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Providence Spokane Heart Institute

2069.2 miles away

Providence Spokane Heart Institute

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Integrated. Innovative. Exceptional.

Heart health is about so much more than a procedure or a medication. It's about compassionate care for you and your loved ones so you can live your best life.

At Providence Spokane Heart Institute, our heart doctors work with you and your primary care doctor to help you feel better, understand your heart condition, make healthy lifestyle changes, and achieve the best possible health for you and your heart.

Providence Spokane Heart Institute is a nationally recognized center of excellence for pediatric and adult heart and vascular care. From heart conditions diagnosed in-utero to heart transplants or cardiac rehabilitation, doctors at the Providence Spokane Heart Institute treat a full range of cardiovascular disease. We have the only heart transplant center and the only adult and teen congenital heart center in the Inland Northwest.

Our integrated approach means your care team – your doctors, nurses, surgeons, therapists, pharmacists, dietitians, social workers, educators and more – works in the same space and regularly communicates to ensure you and your loved ones received the best care. We help you develop a personalized care plan and suggest ways to improve your health.

At Providence Spokane Heart Institute, you can count on exceptional heart care that’s conveniently close. Our doctors provide personal screening and risk assessment, including guidance about how to lower your risk of heart disease. We provide comprehensive care, ranging from diagnosis and minimally invasive therapies to advanced procedures such as open heart surgery and heart transplants.

  • Emergency Heart Care

    For chest pain or other emergencies, dial 9-1-1 and be taken to our Emergency Center. As a Level 1 Cardiac Center – the highest-available ranking – Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center is ready at any time to provide rapid treatment for heart attack and other cardiovascular emergencies.

  • High-level Heart Expertise

    Our doctors perform a high volume of cardiac procedures, giving them the experience needed to ensure you receive the best care. That’s why locations throughout the region refer their most serious cases here. This level of experience and expertise translates to better outcomes for you.

    Health industry leaders like Premier, Inc. routinely rank Providence Spokane Heart Institute among the nation’s top hospitals for treating heart attack, congestive heart failure and coronary artery disease requiring bypass surgery.

  • Conditions We Treat

    Providence specialists provide surgical and non-surgical treatments for varied heart, vascular, chest and lung illnesses. Some of these conditions include:

    • Aneurysm
    • Atrial fibrillation (AFib)
    • Chest wall deformity
    • Complex blood pressure conditions
    • Complex cholesterol conditions
    • Congenital heart disease in children and adults
    • Coronary artery disease
    • End-stage heart failure
    • Heart and vascular disease, including heart attack and stroke
    • Heart arrhythmia
    • Heart failure
    • Heart muscle disease
    • Pediatric heart disease
    • Pleural effusion
    • Tracheal disorders
    • Valve disease
    • Varicose veins
    • Vascular disease, including brain, heart, lungs, feet and leg blood vessels 
  • Cardiac Imaging

    Your cardiologist may order diagnostic tests to get detailed pictures and information about your heart’s structure, function and any specific areas of diseased tissue, including:

    • Cardiac MRI
    • CT angiography
    • Echocardiography
    • Nuclear cardiac imaging 
  • Heart Therapy and Procedures

    Our therapies and services include:

    • Angioplasty
    • Cardiac catheter ablation
    • Cardiac surgery
    • Coronary artery bypass surgery
    • Heart transplant
    • Heart valve surgery
    • Maze procedure for abnormal heart rhythm
    • Mechanical heart implantation
    • Nuclear cardiology
    • Pediatric cardiology and heart surgery
    • Stents
    • Thoracic surgery
    • Vascular surgery
    • Ventricular device implantation 
  • Less Invasive Surgeries

    When appropriate for your condition, our surgeons put smart technology to work to streamline surgical procedures using techniques such as:

    • Interventional cardiology
    • Minimally invasive surgery
    • Robotic-guided procedures 

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Melissa

Melissa was born with congenital heart disease and had her first heart surgery at Providence at four weeks old. After eight surgeries, Melissa made it to her mid-20s and was ready to have children. Working with her cardiologist, she underwent a series of procedures to ensure her heart was strong enough for pregnancy. After two children 12 months apart, her heart’s condition was impacted. Working with her cardiologist, and after waiting several years, she and her husband decided to have one more child – and were surprised with twins.

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Brian

Just after his 50th birthday, Brian got sick. That virus destroyed his heart, and Brian’s heart was too weak to enjoy cycling and golfing – two of his favorite activities. Brian needed a heart transplant. After just two weeks on the transplant list, the transplant team found a heart for Brian. One year after his heart transplant, Brian is thrilled. “Getting to see my son grow up with a wonderful life, it’s just very joyous. And I’m able to get to living, which I haven’t done in a few years.

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Donald

A World War II veteran, Don’s always been active. Even at 100, he would regularly walk on his treadmill. He started experiencing shortness of breath and was diagnosed with a narrowing aortic heart value. Because of advances in heart medicine, Don was able to be treated with a minimally invasive procedure known as TAVR. A decade ago, repair for his condition would have required open heart surgery, something Don may not have qualified for at his age. Today, Don’s been inspiring his cardiac rehab classmates at Providence St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Medical Center. “Don’s become quite the little celebrity around here,” says Rawnie Oehler, his exercise physiologist.

