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2016

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OCT 28Division of Cardiology researcher Zhi-Ling Guo and colleagues report that regular electroacupuncture lowers hypertension by activating natural opioids.
AUG 09The American Heart Association journal names UC Irvine heart disease study best in category.
APR 06A diabetic's risk for heart disease drops 62 percent when blood pressure, sugar and cholesterol are controlled, a UC Irvine report shows.

2015

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AUG 19UC Irvine cardiologist Dr. John Longhurst explains how patients treated with electro-acupuncture experienced drops in blood pressure that lasted up to a month and a half.
APR 29UC Irvine neurologist and stroke specialist, Steven Cramer, says looking to Instagram is just another way to practice exercising the brain after a stroke.
APR 01UC Irvine researchers identify presence of a heart pouch that may explain strokes of unknown origin.
MAR 12Reversing the rising trend of heart attacks in young women
FEB 10UC Irvine Health first in Orange County to use remote heart failure monitoring system.

2014

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JULY 26Division of Cardiology professor Nathan D. Wong receives a 2014 Distinguished Fellowship Award at the 19th World Congress on Heart Disease.
FEB 28Heart disease is the leading cause of death among pregnant women in California, a study led by UC Irvine Health cardiologist Afshan Hameed has found.
FEB 14UC Irvine cardiologist Dr. Shaista Malik encourages women to become their own heart health champions.

2013

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NOV 18Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of pregnancy-related deaths in California, according to a study led by UC Irvine cardiologist Dr. Afshan B. Hameed.
NOV 12UC Irvine Health heart health experts back new cardiovascular disease prevention guidelines
OCT 15UC Irvine Medical Center receives the American Heart Association's Get With The Guidelines®– Heart Failure Gold Quality Achievement Award.
FEB 04UC Irvine cardiologist Dr. Afshan Hameed tells KTLA that childhood is the time to learn how to maintain a healthy heart.

2012

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MAY 02Patients with chronic lung disease have better outcomes if they are tested and treated for heart health, UC Irvine researchers find.
APR 25UC Irvine Medical Center's heart failure program and Stroke & Cerebrovascular Center again earn the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission.
MAR 15About 40 percent of female heart attack patients don't get classic warning signs, says UC Irvine cardiologist Dr. Shaista Malik.
MAR 12Nathan Wong, director of UC Irvine's Heart Disease Prevention Program, says the state's tobacco tax saves lives in a letter to the Orange County Register.

2011

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NOV 16"Echocardiography," a unique case-based textbook from UC Irvine cardiologist Dr. Shaista Malik and three collaborators, will be published Dec. 27 by Jones & Bartlett Learning.
NOV 15A blood test is more effective at ruling out obstructive coronary disease than tests using radioactive agents, says UC Irvine nuclear cardiology professor Dr. Gregory S. Thomas.
NOV 02Paying attention to diet and exercise can help prevent disease, says Dr. Shaista Malik, medical director of UC Irvine's Preventive Cardiology Program.
OCT 07UC Irvine's Dr. Shaista Malik says more study is needed to know whether reduced triglyceride levels after liposuction surgery translate to longer term health benefits.
OCT 03UC Irvine Medical Center earns Gold Plus Award for delivering the highest level of care to heart failure patients
SEP 26UC Irvine's Dr. Shaista Malik and Nathan Wong, PhD, show that calcium buildup in coronary arteries can be a predictor of heart attacks and strokes in diabetics.
JUL 28Dr. Shaista Malik of UC Irvine's Preventive Cardiology Program discusses women’s cardiovascular health on PBS SoCal's "Healthy OC" program
JUL 11UC Irvine cardiologists lead effort to train physicians to perform safer angioplasty through the wrist.
JUL 06Green tea may lower bad cholesterol, but not enough to replace cholesterol medication, UC Irvine researcher Nathan Wong says.

2010

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DEC 22UC Irvine Medical Center's Heart Failure Program helps people determine their risk for heart disease
DEC 16UC Irvine's Heart Failure Program receives American Heart Association award for meeting the highest standards of patient care
MAY 10With nuclear imaging and computed tomography tests now routine for heart patients, cardiologists fear an increased cancer risk due to radiation, UC Irvine cardiology chief Dr. Jagat Narula says.
MAR 31UC Irvine’s Heart Failure Program is recertified by The Joint Commission, earning a Gold Seal of Approval for commitment to the highest quality patient care