Heart health is about so much more than having the right procedure done at the right time. It's about understanding heart disease and making healthy lifestyle changes. At Providence Spokane Heart Institute, we work with you to help you feel better and achieve the best possible health for you and your heart.
Providence heart doctors coordinate care among specialists, including vascular (blood vessel), thoracic (lungs and chest) specialists and others, such as pediatric heart specialists.
Doctors at the Providence Spokane Heart Institute treat a full range of cardiovascular disease. We help you develop a personalized care plan and suggest ways to improve your health. If you’ve had surgery or need to build strength before you go home, our cardiac rehab team can provide personalized physical therapy.
Providence Spokane Heart Institute is a distinguished, nationally recognized center of excellence for heart and vascular care in the Inland Northwest. We serve as the only transplant and adult and teen congenital heart programs in the region.
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.
Providence specialists provide surgical and non-surgical treatments for varied heart, vascular, chest and lung illnesses.
Our doctors evaluate and treat these and other conditions:
- Atrial fibrillation
- 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
For chest pain or other emergencies, dial 911 and be taken to our Emergency Center promptly. 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.
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.
Our therapies and services include:
- 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
- Thoracic surgery
- Vascular surgery
- Ventricular device implantation
Your cardiologists may order these or other diagnostic tests to get detailed pictures and information about your heart’s structure and function, and any specific areas of diseased tissue.
- Cardiac MRI
- CT angiography
- Nuclear cardiac imaging
When appropriate, Providence surgeons put smart technology to work to streamline surgical procedures using techniques such as:
- Interventional cardiology
- Minimally invasive surgery
- Robotic-guided procedures
Our heart teams perform a high volume of procedures. That’s why locations throughout the region refer their most severe 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.
Providence cardiologists have specialized expertise in diagnosing and treating congenital heart defects in babies, children and adults. We provide seamless care from adolescence to adulthood through the Providence Adult and Teen Congenital Heart (PATCH) program.
The PATCH program operates from the pediatric cardiology clinic at Providence Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital. This location makes it easier for children of all ages to benefit from the multispecialty expertise of our leading-edge adult cardiology programs. Our nationally recognized adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) program is on the same medical campus, at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center.
Providence offers complete heart care for a full range of heart conditions at the medical center and through convenient outpatient locations. Services include cardiac care for pregnant mothers with heart disease and in-utero babies with heart defects.
In addition to cardiac care, the PATCH program offers:
- Bi-monthly support groups
- Educational seminars for care providers
- Formal youth-to-adult heart care transition program
The cardiovascular doctors at Providence Spokane Heart Institute support and sponsor original research projects by local doctors. 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 always investigating new treatments in areas such as 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 for you.
There are many ways to reduce your risk of heart disease, improve your health and feel a little better every day.
Ask your care providers about ways to learn more about your condition and find help through resources like these.
Watch our videos to learn more about your condition, understand what to expect with specific heart procedures and find ways to improve your heart health.
Some videos may include real surgery images and may be graphic. Ask your doctor if you have any questions about your surgery, recovery or anything you see in these videos.
Find additional educational materials about your condition and other heart-health resources from the American Heart Association at heart.org.
These and other care providers are part of the Providence cardiovascular team:
- Cardiac rehabilitation nurse
- Cardiothoracic surgeons
- Cardiovascular surgeons
- Cardiovascular technicians
- Clinical care coordinator
- Exercise specialists
- Financial counselors
- Interventional cardiologists
- Interventional radiologists
- Nurse educator
- Nurse practitioners
- Occupational therapists
- Physical therapists
- Physician assistants
- Registered dietitians
- Registered nurses
- Respiratory therapists
- Social workers
- Structural heart coordinators