tolerable for ...

    • Friday, January 13th, 2012
  • Scripps in the News

    Putting Heart Attacks on Ice

    Scripps is Transforming Heart Medicine Al Fields had a heart attack while running. He says he doesn’t remember much about that day. But when he woke up four days later at Scripps, he discovered his body had been cooled drastically – placed in therapeutic hypothermic state to help him heal. See how ...

    • Thursday, November 17th, 2011
  • News

    FDA Approves First Artificial Aortic Heart Valve Placed Without Open-Heart Surgery

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved the first catheter-based aortic heart valve replacement without the need for open-heart surgery in the U.S. — and Scripps Health was one of the 26 sites in the nation for this revolutionary clinical trial. Transcatheter aortic valve ...

  • News

    University of Michigan Medical School Announces Creation of Eric J. Topol Professorship in Cardiovascular Medicine

    The University of Michigan Medical School today announced the establishment of the Eric J. Topol Professorship in Cardiovascular Medicine. A world-renowned cardiologist, Dr. Topol is currently chief academic officer at Scripps Health and a senior cardiologist practitioner at Scripps Clinic. Dr. ...

    • Wednesday, October 26th, 2011
  • Scripps in the News

    Minimally Invasive Heart Valve Extends 90-year Lease on Life

    Decorated World War II veteran Lester Tenney needed heart valve replacement. But at 90 years old, most physicians were reluctant to perform surgery. That’s when Tenney turned to Scripps and became a participant in the FDA-approved PARTNER clinical trial. He received a less invasive treatment ...