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Reduce Your Stroke Risk: ABCs of Stroke Prevention
http://bit.ly/btHASu Being able to immediately receive the highest level of care for a stroke at the first sign of stroke symptoms can mean the difference between death or debilitating disablement and resuming a quality life. Know in advance which medical facilities nearest to you have been awarded the Gold Seal of Approval for Stroke Care and why that may matter for stroke recovery. This video with noted neurologist Dr. Peter Fong covers what you can expect in a certified stroke care facility.
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Stroke Prevention: New Carotid Artery Treatment | El Camino Hospital
http://bit.ly/btHASu What does a plumber cleaning a drain have in common with the advanced techniques used to prevent strokes caused by carotid artery disease? This video answers that curious question and more. Plaque buildup in carotid arteries can result in strokes or even death. Information presented in this video includes: Vascular procedures to prevent stroke, how stenosis of the artery is diagnosed and treated, and an innovative carotid endarterectomy treatment that is less invasive than other options. Learn more about stroke prevention by visiting our web site: http://www.elcaminohospital.org/
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Successful COPD Breathing Therapy: Playing the Harmonica!
http://bit.ly/aVt79X COPD breathing problems? Consider this creative, even fun COPD treatment: harmonica therapy. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease symptoms are helped with this low-tech COPD therapy. Pulmonary treatment doesn't have to be difficult or complicated--Dana's story about this pulmonary rehab approach for COPD management and how it worked for her is highly informative and motivating. You can use this creative approach for emphysema treatment and make a difference in your life--and enjoy yourself! Dana has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a common lung disease that makes it hard to breathe. One of the things that helps Dana manage her disease is a new program offered at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, CA, called "harmonica therapy." By playing the harmonica (really... pulmonary therapy), she is able to increase her oxygen level, so that she can breathe easier. Here is her story.
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The Atrial Fibrillation Connection to Stroke & Heart Failure
It's been shown that people whose hearts are in atrial fibrillation (also known as irregular heartbeats) live shorter lives than people whose hearts are not in atrial fibrillation. That's because it can lead to congestive heart failure or stroke. What makes atrial fibrillation so insidious and dangerous is the range of symptoms can go from asymptomatic to a racing heartbeat, shortness of breath or even a feeling of impending doom. This atrial fibrillation video will define the condition and cover these topics: danger associated with atrial fibrillation, connection to stroke and congestive heart failure, symptoms and treatments, and advanced treatments. For more information on this and related topics, visit our site at: www.elcaminohospital.org/heart. Dr. Gan Dunnington is no longer practicing at El Camino Hospital.
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Leading Irregular Heartbeat (Arrhythmia) Treatments
http://bit.ly/cjHo9f Arrhythmias, commonly referred to as irregular heartbeats, skipped heartbeats, also include atrial fibrillation and a variety of other abnormal heart rhythm issues, including skipped, slow and fast heartbeats. Fortunately, new technology and techniques have produced many new cardiac arrhythmia treatment options, including minimally invasive arrhythmia surgical treatments, for patients to consider. In this video about heart arrhythmias, one of the leading physicians in the field, Dr. Bing Liem, walks you through an overview problems generally in this area and reviews the latest in treatments. Transcript: Arrhythmia is defined as irregular heartbeat. It can be the heart beating too slow, too fast, or just simply irregular. It causes a variety of symptoms. Usually people feel palpitations, which is an awareness of the heartbeat being irregular, or strong, or more dangerously, people feel faint and people sometimes collapse and even die suddenly. The causes for arrhythmias are multiple, obviously, like any other condition in health. The most common cause is damage to the heart; heart valve, heart muscle, enlarged heart. It can also be congenital. People can be born with it, or it can also be caused by drugs or other things. There are a variety of treatments for arrhythmia nowadays. Just like most health conditions, the first line of therapy is typically drug therapy, but actually, in the past two or three decades, we're finding out that drug therapy, except for the mild arrhythmia, just simply does not work for the more serious ones. The most commonly used, because of higher efficacy, is what we call catheter ablation. Catheter ablation is a therapy whereby small wires are inserted into the heart to map out the origin of the bad rhythm, cauterize that part, and eliminate the arrhythmia. Some arrhythmias cannot be cured or medicated. These are the ones that cause sudden death. Those types of arrhythmia are treated by preventing sudden death by the implantation of devices like defibrillators. Surgery can also be done for cardiac arrhythmia. It's not common that surgery is done for the cardiac arrhythmia alone. Typically it is coupled with other surgical interventions such as the replacement of heart valves. It can be combined, for instance, with what we call the Maze Procedure for atrial fibrillation. Other miniaturized surgical procedures using an endocardial approach, the so-called minithoracotomies and so forth, are also available. Those are all available here at El Camino Hospital, from the simplest to the most complex type of ablation to device implantation. Surgery can also be done to treat cardiac arrhythmia but because catheter ablation, meaning the non-surgical type of cure, is so advanced and so much better tolerated by the patient, surgery is rarely done as the only treatment for arrhythmias. It's usually a combination of replacing the valve, doing bypass surgery, or another type of cardiac surgery whereby the arrhythmia therapy is added on. The most common surgical therapy for arrhythmia is the Maze Procedure for atrial fibrillation. Other surgical procedures are also available for the treatment of atrial fibrillation that are less invasive. This are called minimally invasive surgery. El Camino Hospital is very strategically located. It's very advanced and has very comprehensive programs for the treatment of all types of arrhythmias. Being in the Bay area, it is also quite advanced. In fact, it's the most technologically advanced hospital in the world. For that reason, all services are just as technologically advanced. It is very well-staffed. The outcome is excellent at El Camino Hospital. The success rate for arrhythmia procedures is excellent and the success rate for implant devices is outstanding. In my opinion, it is one of the best places to go for the treatment of your arrhythmia
