Regional Heart Center

UW Medicine Regional Heart Center Structural Heart team performing a Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedure.

UW Medicine Regional Heart Center (RHC) provides comprehensive care for all types of cardiac conditions and diseases. Our multidisciplinary team of cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons and anesthesiologists and other highly-trained clinicians is internationally recognized for their expertise in treating valvular heart disease, coronary artery disease, heart rhythm disturbances such as atrial fibrillation, heart failure and adult congenital heart disease.

We’re also adept at performing advanced procedures and complex surgeries, including heart transplantation, ablations and percutaneous heart valve replacement.

Research and innovation

Physicians at RHC are national leaders in clinical trials with the goal of safely adopting innovative, proven treatments. We’re the most experienced center in the Northwest for state-of-the-art procedures such as implantable cardiac defibrillators, mechanical circulatory support devices, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement. We’re also committed to educating the next generation of physicians by offering the only full cardiovascular services training program in the Northwest.

Convenient, comprehensive care

Located in Seattle, Washington, RHC provides patient care at UW Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, Northwest Hospital Medical Center and Valley Medical Center, as well as at clinics and affiliates in Bellevue, Edmonds, Everett and other convenient locations. And, if you need testing, we offer a full spectrum of cardiovascular diagnostic services with ECG/EKG, echocardiography, CT angiography, cardiac MR, and nuclear stress testing.

In the news

​John McLean is the first Seattle patient to receive the new smaller and more efficient left ventricular device (LVAD) known as the HeartMate III​ as part of a national clinical trial. An LVAD assists the heart when it is not able to pump enough blood​.​


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