catheterization

June 22, 2021

Her first intervention was at the dawn of open-heart surgery. This month she got a newly available pulmonary valve, placed with a tiny incision.

February 13, 2020

Virtual reality technology helped a cardiologist understand a man's acute problem amid multiple past fixes for congenital heart deficits.

Doctor demonstrating the use of virtual reality to get a better view of hearts
February 13, 2020

Right before Christmas, a co-worker noticed that Brevin Cronk's lips had turned blue. It was a new, acute problem with his heart, and he was rushed to UW Medical Center – Montlake.

Lisa Novak runs during a Wiffle Ball game with her kids.
February 3, 2020

Lisa Novak was only 44 when her energy started to seep away.

March 26, 2019

Implanting replacement aortic valves via catheter is as good as, or better than, surgery for low-risk patients, new studies show.

March 18, 2019

The landmark study of atrial fibrillation compared the catheter procedure with medication.

October 17, 2018

Exact replicas of patients' organs lets doctors figure out their approach and what devices they'll need -- before showtime. 

August 17, 2017

Patients No. 1 and 2 recovering well after UW Medicine specialists perform novel heart-valve procedure

Historically, people whose aortic valve functions poorly have been directed to open-heart surgery, the “gold standard” of care. Since 2011, though, the U.S.

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