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.
Creighton Don, MD, assistant professor of medicine, Division of Cardiology, University of Washington School of Medicine, discusses the Heart Brain Team for Stroke Prevention.
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.
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.
Fuki Hisama, MD, describes the scope of medical genetics in medicine, explaining possible results of genetic tests and the significance of variant interpretation.
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, 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.
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...
Karen Stout, MD, discusses the transposition of the great arteries and the evolution of Adult Congenital Heart Disease.
David S. Owens, MD, MS, will discuss sudden cardiac arrest in young adults and share his experience with diagnosis and treatment .
Richard Cheng, MD, gives an overview of the risk of cardiovascular complications in cancer survivors.