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Providence Heart Clinic - Cardiovascular Surgery - St. Vincent

2327.8 miles away
503-216-8670

Providence Heart Clinic - Cardiovascular Surgery - St. Vincent

Our Cardiac Surgeons at Providence Heart Institute are part of a multidisciplinary team of surgeons, physicians, and health care professionals aimed at providing the best individualized care for each of our patients.

Located on Portland west side, we deliver immediate access to life-saving treatment. We practice a comprehensive patient-centered approach that offers state-of-the-art diagnostic testing and innovative therapies for patients with coronary artery disease, valvular disease, thoracic aortic conditions, and advanced heart failure in need of insertion of mechanical support.

Our surgical team is part of the largest cardiac program in the state of Oregon, giving you a unique collaboration of team members to support you on your medical journey.

  • Heart Bypass (Coronary Artery Bypass Graft surgery)
    During surgery we take blood vessels from other areas of your body (commonly from your legs, chest, or arm) and connect them above and below the blockages, thus creating a bypass. This restores blood flow to the areas of the heart that would otherwise be injured.
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Repairs
    When a thoracic aortic aneurysm is surgically repaired the damaged section of the aorta is removed and replaced with a synthetic graft. Sometimes the aortic valve becomes damaged due to the aneurysm and needs to be replaced during the same surgery. These surgeries are generally complex and differ from case to case. The treatment proposed by your surgeon will be discussed with you at the time of your consult visit.
  • Heart Transplant Program
    The heart transplant team is committed to establishing a comprehensive and stable heart transplant program that will provide patients with high-quality care close to home.
  • Heart Valve (repair/replacement)
    Heart valve disease happens when the heart valves do not open or close the way that they should. When possible our cardiac surgeons will try to repair your heart valves, although the best treatment plan maybe to replace the diseased valve entirely.
  • Ventricular Assist Devices (VADs)
    Some people with more advanced heart failure may require a ventricular assist device (VAD), a mechanical pump that helps the heart function. As leaders in this field, we are the only heart center in Oregon that offers long-term mechanical heart pumps or VADs for patients who are not eligible for heart transplants.
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Providence Heart Institute of Oregon

We're Transforming Cardiac Care

The Providence Heart Institute is the leading provider of heart and vascular care in Oregon committed to making a positive difference in every life we touch. Our patients are at the center of everything we do.