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Is Your Chest Pain a Heart Attack? | El Camino Hospital
http://bit.ly/cJDWjz Is Your Chest Pain a Heart Attack? "Time is Tissue" or even your life when it comes to recognizing heart attack signs and taking timely action. Heart attacks can be survived if you learn how to prevent the heart attack in the first place or recognize when it is occurring and take swift action. Gordon, a U.S. Air Force Unit Commander in San Francisco, entertains us with his story of heart attack survival while demonstrating his juggling prowess. Swift identification of his chest pains saved Gordon's life -- learning how to recognize the symptoms of heart attacks can save yours. Transcript: I'm Gordon Geison and I'm thrilled to be here today. As a matter of fact, as a heart attack survivor, I'm thrilled to be anywhere. If I look around and I'm not in an emergency room, it's a good day and I'm happy. I want to talk to you very briefly today about two things. First, what are the warning signs that you're having a heart attack? It might not be as easy as you think to know if you're having a heart attack. Second, what can you do to help prevent a heart attack? How do you know you're having a heart attack? It seems like an easy question but it's really not all that clear. We have this image from movies and television that heart attacks are these big dramatic events. The guy grabs his chest and falls over in pain. That happens occasionally, I suppose, but the fact is that most heart attacks start out very slowly and people feel only minor pain, a little discomfort, sometimes. When I had my heart attack, I had no idea that it was happening. I felt a little light-headed, a little tightness in my chest, but I was going to ignore it. My wife finally insisted that we go to the emergency room, and she saved my life. Doctors will tell you that time is tissue. That is, the longer you delay getting help, the more your heart muscle will be damaged. So don't ignore it. Go to the hospital. Get help right away. Call 911 within five minutes if you experience any of these symptoms. There are four symptoms that you want to look out for. One, discomfort in the chest. If you feel a tightness in your chest that lasts more than a few minutes or if it goes away for a while and then comes back, it could be a heart attack. Second, discomfort in other parts of your body. If your arms are sore, particularly, or your neck, or sometimes your jaw or even your stomach, it could be a heart attack. Third, if you have shortness of breath, if you have trouble catching your breath, it could be a heart attack. And fourth, some people experience flu-like symptoms. They break out in a cold sweat or they are light-headed or nauseous. It could be a heart attack. Don't ignore it. Don't delay. Time is tissue. Even more important than knowing the warning signs of a heart attack is knowing what you can do right now to try to prevent a heart attack. One of the risk factors for having a heart attack is a stressful life. If you're very stressed it could lead to a heart attack. You want to find something that helps you relax. Personally, I enjoy juggling, so when I'm feeling stressed I grab my pins and I start juggling. Some people meditate. Some people sew. Some people garden. But whatever it is, the important thing is to find something you enjoy and something you can fit into your lifestyle and do regularly. Take time to smell the roses and shake off the small stuff. Another factor in having a heart attack is lack of exercise. It's very important to stay active. Some people like to play tennis. Some people like to play soccer. Some people play softball. The lazy people play softball. Just kidding. But the research is overwhelming that people that engage in vigorous activity, regular cardiovascular exercise, dramatically reduce their chances of having a heart attack. So find something you enjoy and just do it. Don't even think of it as exercise. Think of it as life-saving fun. Another way you can reduce your risk factor for having a heart attack is your diet. You want to eat right. Reduce the saturated fats in your diet, and increase your consumption of fruits and vegetables. Everybody knows that an apple a day keeps the doctor away. So there you have it. It's very simple. Remember to get help if you have any of those symptoms of a heart attack. Know the warning signs. Don't delay. Time is tissue. Second, eat right, reduce the stress in your life, and exercise. And on a personal note, I want to add that if you should ever need help, there's no better place to go than El Camino Hospital. They saved my life and I'm very grateful. Hang in there. Learn more about heart attack prevention and treatment by visiting our web site: http://www.elcaminohospital.org
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Peripheral Artery Disease Risks & Warning Signs
http://bit.ly/co4w46 Peripheral Artery Disease is known by many names: Peripheral Vascular Disease, Peripheral Artery Disease, P.A.D., Blocked Arteries and Clogged Arteries. Peripheral Vascular Disease has an incredibly high death rate that can be mitigated if you know the risk factors and warning signs. P.A.D. tests are simple and point the way for highly effective treatments. Learn more by watching this video with Dr. James Joye, Director of Research and Education at El Camino Hospital's Heart and Vascular Institute in Mountain View, California.
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Medical Update: Stroke Signs, Aneurysm Indications
http://bit.ly/btHASu Do you know basic stroke symptoms? Strokes (brain strokes or brain attacks) can be managed or even prevented if you know stroke signs or methods of stoke prevention. This video covers the signs of stroke, treatments (such as ablation) for stroke patients, stroke risks and the latest stroke treatments. An aneurysm is a medical condition that requires immediate medical attention, particularly when dealing with a ruptured aortic aneurysm or an abdominal aneurysm. Knowing aneurysm symptoms and when to seek immediate medical assistance can be vital to saving a life. Neither of these feared medical conditions has to be a death sentence. Spend some time with Dr. James Joye as he discusses the treatments of strokes and aneurysms.
