Another first out of Providence Heart and Vascular Institute: An implant that allows doctors to monitor heart remotely

February 04, 2015
The patient’s at home, but the cardiologist can still check in, thanks to an innovative, first-of-its-kind heart monitoring technology now available at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. Cardiologists with Providence Heart and Vascular Institute recently became the first experts in the Northwest to implant CardioMEMS HF System, a tiny wireless heart monitoring sensor, into patients.

STEMI risk increasing in younger women

September 03, 2013

A recent presentation at EuroPCR shed light on what appears to be a growing problem of STEMI in women, and particularly younger women. Under-treatment and delays in treatment in women with heart attacks has long been recognized, although solutions to this problem have been slow in coming.

Ventricular Assist Device Therapy

August 06, 2012

Patients with a ventricular assist device, or VAD, employ cardiac rehabilitation therapy to improve their quality of life.

VAD offers a lifesaving option for patients with advanced heart failure.

July 26, 2012

When a heart is failing and transplation isn't an option or is not immediately available, a ventricular assist device, or VAD, can save a life.

Dr. Abraham explains the heart-assist device that saved former V.P. Dick Cheney's life

February 03, 2012

Cardiologist Jacob Abraham, M.D., appears in this KPTV news segment to provide expertise on left ventricular-assist devices.

New heart pumps offer hope to sickest patients

February 02, 2012

Next-generation cardiac support devices overcome limits of earlier models and improve survival.

Heart failure patients get new option

January 04, 2012

The Joint Commission certifies the center's destination therapy services, enabling greater access to long-term LVAD therapy for suitable patients.

Dr. Alicia Ross shares lessons that all woman need to know about heart disease.

May 11, 2011

Providence Heart and Vascular Institute cardiologist Alicia Ross, M.D., emphasizes the importance of knowing the warning signs of a heart attack.