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From scary to stable: Patient finds Afib relief…and more

February 26, 2019

Retired church administrator Ron Smith has many things that make his heart quiver: photography, woodworking, his wife of 55 years, and his four kids, 11 grandkids and one great-grandbaby. But what started making him uncomfortable was an ever-increasing number of heart palpitations that made his heart literally quiver. When that quivering became distracting, Ron checked […]

From terror to triumph

February 06, 2019

When Dr. Raymond Tricker says heart valve surgery was the most frightening thing he’d faced in his life, he means a level of anxiety most of us can’t imagine. That’s because his previous scariest experience came during World War II. Ray was just a boy when German bombers dropped V-1 bombs on his neighborhood in […]

From farmer to heart patient

January 10, 2019

Terry Charvet’s path from his life as a farmer in Washington’s Yakima Valley to Northwest Regional Heart and Vascular took many years, but today he’s glad he made the trip. About 15 years ago, Terry’s primary care doctor heard a murmur in Terry’s heart. They kept watching it, and a couple years later the murmur […]

Northwest Regional Heart and Vascular results demonstrate benefits of minimally invasive aortic valve replacement

February 26, 2018

The majority of Aortic valve replacements for patients referred to Northwest Regional Heart and Vascular are performed with either percutaneous (TAVR) or minimally invasive surgical technique. Elderly patients generally undergo percutaneous replacement (TAVR). Younger patients are offered the proven durability obtained with surgical excision of the failed usually calcified valve followed by replacement with either […]

You were there when I needed you.

February 19, 2018

After a bout of shingles and neuropathy Virginia began experiencing pain and numbness in her legs. Her right leg and foot was also cold all the time. Working with her primary care physician, they were able to diagnose Virginia with Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD). Virginia was referred to Jed Peterson, MD, and Raman Kansal, MD, […]

Dining Out? Choose smart for your heart

February 14, 2018

Heart-healthy eating is usually easier to do in your own kitchen, where you control the ingredients, cooking methods and portions. But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a relaxing restaurant meal now and then. The trick is to choose wisely. Many restaurants today make it easy, adding better options to their menus. You may find […]

Adventist Health First in Oregon to Use Sutureless Surgical Valve

September 27, 2017

September 27, 2017—Portland, Ore.— Adventist Health’s Northwest Regional Heart and Vascular in Portland, Ore. is one of the first institutions in the country and the only one in Oregon to offer patients the new sutureless Perceval valve for aortic valve replacements (AVR). The valve is a surgical biological valve designed with a self-anchoring frame, enabling […]

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