Health Briefs

October 28, 2019
Health News Magazine Fall 2019 - Advanced Neurological and Stroke Care

Advanced neurological and stroke care, close to home

To provide greater access to quality stroke and neurological care, Temecula Valley Hospital offers 24/7 Telestroke Rapid Response. Led by Interventional Neuroradiology Medical Director Hamed Farid, MD, a multidisciplinary team of neurology and neurointerventional specialists, emergency physicians and nurses work together to quickly evaluate and treat patients when emergencies occur.

The neurointerventional suite features advanced, minimally invasive technology to help doctors diagnose and treat stroke, brain aneurysms, carotid artery blockages, brain and neck tumors, brain bleeding and other neurologic conditions. Advanced procedures include a minimally invasive thrombectomy, designed to rapidly remove blood clots, restore blood flow and prevent tissue and organ damage for stroke patients who meet the criteria.

Learn more about stroke care at Temecula Valley >


Minimally invasive aortic valve procedure available

Patients who suffer from severe aortic stenosis, which is the narrowing of the heart’s aortic valve opening that restricts blood flow, now have a minimally invasive surgical option available at TVH. Harit Desai, MD, and Rahul Gaglani, MD, are performing an advanced heart valve replacement procedure known as Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR). Because it is a minimally invasive procedure, it can dramatically help reduce recovery time.

Learn more about the TAVR procedure >


An "Inspire"-ing story

Laura Witz suffered for years with snoring and poor sleep. She was tired, she woke up with headaches, and her quality of life suffered. She tried many options to stop or minimize her snoring, but nothing worked. A sleep study showed she had severe sleep apnea, and a CPAP machine was recommended.

Her experience with the CPAP was unsuccessful, and Witz lost hope that she would ever find a solution. Then she heard about sleep technology known as Inspire®, and found that a doctor at Temecula Valley Hospital performed the procedure. She took the first step and made an appointment. Hear the rest of her story in this podcast: