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Several of Beethoven’s most painfully moving compositions contain abrupt beat changes and sudden key shifts that resemble cardiac distress.  They sound like a heart that can’t keep up its dull but reassuringly steady lub-dub.

University of Washington heart specialists – cardiologists and surgeons – are using technologies such as 3-D-printed heart replicas and liquid ventilation to help people survive challenging medical conditions.

In less than two decades, 3-D printers have raised the public’s eyebrows so often that their manufacturers might've reasonably been accused of grandstanding. Last month, a working automobile of carbon-fiber plastic was printed in 45 hours.

Sudden cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death among athletes, but the incidence of such deaths has only been estimated, to date, because reporting has not been mandatory.

Catheter-based technology is making mitral-valve repair available to people who cannot undergo heart surgery. Dero Murphy, 89, a recent recipient of the MitraClip, called the procedure's effects "a miracle."

Current health-screening recommendations for student athletes comprise an oral history and physical exam, but these indicators are not as effective as an electrocardiogram (ECG) at detecting students at higher risk for sudden cardiac arrest, sug

In a major advance, researchers at the University of Washington have successfully restored damaged heart muscle of monkeys using heart cells created from human embryonic stem cells.

Heart attacks and strokes, combined, kill one in three Americans.

Inspired by one of the simplest, most-used household items ever, a UW cardiologist has created a lifesaver. In the next year, Dr.

June 23, 2017

Dr. Charles (Chuck) Murry is a professor of pathology, bioengineering and medicine/cardiology. He directs the Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine.

 
Credit: Clare McLean

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