The UW Regional Heart Center provides care for patients with cardiovascular disease in a setting that caters to all aspects of heart disease including the aortic surgery center, adult congenital heart program, cardiac surgery, heart failure, coronary disease, rhythm disturbances, coronary diseases, lipid management and healthy heart. Joining Andrew on this episode of Patient Power, sponsored by UW Medicine, are three experts from the UW Regional Heart Center to discuss advances in the treatment of heart problems, Dr. Larry Dean, Dr. Richard Page and Dr. Ed Verrier.
The program begins with Dr. Verrier, professor of surgery and chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Washington. Dr. Verrier trains new heart doctors. He details the progress being made and what’s new in cardiac care that he is excited about.
Next Dr. Richard Page, head of the division of cardiology at the University of Washington, shares information about the advances being made in heart rhythm problems. He talks about new techniques for treating atrial fibrillation and many complex arrhythmia problems.
Dr. Larry Dean, head of the Regional Heart Center, speaks of the various approaches to treatment of cardiovascular disease. He points out the unique experience available at the UW Regional Heart Center. To quote Dr. Dean “I think the heart center really shines very brightly from the standpoint of the delivery of care because it brings all of the different disciplines together at one place where you can truly get an opinion very rapidly and I think a balanced one as well since we really all work for the same entity, the University of Washington School of Medicine. So I think that's the difference between perhaps what we offer and others would offer in the community.”
If you are in search of information on treating and managing heart problems, this program provides an exceptional look at advances in the field and highlights the latest approaches to treating these complicated conditions.
Richard Page, M.D.
Head of the Division of Cardiology, UW MedicineDr. Richard Page is Professor and Head in Division of Cardiology at the University of Washington School of Medicine and is an attending physician at the University of Washington Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center and Puget Sound VA Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina and went on to complete an internship and... more >
Larry Dean, MD, FACC, FAHA, FSCAI
Director, Regional Heart Center, UW MedicineDr. Dean is director of the UW Medicine Regional Heart Center and a UW professor of medicine and of surgery. In addition to general cardiology, he is an expert in cardiac catheterization and interventional cardiology. He also conducts research on stents to keep blocked heart arteries open and on ways to prevent restenosis, or reclogging, after stents are inserted. Dr.... more >
Ed Verrier, M.D.
Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery, UW MedicineDr. Ed Verrier is Professor and Chief in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Washington Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Tufts University and went on to complete a residency at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Verrier is board certified in general surgery and thoracic surgery. more >