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Doctors performing TAVR
March 26, 2019

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.

March 18, 2019

Using catheter ablation instead of standard drug therapy to treat the heart rhythm abnormality known as atrial fibrillation results in important favorable patient outcomes, according to two papers published March 15. 

March 18, 2019

Among the 1.7 million patients implanted globally every year with heart defibrillators and pacemakers, postoperative infections are a major concern.

February 4, 2019

Advances in stem cell research offer hope for treatments that could help patients regrow heart muscle tissue after heart attacks, a key to achieving more complete recovery.

January 17, 2019

In the past decade, U.S. adults’ health has generally worsened due to poor nutrition and inactivity.

January 16, 2019

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.

October 17, 2018

A study published this week reflects that more patients than ever who need aortic-valve heart repair are doing so via a catheter instead of open surger

August 31, 2018

As of Aug. 31, 2018, UW Medicine’s heart transplant team had received eight patient referrals from Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) after the suspension of its heart-transplant program. 

picture of Dr. Daniel Fishbein of UW Medicine
August 31, 2018

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.

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.

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