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New Heart Valve, New Lease on Life

Thomas Amabisca was no stranger to heart problems when his doctor noticed a little murmur five or six years go. Back in the 1980s, he was diagnosed with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome. He had an extra electrical pathway in his heart that caused his heart to race at times.

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Patient Story: Jeff Rawlins

When Jeff Rawlins’ heartbeat became so irregular he had to visit the emergency room in 2020, he already knew its cause. He had been diagnosed with a bad mitral valve in 1994.

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Introducing Ellerey Nelson, RN, BSN, DNP

As a nurse practitioner, Ellerey Nelson enjoys building lasting relationships with her patients and their families.

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Patient Story: Michael Healy

During a checkup with his primary care doctor, Michael Healy found out his pulse was elevated and his heartbeat irregular.

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Northwest Regional Heart & Vascular Named High Performing

U.S. News and World Report has named Northwest Regional Heart & Vascular at Adventist Health Portland as a high performer in three cardiac ratings among its Best Regional Hospitals list.

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