Providence Heart & Vascular Team

The Providence Heart & Vascular Team is committed to bringing you many years of expertise and experience to help you understand how to prevent, treat and recover from cardiovascular diseases and conditions. From tips to eating better to exercise and everything in between, our clinical experts know how to help you help your heart.

  • The Impella pump: A small device with a big impact for heart patients

    The Impella pump: A small device with a big impact for heart patients

    Lifesaving technology like the Impella pump is available to cardiovascular patients at Providence Mission Hospital.

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  • AFib awareness: Learn about risks, treatments and the latest research

    AFib awareness: Learn about risks, treatments and the latest research

    September marks AFib Awareness Month. Learn the basics of atrial fibrillation, what symptoms to look out for and the latest treatment options.

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  • Stress and the heart: What you need to know

    Stress and the heart: What you need to know

    Stress can have a serious effect on your mental and physical health, especially your heart. Find safe ways to relieve stress and help your heart health.

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  • The future of cardiovascular care: A conversation with Matt Ducsik

    The future of cardiovascular care: A conversation with Matt Ducsik

    Learn how cardiovascular care benefited from digital innovation during the COVID-19 pandemic and what integrated care looks like at Providence.

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  • Rehabilitation after a stroke is vital to recovery

    Rehabilitation after a stroke is vital to recovery

    Stroke survivors may face many challenges, but having a rehabilitation team can help them regain independence.

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  • Extra prevention from stroke during heart procedures

    Extra prevention from stroke during heart procedures

    Heart disease and its associated procedures can increase your risk of stroke. Learn about the procedures at Providence that reduce stroke risk during and after heart care.

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  • How common are blood clots? A Providence heart specialist weighs in

    How common are blood clots? A Providence heart specialist weighs in

    Learn from Providence about the different types of blood clots, risk factors and when it’s time to call your doctor.

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  • Q+A with Dr. Simon: Reducing your risk of heart disease

    Q+A with Dr. Simon: Reducing your risk of heart disease

    Dr. Benjamin Simon discusses sensible guidelines to reduce your risk of heart disease.

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  • High tech equipment helps in heart surgeries

    High tech equipment helps in heart surgeries

    At Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, the highest-tech equipment helps in heart surgeries.

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  • Stroke in younger adults: The risks and signs

    Stroke in younger adults: The risks and signs

    A stroke can happen to anyone at any age. It’s important to learn the risks and the signs so you can get help FAST. Here’s what you need to know.

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  • TAVR offers options, hope to patients with aortic stenosis

    TAVR offers options, hope to patients with aortic stenosis

    TAVR is a minimally invasive procedure that replaces the aortic valve. Dr. Kolski discusses TAVR, how it works and who can benefit from surgery.

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  • Top 2020 heart research findings pave the way for future treatment

    Top 2020 heart research findings pave the way for future treatment

    Providence shares an overview of 2020’s groundbreaking heart health research from the American Heart Association.

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  • Meditation, mindfulness and music for heart health

    Meditation, mindfulness and music for heart health

    Learn the science behind how meditation, mindfulness and music lower blood pressure, reduce stress and improve your heart rate.

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  • Help your neighbors and your heart: Being kind has many health benefits

    Help your neighbors and your heart: Being kind has many health benefits

    What does kindness have to do with heart health? Learn how acts of kindness can help improve our mental and physical wellbeing.

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  • Heart health glossary: Here are the terms you should know

    Heart health glossary: Here are the terms you should know

    Brush up on some of the most common heart terminology around cardiovascular conditions, tests and treatments.

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  • Early heart disease detection saves lives

    Early heart disease detection saves lives

    Providence shares research findings about the importance of heart disease screening and looks at several essential tests.

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  • Honor Walk ceremonies give donor patients “a hero's goodbye”

    Honor Walk ceremonies give donor patients “a hero's goodbye”

    Learn how Mission Hospital honors donor patients and gives thanks to their family and loved ones for the gift of life.

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  • Can certain foods lower your cholesterol?

    Can certain foods lower your cholesterol?

    Foods with healthy fats, antioxidants and fiber can all help your heart. Learn which foods can lower bad cholesterol and increase good cholesterol.

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  • Can COVID-19 affect your heart?

    Can COVID-19 affect your heart?

    New research shows that COVID-19 may affect other body systems besides the lungs, even in people who are otherwise healthy. Learn more.

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  • Atrial fibrillation: What you need to know

    Atrial fibrillation: What you need to know

    Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is a serious health problem that should be treated as soon as possible. Learn how Providence heart experts can help.

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