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  • Scripps in the News

    Scripps Doctors Use Handheld Device to See Inside the Heart

    About the size of cell phone, this a revolutionary “pocket EKG” device is like a digital visual stethoscope that helps physicians rapidly screen for cardiac problems. Scripps is the first health care system to give physicians Vscan so they can see inside the heart at the bedside. Learn ...

  • Scripps in the News

    Scripps Investigates Implantable Device to Reduce Stroke Risk

    Researchers at Scripps investigate a small implantable device that is designed to help reduce the risk of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation in the place of blood thinners. Scripps is one of the first health systems in California to investigate The Watchman implant. Learn more about how ...

    • Friday, September 23rd, 2011
  • Health and Wellness

    Does Cholesterol Matter?

    Just a generation ago, when it came to cholesterol, the message was loud and clear: High cholesterol led to heart disease, and it was caused in large part eating too much cholesterol from animal sources like red meat, eggs and butter. So Americans switched from butter to margarine, cut down on eggs, ...

    • Thursday, September 15th, 2011
  • News

    Device May Eliminate Need for Blood Thinners in Some Atrial Fibrillation Patients

    A new device currently being studied at select hospitals across the country may eliminate the need for blood thinning medications in some patients who have a heart condition known as atrial fibrillation (“AF”). The most common cause of irregular heartbeat, AF affects more than two million people in ...

  • Health and Wellness

    Is It Indigestion or a Heart Attack?

    The symptoms of a heart attack in women are often more subtle than in men, and can be easily confused with stress, fatigue or simply not feeling well.

    • Monday, August 15th, 2011
  • News

    Conrad Prebys Gives $45 Million to Scripps Health

    When Conrad Prebys was a young boy growing up in Indiana he stepped on a rusty belt buckle, which resulted in a life-threatening cardiac infection that forced him to remain bedridden for a year. Now, years later and having accrued a significant personal fortune, the noted San Diego developer and ...

  • News

    U.S. News & World Report Ranks Scripps Among Nation’s Best for Heart Care

    U.S. News & World Report’s 2011-2012 Best Hospitals rankings has again named the combined heart programs of Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Green Hospital among the best in the nation for cardiology and heart surgery. In addition, Scripps La Jolla, Scripps Green, Scripps Memorial ...

    • Tuesday, July 19th, 2011
  • Patient Stories

    Offering Protection from Sudden Cardiac Arrest

    Rhina and Hector Paredes have turned the tragic loss of their teenage son into an opportunity to put better health safeguards in place for other local children. Rhina Paredes, a registered nurse at Scripps Health, had no idea her athletic 15-year-old son Eric had a heart condition until he ...

  • News

    Heart Surgery Goes High Tech

    By James Hemp, MD Just a few years ago, heart surgery often meant a large incision from chest to abdomen, hours of surgery, considerable risks and a week or two in the hospital followed by a long, difficult recovery. In recent years, however, technological advancements have come into the mainstream, ...

  • News

    New Scripps Study First to Validate Usefulness of Pocket Ultrasound

    San Diego – Nearly 200 years after the introduction of the stethoscope, the accuracy of a pocket ultrasound device that enables a physician to “look” at a patient’s heart during routine physical exams has been validated for the first time in peer-reviewed research led by Scripps ...

    • Tuesday, July 5th, 2011