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Sorted By: Cardiac

Christina and Kenneth Kitchens

Rare cardiac arrest in Good Samaritan’s PACU has a happy ending

Posted on May. 11, 2017 ( comments)

In the recovery room shortly after his Feb. 22 surgery, Kitchens went into cardiac arrest.

VAD implant as ‘destination therapy’ saves one man’s life

Posted on May. 9, 2017 ( comments)
Michael Fournier VAD patient
Julia McNevin

Weight loss program helps Julia turn life around

Posted on Feb. 27, 2017 ( comments)
For Julia, losing weight with the help of MultiCare's Medical Weight Loss Program helped improve her health in many areas.
Pulse Quick Clinic patient Blane Takamine

Quick Clinic visit saves local man from potential heart attack

Posted on Feb. 21, 2017 ( comments)

Blane credits Pulse Heart Institute Quick Clinics for saving time — and his life.

Heart Month

For Heart Month, answers to common heart questions

Posted on Feb. 15, 2017 ( comments)

For Heart Month, we posed several heart-health questions to our experts.

Micah Fidler

Former Tacoma General NICU baby grows up to be successful model, world traveler

Posted on Feb. 7, 2017 ( comments)

It's difficult to imagine that Micah once struggled to breathe, grappling with heart and lung problems after being born prematurely.

Joe Hidalgo Weight Loss

Success story: Striving toward a healthy heart

Posted on Sep. 29, 2016 ( comments)
A coworker's heart attack was a wake-up call to Joe Hidalgo. Read about his journey to take charge of his health.
Yosemite 2016

'Miraculous' recovery after a cardiac arrest: One patient's story

Posted on Sep. 23, 2016 ( comments)
Marci stayed in the Good Samaritan ICU, hospital rehab and outpatient physical therapy before making a full recovery after a cardiac arrest.
Duane Bratvold at Pulse opening

His heart stopped working, but his doctors didn't

Posted on Sep. 8, 2016 ( comments)

When Duane's heart wouldn’t maintain a beat during emergency surgery after a heart attack, doctors had little hope that he would survive.

Good Samaritan, Auburn Medical Center receive recognition for heart attack care

Posted on Jun. 24, 2016 ( comments)

Good Samaritan Hospital and Auburn Medical Center have received recognition from the American Heart Association for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks.