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'Heart & Vascular Institute' Swedish News Blog posts

State Provides Seed Money for World-class Heart Institute

SEATTLE. June 26, 2003 - Washington state is joining the campaign to build an advanced cardiovascular care center to rival any in the world. Lawmakers recently approved - and today Governor Gary Locke signed - a $4 million appropriation to support the new Seattle Heart Alliance. The alliance is head...

Swedish Heart Institute Becomes One of First Programs in Country to Begin Offering Newly Approved Drug-Eluting Stent

SEATTLE, March 24, 2003 -- Swedish Medical Center's Heart Institute now offers the new CYPHER Sirolimus-eluting Stent, the first drug-eluting stent to receive marketing approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of blocked coronary arteries. The new CYPHER S...

Stroke Prevention: Stents vs. Surgery -- Swedish Heart Institute taking part in numerous carotid-stent clinical trials

SEATTLE, May 10, 2002 – Surgery is the most common treatment for clearing blocked neck arteries. But is there a less invasive alternative? That's what researchers at Swedish and other leading medical institutions are trying to understand. Blockages in the neck's carotid arteries – the vital pipe...
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