Heart & Vascular

Expert advice about how to prevent, diagnose and treat adult and pediatric cardiovascular conditions

  • Heart to Heart

    Heart to Heart

    Thanks to the generous gift of organ donation—and the comprehensive transplant program at Providence—Brian Starr is getting a second chance at life.

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  • Breast cancer research brings new hope for care

    Breast cancer research brings new hope for care

    Research and clinical trials are leading to breakthrough therapies for breast cancer. Learn about the latest research at Providence.

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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 (AFib): What you need to know

    Atrial fibrillation (AFib): 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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  • Tips for staying healthy amid the wildfire smoke

    Tips for staying healthy amid the wildfire smoke

    Providence experts offer guidance on how to protect your health as the wildfire rage on the west coast. Learn more.

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  • Anxiety around COVID-19 may be ‘breaking’ your heart

    Anxiety around COVID-19 may be ‘breaking’ your heart

    Read about a recent study that looked at the connection between broken heart syndrome and the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • The importance of heart health – especially now

    The importance of heart health – especially now

    Q&A with Cardiologist Nazanin Azadi, MD

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  • Is inflammation speeding up your aging process?

    Is inflammation speeding up your aging process?

    Long term inflammation can lead to many chronic conditions like diabetes, heart disease or arthritis, as you grow older. Find out more.

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  • COVID-19: A matter of masks and heart disease

    COVID-19: A matter of masks and heart disease

    There are a few vital things heart patients should keep in mind when it comes to COVID-19 and wearing a face covering.

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  • Don't put off your diabetes and blood pressure screenings

    Don't put off your diabetes and blood pressure screenings

    Diabetes and high blood pressure contribute to many illnesses, including heart disease. Know your risks.

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  • Protecting your heart is more important than ever during COVID-19

    Protecting your heart is more important than ever during COVID-19

    Your heart deserves the best – especially during COVID-19. Learn why it’s important to see your doctor and how we’re keeping you safe.

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  • Pandemic or not: Don’t delay stroke care

    Pandemic or not: Don’t delay stroke care

    Delaying stroke care can have tragic consequences. Learn how to spot signs of stroke and what Providence is doing to protect ER patients from COVID-19.

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  • Heart-healthy eating with fresh summer produce

    Heart-healthy eating with fresh summer produce

    Learn how to maintain a heart-healthy diet all summer long, including tips for storing fresh produce and healthy grilling recipes.

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  • Ask the expert: Can I reverse heart disease?

    Ask the expert: Can I reverse heart disease?

    Hear from Providence cardiologist Lori Tam, MD, on steps you can take to reverse the damage of heart disease, including diet, exercise and medicines.

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  • Which heart rate monitor is right for me?

    Which heart rate monitor is right for me?

    Are you considering a new heart rate monitor? Learn about the different types and uses, from fitness trackers to portable EKGs.

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  • Working from home: Step away from your desk

    Working from home: Step away from your desk

    The demands of your job may tend to keep you hunched over a computer screen, focused on the daily project. But to stay healthy, you should make time daily for physical activity and to eat well.

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  • Yoga for heart health

    Yoga for heart health

    Yoga promotes heart health by reducing stress and lowering blood pressure, cholesterol, and heart rate. Learn more about the benefits of yoga.

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  • Electrolytes keep your body balanced

    Electrolytes keep your body balanced

    Here’s how to maintain the proper balance of electrolytes in your body to stay energized.

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  • 7 heart healthy swaps for processed foods

    7 heart healthy swaps for processed foods

    Learn how making substitutions in your daily menu to eat whole foods instead of highly processed options can equal big improvements in your heart health.

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