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.

Chinese delegation researches Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital’s technology

Fresno Heart & Surgical showed off the latest in operating room technology on March 8 to a delegation from China being sponsored by the Lyles Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at California State University, Fresno.

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.

Back on the Ranch

A technological breakthrough can reduce cancer treatments by nearly tenfold, and it’s right here in the Central Valley.

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"Suite" New Setup

Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital is well known by patients for its luxury hotel-like experience and unsurpassed patient care. But find out how two new high-tech operating rooms called “the best in the world” by one doctor are helping to take patient safety and care to an unprecedented level.

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Bank on It

Community Is preparing for the worst with the best equipment available. A life-saving technology that cut the wait time for emergency blood deliveries from 30 minutes to one minute.

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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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Lab in the OR

There are four tiny glands that sit in your neck that regulate calcium levels in your system. When one of those glands goes bad it can make you feel bad as well. One Valley doctor brought a new test to the operating room to help reduce surgery time for patients with Hyperparathyroidism.

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A Brainstorm of Technology

Recently, Community Regional Medical Center’s doctors, nurses and technicians began training on a series of brand new tools designed to help “see” inside the brain and the spine. The equipment is part of a multi-million dollar investment to improve the study of neurosciences.

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