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

Posted By: Adam Lee | 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 […]

Dining Out? Choose smart for your heart

Posted By: Adam Lee | 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 […]

Numbers That Count – Infographic

Posted By: Adam Lee | January 20, 2016

Your annual physical or other health screening may have given you some important information about your overall health. These numbers, called “biometrics,” usually include heart disease risk factors like: Blood pressure Weight, height and waist size Cholesterol levels, both good (HDL) and bad (LDL) Blood glucose

Life is What Happens While You Are Making Other Plans

Posted By: Adam Lee | September 02, 2015

The following is an excerpt from a post by Bob Lowry on his A Satisfying Journey blog. Bob experienced heart issues while in Portland and was cared for at Northwest Regional Heart and Vascular at Adventist Medical Center. “Here is the important part of this story: The Portland first responders were, literally, lifesavers. Those gentlemen […]

Latest Issue of Health for Life

Posted By: Adam Lee | January 26, 2015

The latest issue of Health for Life from Adventist Health is now arriving in homes. This issue features an article on heart attacks and how women often experience different heart attack symptoms than men. Women are more likely to experience shortness of breath, nausea or jaw pain. This issue also features articles and information on: […]

Adventist Medical Center, a Leader in the Treatment of Heart Disease

Posted By: Adam Lee | January 27, 2012

Adventist Medical Center (AMC) is in the top 10% of hospitals nationwide for consistently beating national guidelines in several important measures including; Overall Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) performance, Overall Defect Free Care, ST elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) performance, and Door to Balloon Time, for the treatment of patients experiencing a heart attack. That’s one of […]



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