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What's New in Knee Replacement Surgery? | El Camino Hospital
Knee Surgery Video - Learn more here: http://bit.ly/9wyklb Knee replacement surgery advances are improving patients' experiences and outcomes. Knee surgery -- or even partial knee replacement -- is often the solution for advanced knee arthritis. Today you can regain significant mobility and flexibility after knee replacement thanks to advances in orthopedic surgery technology, materials and techniques. Knee replacement recovery times also have improved. This knee replacement surgery video covers what you can expect out of these knee joint replacement advances. In this knee replacement video, a group of knee surgeons (Drs. Bernardo Ferrari, Jeffrey Kliman, John Parker, James Page and Rodney Wong) answer common questions about knee replacement operations and discuss some of the newest advances in the field. Knee replacement surgery has been around for more than 30 years and is an incredibly successful operation. In the past the past, when a person had bad arthritis of the knee, they were pretty much out of luck other than taking aspirin. They'd be debilitated and limited in their activities. So, when a person has pain, stiffness, and their life is becoming restricted by that, that's when it's time to consider knee replacement. We always do non-surgical treatment first. When that doesn't work anymore, then it's time to consider knee replacement. About 500,000 a year are done, and most patients who have gone through this basically say that they wish they had done it sooner. With a knee replacement surgery, we're essentially resurfacing the inside of the knee to replace the worn out, painful cartilage. In a normal knee, you have smooth slippery surfaces that allow the knee to glide properly. But when it becomes arthritic, it's quite pitted and rough, and you have now very painful surfaces trying to glide past each other, and they simply can't anymore. The way we do the surgery is to replace the worn out cartilage with prosthetic materials that resurface the end of the femur and tibia, and that allows for pain-free smooth motion again. The knee replacement can be a complete knee replacement or a partial knee replacement where only part of the knee is replaced. If there's only one area that's involved and damaged, then a total need replacement is not always necessary. More often than not we find that total replacement is the best way to go however. The materials have improved tremendously in the last 20 years. The metal material is essentially the same. However, the plastic material is improved in terms of its durability and strength. What we've found is that for knee replacements to last hopefully a lifetime, they need to be inserted in perfect alignment. The trend now is to go with navigation pretty much as you navigate in your automobile. Navigation can be done during surgery, intra-operatively, and there are devices and our computers to assist us in perfect placement of the components. This has been shown to improve the alignment and thereby should improve the longevity of the implant. Now the newest trend is to actually do a lot of this work, which we used to do during the surgery, ahead of time. So we can actually base the alignment cutting blocks on a patient's MRI or a CAT scan. By taking an MRI ahead of time of the knee, the hip, and the ankle, we can get custom made alignment blocks made for the patient so that the surgery will go much faster and the cuts will be absolutely accurate and precise. The time now in the hospital, based on our newest techniques, is only a two day time frame. A lot of people stay three days, but now with tissue sparing techniques, we spare the quadriceps muscle, we don't violate that during the surgery. People are able to get up and walk even the day of and the day after surgery. So the hospital stay is much shorter. The recovery time depends on how active you were before the surgery. Some people are using a walker before the surgery. Some people are just impaired a little bit while there playing tennis. If you're a community ambulator, you're able to get back in the community, typically within a month you're able to drive, go to the store, and go to the mall that type of thing. Within a month sports will depend on how active you wish to be. Golfing usually within two to three months you'll be able to start hitting balls again. Watch another knee surgery video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAaFkg-HprI&feature=relmfu Orthopedic Institute at El Camino Hospital -- Mountain View Campus 2500 Grant Road Mountain View. CA 94040 (650) 962-4914
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Harmonica Therapy Video
Dr. Bruce Beck, Medical Director of Pulmonary Rehabilitation at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, California, discusses the benefits of harmonica therapy. This video features the Better Breathers' Harmonica class.
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Innovation: Genomics and Personalized Medicine
Healthcare is changing rapidly with the introduction of genomics, which makes personalized medicine possible and increasingly more available. This video talks about new standards in medical care -- prevention and treatment -- that are happening today in advanced community hospitals, not just research facilities. Topics covered in this video about the Genomic Medicine Institute at El Camino Hospital include genetic testing, biotechnology, biomarkers, genetic counseling, personalized medicine, genetic disorders, genomic map, genetic information and more. If you thought that genomic medicine was only an experiment available to very few, it's time to learn what is happening now that you or your loved ones can access. Welcome to the 21st century and advanced medical care!
