Cardiology

Clovis Community among six California hospitals chosen for cardiac study

Clovis Community Medical Center is one of six hospitals statewide chosen to study the safety and effectiveness of elective angioplasties in hospitals that do not have open heart surgery on site.

California HealthCare Foundation pledge will boost patient education and outreach

Patients and their families at Community Regional Medical Center and Community Behavioral Health Center will benefit thanks to a $100,000 pledge from the California HealthCare Foundation.

This is the first year of a two-year pledge that will enhance patient education in cardiovascular services at Community Regional and assist the Behavioral Health Center with its outreach efforts.

Cardiac surgery staff brings heart lessons to students

Cardiac surgeon Peter Birnbaum hopes to spark an interest in medicine with hands on experience, letting students poke and prod a real heart. For the past few years he’s brought in his staff from Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital and several fresh cow hearts to Clovis West High School in Fresno to give anatomy lessons.

Football great gives Fresno Heart & Surgical high marks

Daryle Lamonica, quarterback for the Oakland Raiders during the late 60s and early 70s, knows the value of a great team. And he’s grateful for the top-notch team at Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital who took care of him when he had quadruple heart bypass surgery in mid-May.


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Angiogram helps find blockage

A man with a multitude of heart and vascular problems undergoes an angiogram in the catheterization lab.

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World's smallest heart pump used for first time in Valley

Tim Volk, a 51-year-old ex-Marine and nuclear engineer, was facing the prospect of a risky third open heart surgery after blockages were again found in arteries leading to his heart. But cardiologist Bipin Joshi offered him another choice with a new technology – the “Impella” or world’s smallest heart pump.

Patients live with and manage congestive heart failure

It’s been a few months since Carl Booker’s cath lab procedure was filmed by nationally-syndicated reality TV show Healthcare Heroes. Dr. Bipin Joshi performed the catheter procedure in September to help Booker’s congestive heart failure. Now Booker is able to get around better and is doing well.

To learn more about how to live with congestive heart failure, read on:

Fresno-area cardiac patients benefit from hospital's quick response

When it comes to heart attack – minutes count – and the good news for Valley patients is Community Regional Medical Center takes fewer minutes than most when measuring time for emergency cardiac care.

This measurement is called “door-to-balloon,” starting at the time a patient comes into the emergency department and ending when a catheter guide wire crosses the culprit lesion in the cardiac cath lab.

Family gets Christmas miracle in March

When he got sick, Marty Nunes didn’t expect anything more than the flu. When his wife Kimberly decorated the tree, she didn’t expect to celebrate Christmas in March. Their 7-year-old son Matthew didn’t expect a daily visit to the hospital to be part of his after-school routine. And the entire Nunes family didn’t expect to spend almost three months praying for a miracle – but they did.


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Angiogram

An active runner finds out if her fatigue and chest pain means open heart surgery.

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