Our Services

Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) surgery

Both traditional (open) surgery and endovascular aortic repair are used to treat abdominal aortic aneurysms. Talk to your doctor about which...

Angiography

An angiogram is an X-ray test that uses a special dye and camera (fluoroscopy) to take pictures of the blood flow in an artery (such as the aorta)...

Angioplasty

Angioplasty and related techniques are known as percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Angioplasty is a procedure in which a narrowed section of...

Carotid endarterectomy

Carotid endarterectomy is surgery to remove plaque buildup in the carotid arteries. During a carotid endarterectomy: A small incision is made in...

Carotid stenting

Carotid artery stenting is a procedure that can be used to open narrowed carotid arteries. This procedure is much like coronary angioplasty, which...

Catheter ablation therapy

Catheter ablation is a procedure used to selectively destroy areas of the heart that are causing a heart rhythm problem. During this procedure,...

Center for the Advanced Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation at Providence St. Vincent

Providence Heart and Vascular Institute’s Center for the Advanced Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation is a comprehensive center caring for...

Convergent procedure

The convergent procedure is a minimally-invasive approach that combines the best of electrophysiology (EP) and cardiac surgery treatments to help...

Coronary artery bypass grafts

During a coronary artery bypass, the diseased sections of your coronary arteries are bypassed with healthy artery or vein grafts to increase blood...

Echocardiogram

An echocardiogram (also called an echo) is a type of ultrasound test that uses high-pitched sound waves that are sent through a device called a...

Edwards SAPIEN Transcatheter Aortic Heart Valve

The Edwards SAPIEN valve is a collapsible aortic heart valve that can be introduced into the body via a catheter-based delivery system. The valve...

Electrophysiology testing and mapping

An electrophysiology study, or EP study, is a test to see if there is a problem with your heartbeat (heart rhythm) and to find out how to fix...

Implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD)

An implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), also known as an automatic implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (AICD), is a small device that...

Implantable cardioverter defibrillator/pacemaker clinics

Services include educating patients about the specifics of living with implanted devices along with regular device system monitoring and...

Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS)

IVUS is used most frequently in imaging the coronary arteries of the heart in determining both the amount of plaque build-up within the wall of...

Laser lead extraction

A laser lead extraction is the laser technique removal of one or more leads from inside the heart. Extractions are done for a variety of reasons...

Pacemaker implant

A pacemaker can be used to replace the function of the natural pacemaker of the heart when the heart is beating too slowly. A pacemaker is a...

Portland diabetes protocols

Portland diabetes protocols are a finely tuned set of orders for intravenous insulin infusions in hospitalized diabetic patients, for use both in...

Stent

A stent is a small, coiled wire-mesh tube that can be inserted into a blood vessel and expanded using a small balloon during a procedure called...

Structural heart surgery

If your child has a large or complex congenital heart defect, he or she may need open-heart surgery. The kind of surgery will depend on what defect...

Valve repair and replacement

Valve replacement surgery is an open-heart procedure in which the damaged valve is removed and replaced with a new valve. View a slideshow on...

Ventricular-assist device

A VAD is a mechanical heart pump that is surgically implanted in the body. The device helps a weak heart by pumping blood for the heart. A tiny...