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Asthma Treatment Gives Back Quality of Life
Most people know that asthma creates shortness of breath, yet it can also create a wide range of problems that make life difficult for people suffering from it, including significant interference with daily activities and even sleep interruption. The airway obstruction caused by asthma has many additional problems, such as limited ability to exercise, work interference, elevated blood pressure and weight gain from certain medications that can proceed to diabetes. For the 2 million Americans that suffer from persistent asthma, many have found that standard asthma medication protocols just have not offered the relief and return to quality of life they so dearly want. Now there is a revolutionary new asthma treatment, Bronchial Thermoplasty, that is a catheter-based treatment option that is done through a bronchoscope that makes airflow easier for asthma sufferers. The treatment is done in three stages, three weeks apart in 45 minutes sessions. It's an outpatient procedure. While not a cure, it certainly decreases the vigor of asthma and greatly improves quality of life. Dr. Ganesh Krishna discusses Bronchial Thermoplasty as a breakthrough asthma treatment. This procedure is fairly unique and offered at ECH, it is not available elsewhere in the Bay Area except at the UC Davis Medical Center. Topics in this brief video include: Bronchial Thermoplasty, Asthma overview, patient success story, candidate criteria and patient benefits. Learn more: http://www.elcaminohospital.org/Programs_and_Services/Interventional_Pulmonology/Video_Bronchial_Thermoplasty
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Fixing Irregular Heartbeats - El Camino Innovates
Dr. Gan Dunnington explains surgical approaches to fix irregular heartbeats (Atrial Fibrillation) at El Camino Hospital. Dr. Dunnington is no longer practicing at El Camino Hospital. For more on this and related topics, visit our website at: www.elcaminohospital.org/heart.
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CyberKnife: Optimizing Brain Tumor Patient Success - El Camino Innovates
http://bit.ly/e1rYF4 Getting the diagnosis of a brain tumor is earth-shattering. Yet the vast majority of these patients have a very, very high degree of success. When you learn that you have a brain tumor, it's important not to panic, but to contact a hospital that has the advanced tools (such as CyberKnife), the skills and the collaborative expertise necessary to improve your brain tumor treatment outcome. This video on brain tumors, presented by Dr. Robert Sinha, covers the changing range of treatment options available to brain tumor patients with particular emphasis on how CyberKnife works and can make a difference in patients' lives. More information is available at: http://bit.ly/e1rYF4
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Genomics and Personalized Medicine Breakthroughs
http://bit.ly/e8QGzY Human genome mapping is now enabling a breakthrough in medical innovation -- personalized medicine. What does this mean for patients? We can now identify predispositions to disease, predict how we metabolize drugs, and figure out what kinds of treatments we may respond to, and even determine when a drug may give us an adverse reaction. All medical specialties benefit from human genome intelligence -- oncology saw the first impacts -- but advances are now being seen in cardiology, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatric diseases, gastroenterology, rheumatology, immunology and other areas. This video covers the areas that genetic medicine is impacting and where the future of genomic medicine is heading.
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Why Choose Anterior Hip Replacement Surgery? | El Camino Hospital
http://bit.ly/9wyklb Why would someone in need of hip replacement surgery want to consider the anterior hip replacement approach? In the anterior posterior debate there are strong reasons to consider the anterior approach to hip surgery, and they are covered in this video by several orthopedic surgeons. If you are suffering from serious hip pain, hip arthritis or hip injuries, joint surgery may be the answer -- this particular form of surgery is worth considering for the mobility advantages alone. Learn about hip replacement recovery improvements and more in this video. Introduced in the U.S. in the 1990s, anterior hip replacement surgery is quickly becoming the favored technique of many top hip replacement experts. Patients love it because it is less invasive, resulting in a shorter hospital stay, a quicker recovery and a quicker return to normal activities. In this video, a group of orthopedic surgeons from El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, California (Drs. Bernardo Ferrari, Jeffrey Kliman, John Parker, James Page and Rodney Wong) cover the specific reasons why you should look into this approach to hip replacement surgery. Transcript: The anterior approach to hip replacement is really the most sophisticated way to perform a total hip replacement. The hip joint is a ball and socket joint. It's normally, in its undiseased state, covered with smooth articular cartilage, and that allows the femur to move in relationship to the hip. As you develop arthritis, a simplified way of looking at it is that the cartilage wears off and becomes rough, and you end up with often two bones from the hip and you have to have them grinding together. This causes pain and stiffness and often a limp. Technology has allowed significant improvements in the prosthesis over the years, and more recently with the anterior approach, we've improved the surgical technique, which allows your hip to be stronger, decreases your chance of a limp and dislocation. So, with the anterior approach, we go through a true intramuscular, intranervous interval. That means we don't disrupt the nerves which makes the muscles work, and we also don't damage the muscles. So by going through this plane, it's the one way to disrupt the anatomy the least, while doing a total hip replacement. With the posterior approach, we usually split the gluteus maximus, the large muscle in your buttock, and that can partially denervate the gluteus maximus, which would leave it weaker after surgery which could contribute to a limp. With the lateral approach, you also split the gluteus medius muscle and potentially could injure the superior gluteal nerve. But with the anterior approach, after surgery, all your muscles have the potential to work the way they did before surgery, and this allows people to recover faster and actually have a better functional result with less chance of dislocation. The anterior approach in the hip is not a new approach. It's been done for years. It may have been actually one of the first approaches to the hip. But the anterior approach for total hip arthroplasty has been done for decades in Europe. In the 1990s, a Dr. Matta down in Los Angeles, he had one patient who had his done in Europe and wanted another one done. So he explored this approach and found it to have many advantages over the posterior approach. At El Camino Hospital, we started doing this approach about seven years ago, and over that period of time have done over 800 anterior approaches to the hip, which probably makes us the leader in anterior approaches to the hip in northern California. The main difference is that the dislocation rate is at least ten times lower. If you look at the dislocation rate when you perform the procedure through the back, through a posterior approach, it's approximately 3% to 5% nationally. And if you do it through the front, through an anterior approach, it runs between 0.3% to 0.8%. So it's about ten times lower. Once we get into the joint and start putting in our components, we also have the advantage, because the patient is laying on his back as opposed to being on his side, we can use x-rays during the case, actually fluoroscopy. This helps us with positioning of the components as well as making sure that our leg lengths are equal. We will actually break scrub at the end of the case and measure the leg lengths just to ensure that the leg lengths are equal. By doing the anterior approach, we don't have to do any precautions after surgery. If you do a posterior approach, for three months you have to be very careful not to sit in low chairs or on low toilet seats, not to bend over past 90% at the hip, and not to cross your legs. When we do an anterior approach, there are no hip precautions from day one. Contact El Camino Hospital today to learn more about the anterior approach to hip replacement.
