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UCSD prof.: Pig gel reduces animal heart failure with test planned in people

Muscle damaged by heart attacks can be repaired by an injectable gel that forms scaffolding, attracting stem cells and blood vessels in a study that may lead to a new method for reducing heart failure.

Tri-City earns high marks for heart care

Tri-City Medical Center has been recognized as the sixth best hospital in the nation for having one of the lowest readmission rates for heart attack patients.

Your heart is in your hands

Know the risk factors for heart disease that you can control, and make heart-healthy choices to reduce those risks.

Fight heart disease today

Now that you know heart disease kills, tell five women you want them to live! Choose a mission to help stop heart disease in our lifetime.

Lace up your sneakers for National Walking Day San Diego

The American Heart Association, along with Union Bank and UC San Diego Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, invite San Diegans to ditch their desks, lace up their sneakers and walk for a healthy heart on National Walking Day.

2012 Go Red For Women campaign reaches across county

The American Heart Association’s 2012 Go Red For Women campaign was launched in early February with a kick-off event downtown on Broadway in front of the U.S. Grant Hotel. Almost 50 volunteers, complete with homemade signs and materials, showed up to voice their support and encourage women to make it their mission to be heart healthy.

The American Heart Association's annual Go Red For Women Luncheon

More women die of heart disease than all forms of cancer combined. Unfortunately, heart disease is often silent, hidden and misunderstood. That’s why the American Heart Association is encouraging San Diegans to show their support for the fight against women and heart disease by attending the American Heart Association’s 2012 Go Red For Women Luncheon, on March 16 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront.

Heart attack warning signs for women

Some heart attacks are sudden and intense, but most of them start slowly, with mild pain or discomfort. Often the people affected aren’t sure what’s wrong and wait too long before getting help. Here are some of the signs that can mean a heart attack is happening:

Sex poses surprisingly low risk to heart patients

CHICAGO — Good news: Sex is safe for most heart patients. If you're healthy enough to walk up two flights of stairs without chest pain or gasping for breath, you can have a love life.

Senator's stroke shows they can hit the young, too

WASHINGTON -- When a stroke hits at 52, like what happened to Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois, the reaction is an astonished, "But he's so young."

Heart of San Diego Gala to support UCSD cardiovascular center

The 2012 Heart of San Diego Gala benefitting University of California, San Diego's Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center will be held Feb. 25 at 6 p.m. at the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in Carlsbad.

Next phase under way on cardiovascular institute

A nearly 320-ton crane with a boom able to reach farther than a football field has arrived on the campus of Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla.

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Profiles

New Scripps cardio chief is stent expert

A seven-story building that will open its doors in 2015 will be home to a state-of-the-art heart health care institute that will transform Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla and make it a destination for heart patients.

Medical Videos

Mike Wolfe, Kitchell

Kitchell is currently building the largest healthcare project under construction in Southern California, UC San Diego Jacobs Medical Center. The company applies its innovative approaches to quality, safety, lean construction and design/build - among other industry-leading practices - to a wide range of projects throughout the country.

Medical Videos

ALS Association's Steve Becvar on the Ice Bucket Challenge

Aug. 18, 2014 -- George Chamberlin speaks with Steve Becvar, executive director of the ALS Association Greater San Diego Chapter, about the Ice Bucket Challenge, the sixth annual ALS Golf Classic on Aug. 29 and other efforts to raise funds and awareness for fighting cure Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

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