UW Medicine Regional Heart Center (RHC) provides a full range of cardiac care - from acute inpatient through outpatient clinic and diagnostic care - at hospital and clinic locations around the region. Our multidisciplinary team of cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, and other highly-trained clinicians is internationally recognized for their expertise in treating coronary artery disease, heart rhythm disturbances such as atrial fibrillation, heart failure and adult congenital heart disease. We’re also adept at performing advanced procedures and complex surgeries, including heart transplantation, ablations and percutaneous heart valve replacement.
Zachary Goldberger, MD, MS, discusses the history of ACC/AHA clinical practice guidelines and how they are developed.
Melissa Robinson, MD, focuses on Ventricular Tachycardia (VT) and structural heart disease in this Cardiology Grand Rounds presentation.
Jeffrey L. Probstfield, MD, FACP, FACC, FESC, and Kelley Robert Branch MD, MS, discuss "Rivaroxaban With or Without Asprin in Stable Cardiovascular Including Peripheral or Caroid Artery Disease," a UWMC Cardiology Grand Rounds presentation.
Zachary D. Goldberger, MD, MS, discusses the evaluation and management of syncope in this Department of Medicine Grand Rounds presentation.
Jill M. Steiner, MD, discusses the common and under-recognized neurodevelopmental and mental health issues in adults with Congenital Heart Disease.
Andrew Cheng, MD, presents statistics on the bicuspid aortic valves and aortopathy, BAV morphology as a predictor of pathology, prevailing etiologies of aortopathy, and more.
Shannon McConnaughey, MD discusses the clinical applications, limits and technical challenges of focused cardiac ultrasound (FoCUS) and provides teaching strategies for complex learning tasks.
The heart and brain might be more inline than commonly thought and collaborations between cardiologist and neurologist can lead to better treatment and outcomes for patients.
Kevin O’Brien, MD, Erin Blakeney, PhD, RN, & Susan Pambianco, ARNP, University of Washington Regional Heart Center, Inpatient Change Team, discuss the complexity of caring for patients with heart failure and what practices can help this patient population
Danny Dvir, MD, assistant professor of medicine, Division of Cardiology, University of Washington School of Medicine, specializes in valve-in-valve replacement therapy.
Beatrice Wong, PharmD, BCPS, discusses three factors that can be identified in patients with heart failure that would increase the likelihood of hospital readmission.
Fuki Hisama, MD, describes the scope of medical genetics in medicine, explaining possible results of genetic tests and the significance of variant interpretation.
Andrew Harris, MD, covers Coronary CT Angiography and how it should be among the recommended first-line tests for intermediate pre-test probability for Coronary Artery Disease.
Alice Chang, LICSW, CCTSW identifies psychosocial factors related to care planning and management of heart failure patients.
Claudius Mahr, DO, gives an overview of acute heart failure and the risk stratification in chronic heart failure. Dr. Mahr also discusses new therapeutic options available today.
Todd Dardas, MD, MS talks about the effectiveness of Aldosterone Receptor Inhibitors and how to identify potential complications and adverse effects of Aldosterone Receptor Blockade.
Todd Dardas, MD, MS, defines factors that contribute to the prevalence of heart failure, identifies modifiable risk factors that are most responsible for reducing prevalence of heart failure.
Nahush Mokadam, MD, talks about heart surgery simulation and surgeon training at the University of Washington.
Claudius Mahr, FACC, FESC, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine and Cardiac Surgery at UW Regional Heart Center leads a panel discussion on when to consider the use of an LVAD and what to expect.
Jason Bjelkengren, BSN, RN, CCRN and James N. Kirkpatrick, MD cover patient and partner intimacy in patients with LVADs and a discussion of implications.
Creighton Don, MD discusses the use of LAAC for Stroke reduction.
Jordan Pruktin, MD, reviews the basics of how cardiac devices work and how to recognize who are good candidates for leadless pacers and subcutaneous ICDs.
James McCabe, MD, discusses public reporting transparency and its effects on behavior changes among physicians looking through the lens of coronary artery stenting.
Todd Dardas, MD, MS, an attending physician in heart failure transplant cardiology at the University of Washington Medical Center, discusses the role of symptoms in ICD implant determination.
Tatiana Sadak, PhD, PMHNP, ARNP, Associate Professor of Geriatric Mental Health at the Nursing University of Washington School of Nursing, describes the prevalence and patterns of cognitive impairment in heart failure patients.
