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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

Physical defect is no longer the official basis of care for adult congenital heart disease patients.

August 6, 2018

Potential mistakes should be learning opportunities instead of reasons to avoid complex cases.

July 27, 2018

Better treatments for atrial fibrillation and heart block could emerge from greater understanding of the heart's electrical activity.

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.

July 17, 2018

A cut to her aortic valve, via catheter, pulled UW Medicine patient Debbie Davis out of a tough spot.

June 27, 2018

UW Medicine cardiologists have developed a tool to predict which heart-failure patients stand to gain most, and least, from an implanted defibrillator.

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

Appliance is designed to cinch the mitral valve so it closes fully, preventing backflow of blood that adds to heart-failure patients' fatigue.

May 8, 2018

Cardiologist's five-minute questionnaire identifies people at risk for atrial fibrillation and stroke.

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