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.
Physical defect is no longer the official basis of care for adult congenital heart disease patients.
Potential mistakes should be learning opportunities instead of reasons to avoid complex cases.
Better treatments for atrial fibrillation and heart block could emerge from greater understanding of the heart's electrical activity.
During assessment of a hip injury, patient Debbie Davis was found to have a failing aortic valve.
A cut to her aortic valve, via catheter, pulled UW Medicine patient Debbie Davis out of a tough spot.
UW Medicine cardiologists have developed a tool to predict which heart-failure patients stand to gain most, and least, from an implanted defibrillator.
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.
Appliance is designed to cinch the mitral valve so it closes fully, preventing backflow of blood that adds to heart-failure patients' fatigue.
Cardiologist's five-minute questionnaire identifies people at risk for atrial fibrillation and stroke.