In honor of National CPR Week, the MemorialCare Heart & Vascular Institute (MHVI) at Long Beach Memorial, in collaboration with the American Heart Association and the LA County Emergency Medica
Stories for Heart & Vascular Care
At 92-years-old Bernard Kessler has a lot of “heart.” Born and raised in Brooklyn, he was never the type of man to sit back and wait for things to happen.
Long QT syndrome is a heart rhythm disorder that may cause fast, erratic heartbeats. These irregular heartbeats may trigger a fainting spell or seizure, or in some cases, even sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). Jenny, Chris and Barb Bobier all carry the Long QT gene and share how the S-ICD System has helped their family stay protected from SCA.
An alternative to open heart surgery for Gene Pritchard.
Vascular disease contributes to heart disease - the leading cause of death in the United States. Too often, people ignore the early signs and symptoms of the disease that could ultimately save their lives if detected early.