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First LVAD Patient in New Mexico is Doing Great Nearly Four Years Later

Arturo Madrid, 82, is doing exceptionally well after undergoing the first LVAD implant procedure performed in New Mexico at the Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center on December 19, 2017.

Arturo and his wife Pilar waged a long and frustrating battle with Arturo’s deteriorating health to no avail until a patient referral led them to Albuquerque and the Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center.

Therapists at Lovelace UNM Rehabilitation Hospital Help TBI Patient on Road to Miracle Recovery

On August 2, 2020, Brandon Esquibel was going to meet a friend when the unthinkable happened: he had to make a split-second decision when a truck was barreling toward him from behind as he was approaching a red light on his motorcycle. Brandon knew he had two options: get slammed by the truck or speed through the red light hoping he’d make it to the other side of the road safely. He took a shot crossing the intersection and collided with another vehicle.

Day of Dance — At-Home Exercises

Learn some exercises you can do at home from Erika Ray, Physical Therapist at Lovelace Women's Hospital. To maintain heart health while social distancing, Erika recommends focusing on crosstraining including running or doing pilates at home.

Heart-Healthy Recipe: Grilled Avocado with Veggie Ceviche

Heart healthy recipe of the week: Grilled Avocado with Veggie Civiche. Avocados contain heart-healthy monounsaturated fatty acids, are loaded with fiber, and may lower your cholesterol and triglyceride levels.


Lovelace Women's Hospital - Cardiology Clinic

Learn all about the cardiology clinic at Lovelace Women's Hospital. To schedule an appointment, call 505.727.2727.

Lovelace Women's Hospital - Cardiovascular Testing

Dr. Enoch Agunanne of New Mexico Heart Insitute/Lovelace Medical Group covers the ins and outs of cardiovascular tests: when you need one and what they diagnosis.

Lovelace Women's Hospital - Blood Pressure and Heart Health

Did you know that high blood pressure can affect your heart health? Diana Kaufman, FNP of New Mexico Heart Institute/Lovelace Medical Group explains it all in this video!

Lovelace Women's Hospital - Causes, Symptoms and Prevention of Heart Attacks

Join Dr. Mridula Rai, cardiologist with New Mexico Heart Institute/Lovelace Medical Group, as she discusses the causes, symptoms and prevention of heart attacks.

Lovelace Women's Hospital - Heart Month 2021

Celebrate National Heart Month with us!

Welcoming a New Sibling

“Having a sibling means you are never truly alone here.” – Roar, 10 years old