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Sorted By: Cardiac

Pulse Heart Institute implants world’s smallest pacemaker

Posted on Dec. 6, 2017 ( comments)
A miniaturized, integrated design simplifies placement and decreases complications.

New 'TCAR' procedure decreases stroke risk during carotid surgery

Posted on Nov. 7, 2017 ( comments)
This less-invasive method also offers quicker recovery times.

MultiCare selected for grant to study effects of airway pressure intervention for patients with hypertension and sleep apnea

Posted on Oct. 17, 2017 ( comments)
MultiCare Institute for Research & Innovation will receive a grant for $50,000 to support a year-long study.

Four-time heart attack survivor grateful for CPR kit donation

Posted on Sep. 8, 2017 ( comments)

Cardiac patients at Pulse Heart Institute will soon begin receiving the portable kits, funded by Abbott Construction of Seattle, with training from Pulse staff.

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.