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.
Hopefully, as Valentine’s Day nears, you aren't feeling brokenhearted. Perhaps surprisingly, though, broken heart syndrome is an actual medical condition.
A provocative study and accompanying commentary pub
Commentary in The Lancet and resulting news coverage misconstrue findings' applicability to patients, says chief of UW Medicine Regional Heart Center
On July 17, 2017, a UW Medicine team performed the first-ever catheter-based surgical laceration to replace a failing artificial aortic valve.
Patients No. 1 and 2 recovering well after UW Medicine specialists perform novel heart-valve procedure
When West Seattle resident Joel Eggert died last December in a motorcycle accident, his decision to be an organ donor became a life-saving gift.
UW Medicine’s Regional Heart Center is enrolling patients in a clinical trial that may be the final threshold to a new standard of care for aortic-valve replacement.