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.
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.
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.
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.
Nazem Akoum, MD, gives a lecture on how the electrical mechanical association works in within the heart.