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Surgery on Clogged Leg Arteries Can Relieve Pain Associated with Aging

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SEATTLE -- More than 10 million Americans suffer from peripheral vascular disease (PVD), a treatable condition that involves clogging of the main leg arteries with fatty plaque. About 5 percent of people over age 50 have the disease, a type of atherosclerosis of the legs.Experts estimate only ...

Swedish Heart Institute Becomes First Cardiac-Care Program on West Coast to Begin Using New Magnetic Catheter Navigation System

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SEATTLE, July 20, 2004 - Swedish Heart Institute recently became home to cardiovascular medicine's latest technology - a new cardiac catheterization lab equipped with a state-of-the-art magnetic-assisted navigational device called the Niobe® System from St. Louis-based Stereotaxis Inc. L...

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

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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...
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