Spokane Heart Institute

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  • Providence patient Greg Soumokil celebrates successful total artificial heart surgery

    Providence patient Greg Soumokil celebrates successful total artificial heart surgery

    The innovative surgery saved a Spokane grandfather’s life while he waits for a donor heart. Learn more.

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  • Providence patients with heart transplant & mechanical hearts say 'Thank You'

    Providence patients with heart transplant & mechanical hearts say 'Thank You'

    Patients of Providence Spokane Heart Institute share their words of appreciation to the team of providers at the Center for Advanced Heart Disease & Transplant.

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  • Living beyond congenital heart disease: A story of care and motherhood

    Living beyond congenital heart disease: A story of care and motherhood

    Melissa Faucher shares her story of overcoming congenital heart disease to give birth to four beautiful children, including twins.

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  • 101-year-old TAVR patient keeps walking

    101-year-old TAVR patient keeps walking

    Providence St. Luke's cardiac rehab participant Donald Hitzel, at the age of 101, is inspiring his peers in the program that they can take charge of their heart heart at any age.

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  • Providence medical teams have been saving lives with cardiology for over 50 years

    Providence medical teams have been saving lives with cardiology for over 50 years

    Learn how a team of Spokane surgeons, cardiologists and nurses at Sacred Heart Medical Center, 50 years ago, changed the trajectory of heart medicine for decades to come.

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  • The Spokesman Review highlights the new Providence BetterU Challenge

    The Spokesman Review highlights the new Providence BetterU Challenge

    The Better U™ Challenge provides the education and tools for women to take charge of their health personally and for their family.

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  • Brian Starr is getting a second chance at life

    Brian Starr is getting a second chance at life

    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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  • Heart transplant is the perfect Valentine’s gift for this young woman

    Heart transplant is the perfect Valentine’s gift for this young woman

    Providence transplant center helped patient through three open-heart surgeries and the process of getting a new heart.

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  • Providence Health Care Foundation is making things a little easier for this tiny heart

    Providence Health Care Foundation is making things a little easier for this tiny heart

    Elliott Naftzger has needed heart monitoring since birth. Now age 5, she and her parents can save the three-hour drive to Spokane because Providence is bringing the imaging unit to

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  • From sharing heart felt stories to sharing his own

    From sharing heart felt stories to sharing his own

    Adults with congenital heart disease fare better with continuous care from cardiac specialists.

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  • Minimally invasive heart surgery keeps Spokane woman on her feet

    Minimally invasive heart surgery keeps Spokane woman on her feet

    Many patients with heart valve problems bounce back with the help of a minimally invasive procedure called TAVR. Providence is a leader in performing such surgeries.

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