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Cracking jokes and cracking chests

Originally published on March 18, 2016 on heart.org.   It took Kathy Magliato, M.D., three tries to write the book that eventually became the basis for the new NBC series Heartbeat, which premieres March 23. First, she tried writing a fact-driven book about heart disease and the risk it poses to women. But the book, […]

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network: Purple Stride Los Angeles 2016

Guest post by Larry Clark, retired Rancho Palos Verdes Mayor and National Volunteer Ambassador for The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network March 12, 2013, was a date that changed my life forever, it was the day I was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer. From that day almost 3 years ago, I believed I would win my War with […]

Heartbeat First Look: Blood, Sex and Open Heart Surgeries on Planes

NBC’s upcoming hospital drama Heartbeat will turn the real life of cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Kathy Magliato into a heart-racing hospital drama. Melissa George plays Magliato’s television alter ego Dr. Alex Panttiere, a maverick surgeon who isn’t afraid of pursuingbig risks for big rewards. Her rock-star style in the operating room has to be balanced with […]

How NBC’s ‘Heartbeat’ Sprang To Life

“I wasn’t looking to produce,” Amy Brenneman said about Heartbeat, the upcoming NBC medical drama she’s executive producing.  “But I know what makes a good role,” said the actress who couldn’t even consider the lead in Heartbeat as a female cardiothoracic surgeon given her obligations to HBO’s The Leftovers. Heartbeat sprang from Dr. Kathy Magliato’s book Heart Matters: A Memoir Of A Female Heart Surgeon. Upon […]

It’s Our Turn – Young Women’s Conference

This year I was honored to be invited to the It’s Our Turn – Young Women’s Conference at the Brentwood School. Over 1,000 teenage girls from Los Angeles area schools attended this one day event. Various female leaders, mentors and performers were present in order provide guidance, empower, and inspire these young women. The event will be […]

Queen Latifah and Her Mother Rita Owens Are Fighting Heart Failure—Together

Queen’s mother, Rita Owens, began experiencing symptoms of heart failure 10 years ago. The mother-daughter duo now work with theAmerican Heart Association and its “Rise Above Heart Failure” initiative, designed to cultivate awareness and decrease hospitalizations due to heart failure. Queen spoke with Parade about their journey, as did Kathy Magliato, M.D., a cardiothoracic surgeon […]

CCTV – Dr. Kathy Magliato: Heart disease and women – A silent killer

It’s a common misperception that heart disease mainly plagues men, but in reality, it’s actually the number one cause of death among women, worldwide. Dr. Kathy Magliato is one of the few female cardiothoracic surgeons in the world.“No country is immune from heart disease,” says Magliato. Read more: http://www.cctv-america.com/2015/10/03/dr-kathy-magliato-heart-disease-and-women-a-silent-killer#ixzz3txnRE1oX