Tagged: Heart Health


Kaiser Permanente member Fred Ptucha’s new pacemaker enabled him to scale Iran’s Mount Damavand on behalf of peace. Pictured, the climbers crossing a snowfield at 17,000 feet.


Two recent studies in the American Journal of Medicine reinforce the effectiveness of Kaiser Permanente’s ongoing cardiovascular initiatives.


Dori Pettigrew suffered cardiac arrest, organ failure, and a medically induced coma. But she had something in her favor: a Kaiser Permanente care team that never gave up.


Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center cardiologist and Physician in Chief Rita Ng, MD, offers guidance for preventing heart disease.


Liza Barnes experienced a life-threatening aortic dissection, which can start in any part of the aorta but in her case was just above the heart. It came on hard and quick. But equally fast care from Kaiser Permanente saved her life.


CARDIA was the first major study of heart health to enroll participants who were relatively young, racially diverse, and both male and female. Thirty years later, participants gathered in Oakland to celebrate.