Adventist Health First in Oregon to Use Sutureless Surgical Valve

Posted By: Adam Lee | 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 […]

Dr. Alhumaid discusses Atrial Fibrillation

Posted By: Adam Lee | March 08, 2017

Dr. Fawaz Alhumaid, a cardiologist specializing in electrophysiology at Adventist Health’s Northwest Regional Heart & Vascular, joined AM Northwest to share what you might not know about a heart condition called Atrial Fibrillation (AFib). What is Atrial Fibrillation (AFib)? For the heart to work normally, electrical signals travel through the heart’s tissue in a very specific […]

Give your heart a rest for AFib Month

Posted By: Adam Lee | September 20, 2016

Sorry Portland, but while a fluttering heart could mean you’ve found your soulmate at long last, it might be a warning sign for a serious heart condition. Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) is an irregular heartbeat that can indicate malfunction in the heart’s “electrical” system. It is the most common type of abnormal heart rhythm (arrhythmia), affecting […]

Walla Walla General Hospital Nationally Recognized For Quality and Patient Satisfaction

Posted By: Adam Lee | December 28, 2015

Walla Walla General Hospital/Adventist Health has been recognized by national leading quality rating organizations for exceeding the criteria and standards of performance for quality outcomes and patient satisfaction. “This level of recognition does not happen by accident,” says Monty Knittel, President and CEO at WWGH. “It is through our intentional, hard work, and dedication to […]

LivingWell Podcast Features Pearce Beissinger, PA

Posted By: Adam Lee | November 20, 2015

The LivingWell Podcast this week features Pearce Beissinger, a physician assistant with Surgical Associates at Northwest Regional Heart and Vascular. On the show Pearce takes a break from talking heart health and discusses his other passion, mountain climbing and rescue. Listen to the blog below or head over to the blog to see the […]

Area doctors keep an eye on the heart’s electrical system

Posted By: Adam Lee | September 16, 2015

In the field of electronics, several terms come to mind, such as amperes, capacitors, currents, diodes and ohms. However, for cardiac surgeons, a different kind of electrical system is in play. Electrophysiology is one of the fasted growing fields in cardiac care, and at Northwest Regional Heart and Vascular (Adventist Medical Center in Portland), Dr. […]

WWGH Reaffirmed as Accredited Chest Pain Center

Posted By: Adam Lee | May 11, 2015

The Society of Chest Pain Centers has reaffirmed Walla Walla General Hospital as an Accredited Chest Pain Center, one of only eight hospitals in Washington State to achieve this distinction. WWGH received its first seal of accreditation from the society in 2012. “Receiving the chest pain center seal is an important distinction for the cardiology […]

“Heartwork” Coloring Contest Generates 383 Entries from Walla Walla Valley Children

Posted By: Adam Lee | March 04, 2015

Walla Walla General Hospital’s “HeartWork” children’s coloring contest, which encourages youth to express their unique views on heart health in conjunction with February’s National American Heart Month, received 383 entries in its second year. Eight winning submissions — four selected from each age category, ages 4–7 and 8–11 — will be displayed at Book & Game […]



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