cardiology

August 23, 2018

“Congenital heart disease” sounds like one condition, but the term applies to upward of 20 structural abnormalities , such as malformed chambers and incomplete vessel junctions.

August 6, 2018

Every time a commercial pilot encounters a complication, the airline does a root-cause analysis and shares the findings immediately. The investigation focuses not on blame, but on the problem and the appropriate in-the-moment response.

picture of fluoroscopy showing patient heart procedure of patient Debbie Davis
July 16, 2018

During assessment of a hip injury, patient Debbie Davis was found to have a failing aortic valve.

June 27, 2018

About 30 years ago, doctors started putting implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) in patients who had survived a sudden cardiac arrest.

June 6, 2018

In April, Ed Ward, 74, became the first patient on the West Coast to receive a test device implanted in his heart to reduce the symptoms of heart failure. Dr.

March 27, 2018

U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Seattle) will meet Thursday, March 29, with heart specialists at UW Medical Center in Seattle.

May 1, 2018

Among more than 230,000 cardiac patients who had sustained a heart attack or undergone one of two common heart procedures, only 16 percent participated in a formal exercise program after their hospitalization – despite the program’s demonstrated

picture of Dr. Zachary Goldberger
February 9, 2018

Hopefully, as Valentine’s Day nears, you aren't feeling brokenhearted. Perhaps surprisingly, though, broken heart syndrome is an actual medical condition.

January 10, 2018

What looks like a futuristic fishing rod helps cardiologists see what’s malfunctioning in a patient’s heart.  It’s a diagnostic called transesophageal echocardiography.

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