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Patient Receives Investigational Alternative to Open-Heart Surgery for Mitral-Valve Regurgitation

Swedish News
SEATTLE, June 24, 2004 - Last week a 72-year-old man from Lewiston, Idaho became only the second person west of the Mississippi to receive a less-invasive alternative to open-heart surgery - with the Evalve® percutaneous mitral-valve repair system - to treat mitral-valve regurgitation (MR)...

Swedish Cardiologist Interviewed for Business Journal Article about EBT Heart Scans

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SEATTLE, May 28, 2004 -- Swedish Heart Institute (SHI) cardiologist and co-director of SHI's Electron Beam Tomography (EBT) program, Gary Oppenheim, M.D., was recently interviewed by a writer for the Puget Sound Business Journal (PSBJ) about the benefits of this medical technology.The article ...

Swedish First in the Northwest to Begin Offering Procedure that Provides Hope for Severe Leg Pain

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SEATTLE, May 21, 2004 -- Swedish Heart Institute interventional cardiologists recently began using a device approved by the FDA in July 2003 designed to clean out large amounts of cholesterol plaque from clogged arteries in the leg, a condition called peripheral vascular disease (PVD). Instead...

January 2004 Issue of Electrophysiology (EP) Lab Digest Features Story about Seattle Heart Alliance

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SEATTLE -- The January 2004 issue of Electrophysiology (EP) Lab Digest, a monthly trade magazine published by HMP Communications, features an article about efforts Swedish is spearheading to establish a world-class heart/vascular and research center in Seattle. This collaborative effort among ...

TV News Story Talks about the Benefits of Electron Beam Tomography Heart Scans

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SEATTLE, Jan. 30, 2004 - Swedish Heart Institute (SHI) cardiologist Gary Oppenheim, M.D., was interviewed for a story about Electron Beam Tomography (EBT) heart scans that aired during KING 5 Television's (ch. 5; NBC) 5 p.m. newscast on Jan. 29.In the story, Dr. Oppenheim, who is director of S...

November Issue of Washington CEO Includes Special Report on Seattle Heart Alliance

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The November 2003 issue of Washington CEO magazine includes a 24-page special insert titled "Seattle Heart Alliance - A World-Class Vision." Written by local free-lance writer Janice Kennedy, the series of four articles describe how local health-care, community and political leaders are ...

Summit Cardiology Joins Swedish Heart Institute -- Swedish strengthens cooperative relationship with Northwest Hospital & Medical Center

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SEATTLE, Sept. 24, 2003 -- The physicians at Summit Cardiology, a 10-member specialty cardiology practice with three north Seattle locations, have each signed an employment agreement with Swedish Heart Institute, a broad network of hospitals and physicians providing a seamless system of ...
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