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Greg

Greg had a heart arrhythmia (an improper heartbeat) that led to heart failure. He came to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center within days of death. The Heart Institute care team went into action but his heart was failing. “His heart was absolutely dying; there was no salvaging it,” said his surgeon Dr. Cristy Smith, who opted to remove Greg’s heart for a total artificial heart – an external pump that performs the functions his heart muscle once did. He’s one of only 10 patients in the U.S. with a total artificial heart. “I’m just grateful that I live in Spokane where they were able to do this,” says Greg.

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The Providence Spokane Heart Institute has been pioneering heart care for nearly 70 years. We continue our pioneering heritage today, accelerating research and innovation that benefits our patients and providers. Our cardiovascular doctors and researchers support and sponsor original research projects and connect patients with appropriate clinical trials. It’s an important step toward advancing the science of medicine and improving care for heart conditions.

Working across specialties, our doctors and scientists are investigating new treatments in cardiology and cardiothoracic (heart, chest and lung) surgery. Every day, we learn more about how the heart works and ways to help prevent or treat heart disease. That translates to better care – and a better life – for you and your loved ones.

With nearly 80 board-certified heart and vascular physicians and credentialed advanced practice providers, more cardiovascular procedures are performed at Providence Spokane Heart Institute than any other hospital in Washington state.

Find a doctor

Our integrated care teams work together to provide the right care for your heart condition. Those care providers include:

  • Anesthesiologists
  • Cardiac rehabilitation nurse
  • Cardiologists
  • Cardiothoracic surgeons
  • Cardiovascular surgeons
  • Cardiovascular technicians
  • Clinical care coordinator
  • Electrophysiologists
  • Exercise specialists
  • Financial counselors
  • Interventional cardiologists
  • Interventional radiologists
  • Nurse educators
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Nurses
  • Occupational therapists
  • Pediatricians
  • Pharmacists
  • Physical therapists
  • Physician assistants
  • Radiologists
  • Registered dietitians
  • Registered nurses
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Social workers
  • Structural heart coordinators 

Attention Heart Clinics Northwest Patients

Kootenai Health closed its Washington Heart Clinics Northwest locations August 14, 2020. As you consider where you should receive your heart care, Providence has a support team available to answer your questions and help guide your next steps. You can call our customer care team at 844-952-1097, Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

What's happening?

Kootenai Health chose to close their Heart Clinic Northwest office location on the Providence Spokane Heart Institute at Sacred Heart campus. Those providers will continue to see patients at a variety of locations, including Heart Clinics Northwest's main location in Coeur d'Alene.

Can I still see a Providence Spokane Heart Institute cardiologist?

Yes. We appreciate you choosing Providence to continue to your care. Here are the steps we suggest you take:

  • Call 844-952-1097 and talk with a member of our team. Let them know you wish to transition your cardiologist to a Providence-based provider.
  • A care team member will assist you in completing any necessary forms and answer any questions you have. You can also download and complete the Medical Records Release form.
  • Staff at the Providence Spokane Heart Institute will contact you as soon as possible to evaluate your specific needs and appropriate time frame for your next appointment.
What if I want to keep seeing the same cardiologist?

You may do so. If you have been notified your provider will no longer be seeing patients at a Providence location, you should contact that provider's office for next steps. You will see your provider at an alternate location, which may include north Idaho. You should also verify insurance coverage.

What insurance do you accept?

We accept payment from Medicare, Medicaid, private pay and most insurance plans. Financial assistance for our services is available for those who qualify. If you have specific questions about your plan or available benefits, please contact your insurance provider. Please call us at 844-952-1097 if you have additional questions about accepted health insurance plans or financial aid.

If you are an existing patient, you can request an appointment using your MyChart account, using the Providence app on your smartphone or contacting your doctor’s office directly.

There are many ways to reduce your risk of heart disease, improve your health and feel a little better every day. We encourage you to talk with your care team at Providence Spokane Heart Institute to learn more about your condition. You can also find additional educational materials and heart-health resources from the American Heart Association at heart.org.

To refer patients to any of the clinics or centers within the Providence Spokane Heart Institute, you can contact the location directly or call the Clinical Institute's Patient & Provider Engagement Center at 844-552-2734.

Providence heart doctors coordinate care among specialists, including vascular (blood vessel), thoracic (lungs and chest) specialists and others, such as pediatric heart specialists.

Award-winning Care

Providence Spokane Heart Institute is a distinguished, nationally recognized center of excellence for heart and vascular care in the Inland Northwest. With nearly 80 board-certified heart and vascular physicians and credentialed advanced practice providers, more cardiovascular procedures are performed at Providence Spokane Heart Institute than any other hospital in Washington state.

U.S. News & World Report has ranked Sacred Heart Medical Center as the #1 Best Hospital in Eastern Washington, and our heart program has consistently been ranked as high performing for our clinical excellence and compassionate care.

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