Providence Heart Clinic - Cardiovascular Surgery - St. Vincent
Our cardiac surgeons at Providence Heart Institute are part of a multi-disciplinary team of surgeons, physicians, and health care professionals. Together, we aim to provide the best individualized care for each of our patients.
Located on Portland's 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.
As the leading provider of heart care in Oregon, our heart specialists and surgical team offer broad and comprehensive expertise blended with compassionate care.
- 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.
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.