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Hodgkin's Lymphoma: a Hodgkin's Disease Survivor
Shortly before her 39th birthday, Stephanie, mother of two, was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma. Any cancer diagnosis is scary, but it's particularly terrifying to parents of young children, who want to make sure they'll be around to see their kids grow up. Fortunately, Stephanie received prompt treatment at El Camino Hospital's state-of-the-art Cancer Center and is thrilled to say she is now in remission. In fact, Stephanie is feeling so great that she will be biking 100 miles around Lake Tahoe in June for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society--a wonderful 40th birthday celebration! Here is her inspiring story.
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PulsePoint - A Life is Saved
The PulsePoint app funded by El Camino Hospital helped save the life of a sudden cardiac arrest victim in City of Sunnyvale. PulsePoint's location-aware technology notifies app users who have indicated they are CPR-trained when someone nearby is having a cardiac emergency and may need CPR. The app also directs citizen rescuers to the nearest Automated External Defibrillator (AED).
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New Heart Attack EKG Technology Begins with 911
http://bit.ly/mw3rvD This simulation shows how a heart attack patient can now receive the latest advancements in heart attack treatments. Minutes after receiving a 911 call and assessing a patient's heart attack symptoms, a paramedic can transmit the patient's EKG from the ambulance to the emergency room before the patient arrives, saving precious time. At an accredited chest pain center, a cardiac team can administer an emergency angioplasty procedure or a heart catheterization, resulting in a possible stent deployment, thereby aborting the heart attack.
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MitraClip - Treatment for Mitral Valve Regurgitation
Dr. Chad Rammohan and Dr. Fred St. Goar, inventor of the MitraClip, discuss this innovative and less invasive approach to treating mitral valve regurgitation. Also hear from a patient about her experience and recovery post-surgery.
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Scoliosis Treatment Options for Children and Adults | El Camino Hospital
http://bit.ly/jEEl6b Children and adults require different approaches for the treatment of scoliosis. The range of scoliosis treatment options can include braces, physical therapy and exercise programs, and for severe cases, scoliosis surgery. In addition to age considerations, the treatment options are also based on the degree of spine curvature deviation, the level of pain and medical improvement goals. This scoliosis video, presented by Drs. Thomas Kula and John Lettice, covers the following informative topics: scoliosis surgery and non-surgical treatments for children and adults, selecting a spinal surgery program and an inspiring patient success story. Transcript: Normally, if you look at the spine from the front view like this, all these vertebrae should line up and the spine should be straight. You can see here that there are actually two curves; one in the middle part of the back, the thoracic spine, and one in the lower part of the back, the lumbar spine. Typically, any curvature that deviates for more than 10 degrees is considered to be scoliosis. In most of the patients, the curve is not progressive and we just observe the patient to see if the curve is going to progress. When the curve gets to be more than about 20 or 25 degrees and the patient still has growth potential, we may then recommend the use of a brace in order to prevent that curve from getting worse while the spine is still growing. When the curve gets to be more than about 45 degrees, the curve is beyond the level that we can treat effectively with a brace. That's when we think about the surgical option. In the adult patient, it really depends upon the problem that the curve is causing. Is it pain in the back? Is it pain in the legs? Is there evidence that the curve is getting progressively worse, and how big is the curve? In the adult patient we don't use braces. We may suggest other non-operative treatments like physical therapy/exercise programs in order to try to improve the condition of the spine. But when those treatments fail, then we look for different surgical options. Typically for children, the goals in surgical treatment are to halt the progression in the spinal deformity and correct the deformity to a neutral spine or a balanced spine. That's typically accomplished with a screw-rod construct that is placed through a posterior incision through the back. In contrast to the adolescent, in the adult the scoliosis usually involves not only the thoracic spine but also the lumbar spine, as demonstrated by this radiograph whereby you can see a large curve involving the chest spine here and then the lower back. More significantly, you can see narrowing of the chest cavity at these levels. This results in shortness of breath. Post-operatively, you can see that there's restoration of balance utilizing the pedicle screw-rod construct all the way throughout the curve from the upper thoracic spine to the lower back to the lumbosacral junction, and also an improvement in the pulmonary or lung volumes of this patient. I think you have to look at how much experience the surgeon has, particularly in dealing with the more complicated problems. Spinal deformity is a more complicated problem than some of the other more common back disorders and people may experience back or leg pain. The more experience that somebody has, generally the better their outcomes are. Dr. Lettice and I have been doing this surgery for over 20 years working together, and we actually work as a team. We're both there in the operating room on either side of the operating room table while we're taking care of the patient. We operated on a young lady who had a phenomenal amount of opiate intake just to allow her to perform her activities of daily living with her children. She's now two years post-operative and she's off of all of her pain medication, and essentially has a full and really unrestricted lifestyle now.
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A Cutting-Edge Medical Technology Ecosystem
bit.ly/n90hi9 This video about medical technology and health care innovation covers the El Camino Hospital culture, which creates a cutting-edge focus and a passion to elevate medical technology, patient care and partnerships in ways that create health care possibilities that extend to global wellness far beyond the Silicon Valley community. Topics covered in this video include: medical technology benefits; innovative emotional, spiritual and environmental approaches; the advantages afforded by our Silicon Valley location; the research and innovation ecosystem; and The Fogarty Institute for Innovation partnership.
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Tomi Ryba Takes The Ice Bucket Challenge | El Camino Hospital
El Camino Hospital CEO Tomi Ryba was recently nominated to take the #IceBucketChallenge by Chris Dawes, CEO of Lucille Packard Childrens Hospital. She gladly accepted the opportunity to bring attention to the fight against #ALS. Tomi now nominates Amir Rubin, CEO of Stanford Health Care.
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Delivering at Mountain View Campus | El Camino Hospital
Our specialized care, welcoming environment and comprehensive services are designed to make your birth experience as comfortable and joyous as possible.
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Robotic Surgery Is Changing the Way Physicians Operate
Learn More At: www.ElCaminoHospital.com Minimally invasive surgery, made possible with robotics, is being performed everyday. Robotics have changed the way physicians operate, which is particularly important for women suffering from gynecologic disorders, bladder problems, fertility concerns and even cancer. In this episode of The Daily Dose, Nurse Barb Dehn takes us into the El Camino Hospital robotic surgery suite and speaks with Randy Creamier, Robotics Program Director; Mary Kilkenny, M.D.; and Albert Pisani, M.D.; as well as with patients Delisa Lee and Pam Mills, who have chosen minimally invasive robotic surgery. Some of the advantages women facing gynecologic cancer gain with robotic surgery may include better outcomes; faster recovery, enabling them to move to the next phase of treatment sooner; less pain and scarring; smaller incisions; and fewer complications. For More Information: www.ElCaminoHospital.com
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Advances in Treatment of Enlarged Prostate Glands
http://bit.ly/oa3SZS Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) is an enlarged prostate gland that is not associated with cancer, but it can cause significant urinary problems as men get older. Men with these problems now have a new, minimally invasive surgical option that represents a considerable improvement over traditional treatments available to them. The new treatment for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia -- which is the technical term for an enlarged prostate gland -- sounds like something from science fiction: Green Light Laser Technology. More information is available at: http://bit.ly/oa3SZS
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Why Consider the Anterior Hip Surgery Approach? | El Camino Hospital
The faster recovery time provided by a minimally invasive surgical approach is worth investigating when considering your hip replacement surgery options; watch this video to learn more. Candidates who are eligible for anterior hip replacement surgery can realize significant benefits, such as: more muscle spared, fewer dislocations, less need for hip precautions after surgery and less pain. Dr. Jeffrey Kliman discusses these benefits and more from a patient's perspective. He also shares observations from patients who have experienced both traditional and anterior hip surgery that the anterior approach was four to five times easier to recover from. Also covered in this video: an overview of anterior hip replacement surgery, anterior hip surgery advantages, patient recovery benefits and real-life patient experiences. Transcript: When we perform an anterior approach, the surgery is muscle-sparing. We leave all of the ligaments and muscles intact in the back, so it's a more natural way of putting the hip in. Because of that, people get up and move more freely and return to work and recreational activities much earlier. The main difference is that the dislocation rate is at least 10 times lower. If you look at the dislocation rate when you perform the procedure through the back, through a posterior approach, it's approximately 3 to 5% nationally. If you do it through the front, an anterior approach, it runs between 0.3 to 0.8%, so it's about 10 times lower. Another difference is that by doing the anterior approach, we don't have to do any precautions after surgery. If you do a posterior approach, for three months you have to be very careful not to sit in low chairs or on low toilet seats, not to bend over past 90 degrees at the hip, and not to cross your legs. With an anterior approach there are no hip precautions from day one. We find that the pain people have after doing an anterior approach as compared to a posterior approach is much less. Most people go on pain pills and don't need to have morphine or other IV medications. Some go straight to Advil or Tylenol within the first 24 hours. The return to normal activities is very different from person to person. Some people are able to return to work within two to three weeks, depending on the type of job they do. If they have a very physical job or a job where they have to stand for a long period of time, it can take up to six to eight weeks. If they're performing a desk-type job, they can usually return within two and a half to three weeks. As far as recreational activities, most of the golfers or tennis players can return within six to eight weeks but there's variation from person to person. When patients come into my office they often ask me why we do this. One of the main things I tell them is that I've had over 40 patients where I've performed a posterior approach on one hip, and they came back years later to have the hip on the opposite side done, and we performed the procedure through an anterior approach. Those people all came back to tell us that this was anywhere from four to five times easier to recover from. It was a major force and influence in determining that this was the right thing to do for our patients. Contact El Camino Hospital today to learn if the anterior approach to hip replacement is right for you.
