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IndyCar Driver Gets Heart on Track

With the Portland Grand Prix coming this weekend, learn how retired IndyCar driver Johnny Unser found a familiar sense of team excellence when he came to Northwest Regional Heart & Vascular to get his heart back on track. Check out this video from 2018.

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Olympic Fitness: USOC Medical Team

Even athletes in “individual” Olympic sports are, in reality, are part of elaborate teams. From coaches and practice partners to doctors and athletic trainers, America’s top athletes are definitely a team: the U.S. Olympic Committee.

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Gifts From (and For) the Heart

It’s Heart Month, which makes heart-related gifts come to mind as Valentine’s Day approaches. We talked with cardiologist Dr. Tony Chen about heart gadgets that are getting a lot of press these days. Here’s what he had to say.

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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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