Cardiology

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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Cardiac scare turns woman into heartfelt advocate

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.

 

Congestive heart failure patients find new relief

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.


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Ailing Heart

A man in the prime of his life learns his heart is failing. Can cardiologist Bipin Joshi discover why?

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Beating Heart Surgery

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.

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It's all in the Wrist

Learn how valley doctors are using the wrist to help detect heart disease.

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Heart of the Matter

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.

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Heart Savers

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.

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