UW Medicine Heart Institute 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.
UW Medical Center's new protocol allows heart-transplant candidates to opt in to be considered for matching donor organs even if the organ is infected with hep C, and then take an eight-week course of medication to clear the virus.
The number of individuals engaging in a higher level of exercise and activity has been increasing over the past several decades, including professional & intercollegiate sports and intense recreational activities, such as marathons and ...
Gregory Wood, MD, MS, explains the increasing burden heart failure has on the health system and how ambulatory pulmonary pressure monitoring helps to solve this problem.
Larry Dean, MD, discusses the economics of healthcare, particularly as it focuses on hospitals and physicians.
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.
Melissa Robinson, MD, focuses on Ventricular Tachycardia (VT) and structural heart disease in this Cardiology Grand Rounds presentation.
Zachary D. Goldberger, MD, MS, discusses the evaluation and management of syncope in this Department of Medicine Grand Rounds presentation.
Zachary Goldberger, MD, MS, discusses the history of ACC/AHA clinical practice guidelines and how they are developed.
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.
Danny Dvir, MD, assistant professor of medicine, Division of Cardiology, University of Washington School of Medicine, specializes in valve-in-valve replacement therapy.
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
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, 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...
Danielle Lavallee, PharmD, PhD discusses patient-reported outcomes (PROs) and itdentifies callenges and future opportunities for PRO implementation in clinical settings.
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.
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.