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Mitral valve patient finds a better, easier way

February 17, 2021

When Mark Krueger needed his heart’s mitral valve repaired 24 years ago, he did his own research about options for surgery. That research led him to a surgeon in Boston who had a way to repair the valve without opening Mark’s entire chest. Fast forward to early 2020, when testing showed Mark’s repaired mitral valve […]

Robotic Mitral Valve Surgery: Video

June 27, 2019

Dr. Thomas Molloy from Northwest Regional Heart and Vascular explains mitral insufficiency and minimally invasive robotic-assisted surgery for patients. Visit Dr. Molloy’s profile here See how Dr. Molloy helped this patient with mitral insufficiency One of the most common problems we treat is mitral insufficiency. As your heart contracts, the left ventricle pumps the blood […]

Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Surgery: Video

June 27, 2019

Dr. Thomas Molloy explains typical aortic valve issues and minimally invasive solutions for patients.  Visit Dr. Molloy’s profile here The most common issue our patients face is aortic stenosis. Patients with aortic stenosis often don’t notice symptoms for years. When symptoms develop, the most common ones are chest pain, shortness of breath and syncope […]

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, […]



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