Category Archives: heart health
Larry Santora, M.D., demonstrates what a heart murmur is, what it sounds like and whether or not you should be concerned with an unusual heart beat.
Joseph Preston, M.D., a critical-care physician, demonstrates and explains the life-saving procedures used in the intensive care unit at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, Calif.
Defibrillation machines, often labeled “AED” — automated external defibrillation — have become more available in public spaces. Regina Faison, founder of the Derrick Faison Foundation, reviews the use of these machines, a device that might have saved the life of her husband, pro football player Derrick Faison. Anthony Chang, M.D., also examines the alarming rise in sudden cardiac death among student-athletes.
Nancy Miller has an artificial heart, but no heart beat, because the device regulates a smooth flow of blood through her body. It’s a miraculous treatment, and Kelly Tucker, M.D., director of cardiac electrophysiology and pacing at the Orange County Heart Institute, explains and demonstrates how the artificial heart works.
Jay Lee, M.D., medical director of electrophysiology at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange,Calif., discusses abnormal heart rhythms and treatment of the condition.