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Gary E. Oppenheim,  MD  

4.8 out of 5
Accepting New Patients


Professional Statement

I perform coronary stenting and other interventional procedures, but my passion is in cardiac prevention. Early detection of coronary artery disease is critical, as nearly 50% of men and women will die of cardiovascular disease. By the time that a person has cardiac related chest discomfort or a positive stress test, coronary stenting and/or coronary bypass graft surgery are often required; waiting for symptoms to occur is also not a good option given that 1/2-2/3 of cardiac patients will first present with a heart attack or death. We now know that we can reduce the risk of heart attack or death from heart disease in up to 90% of individuals by appopriate changes in diet, exercise, and body weight, abstention from cigarette smoking, and if appropriate, medications. We can detect coronary/vascular disease BEFORE cardiac events occur by noninvasive testing, such as with EBT (which is a low radiation CT scan that evaluates for calcium in the coronary arteries as a marker for coronary disease, a so called "Mammogram of the Heart"), or by carotid IMT (which uses ultrasound to evaluate for vascular disease in the carotid artery). These techniques, in conjunction with advanced lipid testing (Berkeley Heart Labs and others) can help guide changes in lifestyle and medications so that the risk of heart attack and dying from cardiac disease can be markedly reduced.

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Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
medical school
New England Deaconess Hospital
Stanford University, CA
University of Chicago, IL

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine
Cardiovascular Disease
American Board of Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine
Cardiology, Interventional

Clinical Interests

  • Abnormal Calcium Score
  • Abnormal Coronary Angiography
  • Abnormal Ecg
  • Abnormal Stress Test
  • Acute Bacterial Endocarditis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disorder
  • Arrhythmia
  • Atherectomy
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis Of Aorta
  • Athletic Heart Syndrome
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Tachycardia
  • Atrioventricular Block
  • Atrioventricular Septal Defect
  • Autoimmune Pericarditis
  • Av Nodal Arrhythmia
  • Bicuspid Valve Repair
  • Blood Clot
  • Bradycardia
  • Cardiac Angina
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • Cardiac Conduction Defects
  • Cardiac Disease In Pregnancy
  • Cardiac Risk Assessment
  • Cardiac Sarcoma
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiospasm
  • Catheter
  • Chest Pain
  • Cholesterol Disorders
  • Complication Cardiac Catheterization
  • Conduction Defects
  • Congenital Anomaly Of Coronary Artery
  • Coronary Angiography
  • Coronary Angioplasty
  • Coronary Artery Anomaly
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Coronary Artery Fistula
  • Coronary Bypass Graft
  • Coronary Stent
  • Coxsackie Endocarditis
  • Diabetic Cardiomyopathy
  • Dyspnea On Exertion
  • Elevated Creatine Kinase
  • Enhanced External Counterpulsation
  • Familial Arrhythmia
  • Familial Dyslipidemia
  • Family History Heart Disease
  • Heart Biopsy
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Racing
  • Holter Monitor
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Infiltrative Disorders Of The Heart
  • In-Office Echocardiogram
  • In-Office Stress Test
  • Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump
  • Intravascular Ultrasound
  • Ischemic Cardiomyopathy
  • Left Bundle Branch Block
  • Left-Sided Heart Failure
  • Malignant Hypertension
  • Microvascular Dysfunction
  • Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Insufficiency
  • Myocardial Infarction
  • Myocarditis
  • Myxoma
  • Palpitations
  • Papillary Muscle Disorders
  • Paravalvular Leak Repair
  • Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Paroxysmal Tachycardia
  • Paroxysmal Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Patent Foramen Ovale
  • Patent Foramen Ovale Closure
  • Pericarditis
  • Postural Tachycardia Syndrome
  • Premature Beats
  • Premature Ventricular Contractions
  • Preventative Cardiology
  • Prinzmetals Angina
  • Pulmonary Artery Stenosis
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Valve Disorders
  • Pulmonary Valve Insufficiency
  • Pulmonary Valve Stenosis
  • Refractory Angina
  • Rheumatic Mitral Regurgitation
  • Rheumatic Mitral Stenosis
  • Rheumatic Mitral Stenosis With Insufficiency
  • Rhythm Disorder
  • Right Bundle Branch Block
  • Right Ventricular Hypertrophy
  • Stent Thrombosis
  • Stenting
  • Sudden Cardiac Death
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • Tachycardia
  • Tee
  • Thrombosis
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography
  • Transthoracic Echocardiogram
  • Tricuspid Regurgitation
  • Valve Stenosis
  • Valvular Endocarditis
  • Valvuloplasty
  • Vasovagal Syncope
  • Ventricular Tachycardia
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Practice Locations

Gary E. Oppenheim practices at one location

Swedish Heart & Vascular - Cherry Hill
550 17th Avenue
Suite 680
Seattle, WA 98122
Affiliated Facilities
  • Swedish Issaquah
  • Swedish Cherry Hill
  • Swedish First Hill