Gregory Wood, MD, MS, reviews the indications for CardioMEMS implantation, the basic principles for medication adjustment when managing a patient by PA pressure and describes the phases of management of a CardioMEMS patient.
On July 17, a UW Medicine team performed the first-ever catheter-based surgical laceration to replace a failing artificial aortic valve.
Karen Stout, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine in Cardiology and Adjunct Associate Professor of Pediatric Cardiology, reviews a variety of new anticoagulant drugs available that are widely used in patients with acquired cardiovascular disease...
Danielle Lavallee, PharmD, PhD discusses patient-reported outcomes (PROs) and itdentifies callenges and future opportunities for PRO implementation in clinical settings.
Jordan Prutkin, MD, MHS, covers assessing the impact of AF on heart failure with reduced ejection fraction, the application of anticoagulation management and identifying when to use rate and rhythm management options.
Jennifer Beckman, MSN, ARNP, CHFN, discusses general principles related to medication avoidance and adherence specific to the heart failure population.
Karen Stout, MD, discusses the transposition of the great arteries and the evolution of Adult Congenital Heart Disease.
Nazem Akoum, MD, gives a lecture on how the electrical mechanical association works in within the heart.
James Fausto, MD, FAAHPM explains palliative care in end stage heart failure and reviews treatment options of Dyspnea.
David S. Owens, MD, MS, will discuss sudden cardiac arrest in young adults and share his experience with diagnosis and treatment .
Todd Dardas, MD, MS discusses Diastolic Heart Failure.
Richard Cheng, MD, gives an overview of the risk of cardiovascular complications in cancer survivors.
Research & Publications
This consensus statement represents an international consensus for ECG interpretation in athletes and provides expert opinion-based recommendations linking specific ECG abnormalities and the secondary evaluation for conditions associated with SCD.
Information & Resources
UW Medicine patients can opt in for suitable donor hearts and must complete an 8- to 12-week postoperative drug regimen to clear the virus.
An experimental study at the University of Washington has already saved the life of a man during heart failure.
Appliance is designed to cinch the mitral valve so it closes fully, preventing backflow of blood that adds to heart-failure patients' fatigue.
Congrats to Drs. Fishbein, Poole, Prutkin, and Yang for being named on Seattle Magazine's Top Doctors of 2018 list!
U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Seattle) has introduced a bill in this session of Congress to increase research of heart health among South Asians, the fastest-growing ethnic group in the United States and one whose risk of developing heart ...
A UW Medicine cardiologist has created a one-of-a-kind simulator that uses diagnostic imaging of patients' hearts instead of drawings.
Man’s family meets recipient months after UW Medicine specialists performed transplant.
Since 2010, clinical trials have shown the effectiveness of a prosthetic valve that a cardiologist threads into the heart via a catheter and unfolds, like origami, against the wall of the original valve.
CPR and defibrillation from bystanders is less likely in neighborhoods with predominantly black residents, leading to worse chance for survival.
Article discusses the benefit in off-label use of catheter aortic-valve repair.
A UW Medicine cardiologist has taken another step into the realm of heart surgeons in performing a first-in-the-world intentional cut via catheter to replace a patient’s failed artificial aortic valve.
Program at UW Medical Center is one of 8 nationally to achieve highest rating for quality patient care.
UW Medicine Regional Heart Center’s Advanced Heart Failure program provides comprehensive care that is unique among medical centers.
The UW Medicine Atrial Fibrillation Program offers a comprehensive and personalized approach to the evaluation and management of the individual patient with atrial fibrillation (AF).
The PARTNER 3 trial is a national study determining the safety and effectiveness of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) using the Edwards SAPIEN 3 (3nd generation) device in the low risk for surgical aortic valve replacement (AVR) population.
The UW Medicine Regional Heart Center (RHC) provides a full range of cardiac care – from acute inpatient through ambulatory clinic and diagnostic care – at hospital and clinic locations around the region.
Our Heart Team leads the region in the treatment of structural heart disease.
Structural heart disease encompasses conditions due to abnormalities of the heart’s structures, above and beyond coronary artery disease.
The UWMC Electrophysiology (EP) Service team provides the most state-of-the-art heart rhythm care for patients throughout the Pacific Northwest.
The UW Electrophysiology Service (EP Service) has been dedicated to excellence in clinical care, advanced training, and research into innovative therapies for heart rhythm disorders.