Open surgery has long been the convention for treating aortic stenosis, a potentially lethal condition in which a failing aortic valve reduces blood flow from the heart. But TAVR, or transcatheter...
"We see firearm injuries here every week. They're exceedingly common, and they're heartbreaking," says Eileen Bulger, UW Medicine's chief of trauma at Harborview Medical Center and professor of...
In the first week after Oregon Health Sciences University suspended its heart-transplantation program, eight of those patients were transferred to UW Medicine in Seattle. "Our primary commitment is...
During assessment of a hip injury, patient Debbie Davis was found to have a failing aortic valve. But a congenital abnormality made the typical valve-replacement approach risky, and the impending hip...
Less than a year ago, an auto external defibrillator saved 43-year-old Joy Cruz, who had suffered a heart attack while playing soccer. His last memory of that event is that everything in his vision...
Henry Berman, a clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine, discusses how a changing job market, violent video games, the media, and the availability of guns...
Hopefully, as Valentine’s Day nears, you aren't feeling brokenhearted. Perhaps surprisingly, though, broken heart syndrome is an actual medical condition. It's a form of cardiomyopathy, or a...
A provocative study and accompanying commentary published recently in The Lancet has drawn rebuttals from cardiologists. “I think the conclusions drawn in the Lancet’s editorial are overstated,”...
(Downloadable video and script, and still images of patient) On July 17, 2017, a UW Medicine team performed the first-ever catheter-based surgical laceration to replace a failing artificial aortic...
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Dr. Charles (Chuck) Murry is a professor of pathology, bioengineering and medicine/cardiology. He directs the Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine. Credit: Clare McLean