Cardiology

Community’s diagnostic medical sonography program reaches milestone

Community Regional Medical Center’s diagnostic medical sonography program is now one of three in California with dual accreditation in cardiac and general sonography and one of the few hospital based programs offering all classes and clinical experience on site. The 18-month-old program recently received approval from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education.

Clovis cath lab tops hospitals in state study

After more than a year of studying the safety and effectiveness of elective angioplasties in hospitals without open heart surgery, Clovis Community Medical Center is seeing some amazing and comforting results.

Depression and your health

Your mind and body are intimately connected, and your overall health depends on both of them working well. This is most evident in depression: Research shows that people who suffer from clinical depression face a higher risk for contracting certain illnesses, according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).

New test for patients at Fresno Heart & Surgical

It’s not common knowledge, but when it comes to surgery, knowing your blood volume could be critical. Until recently there hasn’t been a quick or easy way to measure blood volumes right before surgery.

New high-tech heart surgery at Community

Look at the Valley's first minimally invasive triple bypass surgery done without the use of robotics, without stopping the heart and without breaking the sternum. Find out how this leading-edge procedure will result in faster recoveries for patients at Community Regional Medical Center.

 

Community affiliates sweep Heroes in Healthcare Awards

Since 2006, Business Street Media Group Heroes in Healthcare Awards have recognized extraordinary individuals in the Valley health care community who have made personal sacrifices to help so many others in the region.

This year four of the seven award recipients are affiliated with Community Medical Centers and were honored at the annual Heroes in Healthcare Awards Ceremony at the Bankers Ballroom in Fresno on Nov. 3.

New laser treatment eases pacemaker lead replacement

New technology in the Valley offers those with cardiac pacemakers and defibrillators a safer, easier way to have troublesome wire leads removed via laser, rather than the traditional open-chest surgery.


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Ailing Heart

Carl Booker, a man in the prime of his life, learns his heart is failing. Can Dr. Bipin Joshi discover why?

Healthcare Heroes episode # 1006.2.

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Wrist Catheterization

Cardiologist Michael Gen at Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital performs a wrist cateterizaton on a woman who has high-risk factors for heart disease.

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Top CT technology arrives at Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital

Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital is the first in the region to be home to some leading-edge technology — a 256-slice CT (computerized tomography) scanner — hauled in by a special lift. The CT scanner captures sharp, 3-D images of the heart between beats.