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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.

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.

July 27, 2018

New knowledge about biological processes related to the heart's electrical activity has been gained through a major genome science study. The research had the largest sample size ever of a project of this type.

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.

picture of Joy Cruz playing soccer
June 13, 2018

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 turned gray.

May 29, 2018

Ed Ward, a retiree living in Twisp, Washington, is the Pacific Northwest’s first recipient of a collar-like device implanted in the heart to improve its pumping efficiency.

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