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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.


From farmer to heart patient

Terry Charvet’s path from his life as a farmer in Washington’s Yakima Valley to Northwest Regional Heart and Vascular took many years, but today he’s glad he made the trip. About 15 years ago, Terry’s primary care doctor heard a murmur in Terry’s heart.


Fixing a Broken Heart: From Acoma Pueblo to Portland

Miriam Salvador has always had a big heart for her heritage and culture. A resident of the Acoma Reservation in northwestern New Mexico, Miriam spends her free time sewing, designing Indian art and making traditional clothing.


Race car driver receives atrial fibrillation care at Northwest Regional Heart and Vascular

A malfunctioning electrical system can spell disaster in a car, and in your heart. When Johnny Unser, from the Unser auto racing family, needed specialized care for atrial fibrillation he found the team at Northwest Regional Heart and Vascular.


You were there when I needed you.

After a bout of shingles and neuropathy Virginia began experiencing pain and numbness in her legs. Her right leg and foot was also cold all the time. Working with her primary care physician, they were able to diagnose Virginia with Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD).