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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.
Can we leverage imaging and modern 3D printing to improve the delivery of patient care and innovate newer approaches to that care?
Information & Resources
Researchers said the findings support a recent change to guidelines on low-dose aspirin: The blood thinner should now be reserved for people at high risk of heart attack or stroke.
Implanting replacement aortic valves via catheter is as good as, or better than, surgery for low-risk patients, new studies show.
The landmark study of atrial fibrillation compared the catheter procedure with medication.
Stem-cell scientists show that petri dish-built matrices of vessels integrate well with existing heart tissue.
UW Medicine is declaring success with the Pacific Northwest’s first heart-transplant recipient to purposely acquire the hepatitis C virus (HCV) from the donor organ and then have the disease eradicated by antiviral medication.
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 Heart Institute’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.
Transplant recipient recovering well with heart that traveled in circulatory device
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.