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80% With Erectile Dysfunction Get Heart Disease
http://bit.ly/9WGU2t 80% of all men with Erectile Dysfunction (male impotence) health issues have or develop heart disease, which may end in a heart attack. In fact, one of the leading heart disease signs is erectile dysfunction (ED). Erectile dysfunction should be treated as one of the leading signs of heart disease, and one that may save your life if you act on it. Not all heart disease signs are this easy to identify; getting the medical help you need is critical if you are at risk for heart disease. In this video, urologist Ed Karpman, MD, and cardiologist Neal Scott, MD, explain the connection between the two, and talk about why they've partnered to create a comprehensive health program just for men, so that men seeking urological treatment also receive any necessary follow-up care for heart problems or other underlying disorders.
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2011 Heart Forum: Peripheral Vascular Disease: Latest Trends and Techniques | El Camino Hospital
This presentation, Peripheral Vascular Disease: Latest Trends and Techniques, was given by Hardeep Ahluwalia, MD, medical director of vascular surgery at El Camino Hospital Los Gatos, during the 2011 Heart Forum.
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Hospital Employee Reflections on Patient Care Culture
http://bit.ly/n90hi9 This hospital video celebrates El Camino Hospital's culture of patient care, which creates a common bond among all employees as the hospital celebrates its 50th anniversary. The care of patients unifies and motivates employees, regardless of how many responsibilities they may shoulder. The staff at El Camino Hospital has a singular determination to make each patient's care the best possible, in as many ways as possible. Watch and listen to the thoughts and reflections of many outstanding employees as they discuss their passion for patient care.
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How to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease Damage
http://bit.ly/co4w46 Cardiovascular Disease doesn't have to end in a heart attack. Knowing heart attack symptoms (not just chest pain), and getting help ASAP for heart disease, particularly at an accredited chest pain center, can make a life-saving difference. Dr. James Joye, Director of Research and Education at El Camino Hospital's Heart & Vascular Institute, reviews signs, symptoms and risk factors of cardiovascular disease. Watch this video and learn more.
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禪修與身心自在講座 Chan Meditation Workshop on 8/25/2017 | El Camino Hospital
法鼓山常啟法師主講,介紹禪修的基本訓練,如放鬆、覺察、專注, 以及如何把這種念念清明的方法應用在日常生活;現場並教授簡單的靜坐方法,練習身體掃描放鬆,進入簡單的靜坐。
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Breast Cancer Treatment: Nancie's Brachytherapy Story
http://bit.ly/cEztjl Brachytherapy is an alternative breast cancer treatment available to over half of breast cancer patients. A welcome breast cancer radiation treatment option, brachytherapy offers numerous benefits over traditional breast cancer radiation therapy. This video interview with a breast cancer patient, Nancie, relates her experience with brachytherapy. Nancie was diagnosed with an early-stage breast cancer known as DCIS (Ductal Carcinoma In Situ) in July of 2009, and here she provides a patient's insight into the experience you can expect if your doctor recommends you receive brachytherapy radiation treatment. Nancie covers her experience with her fast, five-day course of brachytherapy.
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Los Gatos Birthing Center Tour | El Camino Hospital
The birthing center at El Camino Hospital Los Gatos has been voted one of the best places to have a baby by Bay Area Parent magazine, and we're most known for our outstanding nursing care, our warm environment and the personalized attention we give to our patients, and our flexibility when it comes to individual birth plans. This video covers everything from labor and delivery to neonatal intensive care to breastfeeding support.
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Peripheral Artery Disease Warning Signs | El Camino Hospital
http://bit.ly/hOa81K Peripheral artery disease affects at least 20 million people in America. It's thought to impact 5 percent to10 percent of individuals 55 years and older. And, it's probably the strongest marker of risk for heart attack and stroke for patients in America. Two things are certain about peripheral artery disease: 1) it has an incredibly high death rate, and 2) death or debilitating physical impairment can be mitigated if you know the risk factors, the warning signs, and where to get the best treatment. Peripheral artery disease has many names, including peripheral vascular disease, peripheral artery disease, PAD, blocked arteries and clogged arteries. This informative video covers the following information: symptoms of peripheral artery disease and how to recognize them, PAD risk factors to avoid, medical solutions to avoid leg amputation, why prevention of blocked arteries matters so much, and the keys to successful peripheral artery disease management. Learn more about peripheral artery disease and your treatment options, including getting a second opinion, by visiting our web site today.
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Less Invasive Mitral Valve Regurgitation Repair
http://bit.ly/9jUwwQ Mitral valve regurgitation affects 4 million people in the U.S. Traditional heart valve surgery involves major surgical procedures, including cutting the sternum, open heart surgery and long recovery. Dr. Chad Rammohan discusses traditional and new less-invasive mitral valve procedures in this informative video.
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El Camino Hospital Cancer Center | El Camino Hospital
The expanded El Camino Hospital Cancer Center has been carefully designed to enhance patient comfort and convenience to offer seamlessly coordinated care in one location. See the new center and hear from patients, staff and physicians about the personalized care offered at the El Camino Hospital Cancer Center.
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Campus Development 2016-2019 | El Camino Hospital
With an eye toward increasing programs and services for the future, improving amenities and sustaining the environment, the Mountain View Master Plan will enable physicians, nurses and other caregivers to provide the community with the most up-to-date health care available.
