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...

Anticoagulation management services

Getting blood levels of the medications accurately is challenging because a variety of factors impacts those levels such as eating certain foods,...

Atrial septal defect (ASD) closure

It is deployed to expand each disc on either side of the defect, closing off the hole and providing a foundation for growth of tissue over the...

Cardiac device follow-up and monitoring

Doctors check, or monitor, cardiac devices on a regular basis to make sure that they are working right and aren't causing any problems. Doctors...

Cardiac MRI

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is done for many reasons. It is used to find problems such as tumors, bleeding, injury, blood vessel diseases, or...

Cardiac rehabilitation

Cardiac rehabilitation (rehab) teaches you how to be more active and make lifestyle changes that can lead to a stronger heart and better health....

Cardiac stress testing

An exercise electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG) is a test that checks for changes in your heart while you exercise. Sometimes EKG abnormalities can be...

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...

Clinical trials, heart

Clinical trials are research studies in which people help doctors and researchers find ways to improve health care. Each study tries to answer...

Computed tomography angiography (CTA)

CT angiography is a test that can show if coronary arteries are becoming narrow from coronary artery disease. It can also show calcium buildup in...

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...

Electrocardiography (ECG/EKG)

An electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG) is a test that checks for problems with the electrical activity of your heart. An EKG translates the heart's...

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...

Endovascular therapies

More and more patients who were traditionally treated by open surgical methods are today benefiting from minimally invasive, endovascular...

Healthy Heart and Vascular Lectures

Join us as our physician experts explore a range of topics that will help you learn the facts about preventing, detecting and effectively treating...

Heart Health Challenge

It's never too early to start thinking about your heart. At Providence, we encourage you to think more about your health. February is American...

Holter monitor testing

An ambulatory electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG) records the electrical activity of your heart while you do your usual activities. Ambulatory monitors...

Implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD)

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

InfoRx

Questions about InfoRx? We can help Take charge of your health with InfoRx, a simple tool to help you learn about your health care options....

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...

Non-invasive vascular screenings

Vascular diseases are known as “silent killers” because they often strike without warning. They are life-threatening diseases of the veins and...

Nuclear cardiology (heart perfusion imaging)

A cardiac perfusion scan measures the amount of blood in your heart muscle at rest and during exercise. It is often done to find out what may be...

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...

Providence Heart-Healthy Living Guide

The Northwest Guide to Heart-Healthy Living is available at multiple supermarkets and Providence locations in Oregon and southwest Washington. In...

Robotic-assisted cardiac surgery

If you have been told you need coronary artery bypass surgery, ask your doctor about da Vinci® Surgery for coronary artery disease. This surgery is...

Speakers bureau

Providence Heart and Vascular Institute is committed to providing ongoing outreach and education to various audiences including community forums,...

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...

Tilt table test

This test checks how your body responds to changes in position.

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...

Valvuloplasty

During this procedure, a thin flexible tube called a catheter is inserted through an artery in the groin or arm and threaded into the heart. When...

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...

VNUS closure

The VNUS Closure procedure is a minimally invasive treatment alternative with less pain and less bruising when compared to traditional vein...