Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States.
The good news? Heart disease can often be prevented when families, communities and health professional work together to make healthy choices.
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In the recovery room shortly after his Feb. 22 surgery, Kitchens went into cardiac arrest.
Michael is enjoying life again thanks to a ventricular assist device, or VAD, surgically implanted at Tacoma General.
Blane credits Pulse Heart Institute Quick Clinics for saving time — and his life.
Micah was born prematurely with several heart defects, but today is healthy and pursuing a career in modeling.
Marci stayed in the Good Samaritan ICU, hospital rehab and outpatient physical therapy before making a full recovery after a cardiac arrest.
When Duane's heart wouldn’t maintain a beat during emergency surgery after a heart attack, doctors had little hope that he would survive.
Evan has been through multiple open-heart surgeries for a rare heart condition called Tetralogy of Fallot.
This glossary provides some simple explanations for a few of the cardiac terms you might be hearing.
If you're interested in TAVR, here are some best questions to ask as you research the procedure.
TAVR can provide less pain and fewer risks to patients. So, how does it work and what other benefits does it offer?
Find out how a Puyallup woman who is in heart failure at age 28 helps raise awareness for congenital heart defects.
Meet the Heart Center Hamsters and find out how they spread the message of heart health and keep patients smiling all year long.
Strokes, heart attacks and congenital heart disease kill one woman every minute — more women than are killed by all cancers combined.
Here are some of the best things you can do to prevent heart disease.
Read a story about the first MultiCare patient to undergo a transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI).
Read more about MultiCare's pulse-oximetry screening program, which has found and fixed heart defects in healthy appearing newborns.
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