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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).
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.
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.
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 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.
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.Back to Videos
Cardiologist Michael Gen at Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital performs a wrist cateterizaton on a woman who has high-risk factors for heart disease.Back to Videos
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.
We perform more cardiac diagnostic procedures than any other hospital network in the region – more than 120,000 last year alone – that’s about one every four minutes.
This is a painless test that uses sound waves to create images of the heart. It provides the doctor with information about the size and shape of the heart and how well the heart’s chambers and valves are working.