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Lung Cancer Patients Gain Significant Hope - El Camino Innovates
http://bit.ly/gxcTQK Lung cancer patients with poor lung function are not good candidates for traditional surgical treatments. Innovations in medical technology, such as brachytherapy, CyberKnife and da Vinci robotic surgery, are now presenting significant new hope for patients who previously were not eligible for surgical treatments, as well to as the general population of lung-cancer patients whose disease is contained to their lungs. This lung-cancer video, presented by Drs. Robert Sinha and Deepak Khuntia, covers the changing range of treatment options available to lung-cancer patients and what a difference these changes are making in patients' lives. More information is available at: http://www.elcaminohospital.org/About_El_Camino_Hospital/Feature_Stories/Brachytherapy_Targeted_Radiation_for_Lung_Cancer (or click the shortened version at the beginning of this description).
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How to Survive a Stroke: Know Stroke Symptoms
http://bit.ly/btHASu Knowing stroke symptoms and how to act on them could save your life or that of someone you love. Stroke signs are easily identified if you know [thought this was an acronym] what they are -- and take rapid action. Fast action after identifying symptoms of stroke can also mean the difference in terms of avoiding long-term disability. Once you identify the signs of stroke, it also vital to receive the best stroke care from trained experts who can make a fast diagnosis and take immediate action to prevent further deterioration. Neurologist Dr. Peter Fung, medical director of El Camino Hospital's stroke program, talks about the warning signs of a stroke and when to call 9-1-1. El Camino Hospital was one of the first hospitals nationwide to be recognized by the American Stroke Association as a "Get with the Guidelines" Stroke Hospital. The hospital has also received the Gold Seal of Approval for Stroke Care from The Joint Commission, which certifies disease-specific programs.
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Heart Valve Replacement Surgery: No Open Chest | El Camino Hospital
http://bit.ly/dTpLXr The Medtronic CoreValve® U.S. Pivotal Trial offers an approach to heart valve surgery that enables surgeons to replace damaged heart valves by going through a small incision in the skin rather than opening the chest to replace the valve. Heart valve replacement is made necessary when aortic stenosis occurs, a condition that occurs due to narrowing of the aortic valve. This video presents the new CoreValve® System approach to heart valve surgery and covers the following topics: the definition of aortic stenosis along with symptoms and treatments, which people are good candidates for this approach and what we are learning from the ongoing studies.
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What's Changed in Cancer Treatments?
http://bit.ly/azagS3 Cancer centers can now offer a range of cancer treatment options that can significantly improve patient outcomes and their experiences fighting cancer. Cancer treatments, such as radiation therapy, cancer chemotherapy, and cancer surgery, have improved significantly in recent years. Advanced cancer treatment centers now offer new surgical techniques, including minimally invasive cancer surgery approaches; CyberKnife; cancer biotherapy; and immunotherapy, as well as cancer support groups and cancer education. Oncologist Shane Dormady of El Camino Hospital's Cancer Center offers sage advice for new patients facing a cancer diagnosis. He talks about what to expect after a cancer diagnosis, what's new in cancer treatment today and how to best manage your care. This eight-minute video is a must-see for new cancer patients and their families.
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Minimally Invasive Endometriosis Success Story
http://bit.ly/dyJTfk Minimally invasive surgery for endometriosis ended the pain and ushered in hope for Katherine. Her story of perseverance in "finding the right doctor," who gave her hope of a new life, resulted in an end to her endometriosis pain. This innovative endometriosis treatment by Dr. Camran Nezhat motivated Katherine to travel hundreds of miles for her endometriosis surgery. Katherine's story about her end of endometriosis pain is inspirational and highly informative.
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Heart Forum 2014: The Development of Aortic Valve Replacement | El Camino Hospital
Dr. Vincent A. Gaudiani discusses the development of aortic valve replacement.
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How Breast Cancer Brachytherapy Works | El Camino Hospital
http://bit.ly/azagS3 Brachytherapy breast cancer radiation treatment is a alternative to traditional breast cancer radiation that delivers a targeted dose of radiation directly to a cancer site, sparing surrounding healthy tissue. More than half of women diagnosed with breast cancer may be eligible for brachytherapy as a breast cancer radiation treatment. Dr. Rakesh Patel shows how breast cancer brachytherapy works, explains the significant benefits patients gain and covers who might be a candidate for this breast cancer treatment. Dr. Patel, director of El Camino Hospital's brachytherapy program and president of the American Brachytherapy Society, is one of the pioneers in the field. Watch Dr. Patel's video here.
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The Baby-Friendly Experience at Los Gatos | El Camino Hospital
We offer breastfeeding education, support and resources to help you get started. As a strong proponent of breastfeeding, we're proud that our Los Gatos campus is a designated Baby-Friendly Hospital, recognizing that we offer an optimal level of care for breastfeeding mothers and babies.
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Rehabilitation Center | El Camino Hospital
Patients discuss their experiences with rehabilitation services at El Camino Hospital. A full range of rehabilitative services are provided for patients experiencing loss of function and independence from such illnesses or injuries as stroke, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, spinal cord injuries or complex orthopedic disorders.
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Neal Scott, MD - Interventional Cardiology | El Camino Hospital
Meet Dr. Scott and learn more about his philosophy of care He is a cardiologist with a PhD in neuroscience who enjoys all aspects of medicine, especially getting to know his patients. He offers comprehensive cardiologic care, valuing each patient as an individual with unique problems and concerns.
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