At Providence St. Peter Regional Heart Center, we care for your heart. Our cardiovascular services cover a full range of conditions of the heart and blood vessels - from birth defects to advanced disease.
We treat disorders such as arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), high blood pressure and coronary artery disease - the leading cause of heart attacks. Our leading-edge experts coordinate high-level personalized care across specialties to serve you.
We provide preventive care to stop conditions from progressing to more severe heart disease, and we treat advanced conditions to get you back to health.
Don’t waste a second — call 911 if you notice the following symptoms. They can cause heart and brain injury or death, even if symptoms appear to go away. Do not drive yourself — have an ambulance take you to the hospital.
In the event of a heart attack, stroke or other heart and vascular emergency, you’ll receive fast, high-level care. St. Peter Hospital is a Level 1 Cardiac Center — the highest ranking available.
Our doctors and specialists evaluate, diagnose and treat these and many other conditions affecting your heart, lungs and blood vessels:
- Blood pressure abnormalities
- Chest pain and other symptoms of heart trouble
- Congenital heart defects
- Congestive heart failure
- Coronary artery disease
- Heart attack
- Heart infection
- Heart murmur
- Heart valve disease
Providence doctors collaborate with each other and you to develop a treatment plan that’s just right, from diagnosis through rehabilitation. Our experts work across heart, chest, lung, vascular (blood vessel) and other specialties, including interventional cardiology. As part of your plan, your doctor and care team will show you how to manage your heart health.
Our interventional cardiologists use advanced techniques that can ease care and recovery for many conditions that previously required open surgery.
Our full spectrum of services includes:
- Cardiac rehabilitation
- Cardiac surgery single stay unit
- Cardiology evaluation and care
- Coronary artery bypass surgery
- Emergency diagnosis and intervention
- Heart and vascular evaluation and care
- Heart catheterization
- Heart imaging
- Heart surgery
- Heart valve surgery
- Interventional cardiology
- Tricuspid valve repair and replacement
No one wants heart disease to slow them down. If you have been diagnosed with severe aortic stenosis, we offer an alternative to open-heart surgery.
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement, known as TAVR, is a minimally invasive option approved by the FDA and is an alternative for patients who can’t undergo a major surgery.
Using TAVR, a surgeon inserts a replacement valve into your existing aortic valve from a small incision in your groin or chest. Once the new valve is placed, it immediately takes over valve function, regulating blood flow out of your heart.
That means a surgeon doesn’t have to open your chest to perform this procedure. Benefits include faster recovery, less blood loss, lower risk of infection and shorter hospital stays. The entire procedure takes about two hours - half as long as open-heart surgery.
For more information about the TAVR program, or to place a referral, please contact Michael Eveland, ARNP, at 360-493-5286.
Your team includes a wide cross-section of doctors and specialists with the expertise you need. Your team may include:
- Cardiac surgeons
- Clinical cardiologists
- Interventional cardiologists
- Thoracic surgeons
- Vascular surgeons
We offer many types of expertise, resources and support to assist you at each step. Please feel reach out to anyone on your care team any time you need information or assistance. Resources include:
- Social services and personal support – Medical social workers, counselors, chaplains and other care professionals are here to help with whatever you need – from guidance and referrals to emotional and practical support, including assistance with financial or insurance issues
- Mended Hearts of Olympia – A peer-to-peer support organization to support people coping with the challenges of heart disease. For details, visit www.mendedhearts.org.
- Cardiac home and palliative care – We support you and your family by helping manage your heart disease in the comfort of your home. Compassionate care providers will work with you to help to minimize any pain, discomfort or the need to visit the emergency room or need hospitalization.
You can learn more about the prevention and treatment of heart disease and stroke by checking out the resources available through the following groups and associations: