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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.
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.
An active runner finds out if her fatigue and chest pain means open heart surgery.Back to Videos
Rosalie Wyckoff, 54, is exhilarated to be able to walk more than a mile every day now. Just a year ago she couldn’t even walk half a block without feeling extremely fatigued.
Community Regional Medical Center was the first in the Valley to invest in the Aquadex FlexFlow systems that remove excess fluid from the patient with an advanced form of ultrafiltration called Aquapherisis therapy.
A man in the prime of his life learns his heart is failing. Can cardiologist Bipin Joshi discover why?Back to Videos
Performing heart surgery while a heart is still beating is not a new surgical technique. Find out why this technique is back in the forefront of cardiac surgery and learn more about its tremendous benefits to patients.Back to Videos
Learn how valley doctors are using the wrist to help detect heart disease.Back to Videos
Discover how a Community Regional Medical Center cardiologist helped a Valley couple get down to the heart of the matter and back in the rhythm of life.Back to Videos
When an employee of the Fresno County Office of Education suffered an on-the-job heart attack, he nearly died. See how the efforts of his fellow employees, along with the resources of Community Regional Medical Center, helped save his life.Back to Videos