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Comprehensive Heart and Vascular Care
- Whether you are a new patient or you need to see your regular physician or provider for a medical issue, you can do so from the comfort of your home.
- When you call for any non-urgent appointment, ask if the clinic offers Zoom and if your appointment is appropriate for a virtual visit. You can download Zoom here. Clinic staff will explain how to access Zoom from either your mobile device or desktop computer, and will give you the Zoom ID to use. You do not have to create a Zoom account to use this service.
- All aspects and quality of the visit are similar to an in-person visit, including cost and copays, if required. Most payers cover virtual visits.
- Rest assured we never record virtual visits, and they are encrypted to ensure patient privacy.
- To learn more about the process, watch our Virtual Visits video.
Whether you need long-term care to treat heart issues or you’re coming in for an emergency, at Virginia Mason Franciscan Health, your heart health is our highest priority. The result is comprehensive care with exceptional outcomes, using advanced technology and evidence-based medicine.
Expert heart and vascular care in your community
Whether you need a diagnosis, second opinion, ongoing health management or a complex operation, you’ll find the highest-quality care, including:
An experienced team
People from all over the region choose us because of our depth of experience and expertise. With a cardiac surgery program within the top 10 percent in the United States for quality and patient outcomes, general and subspecialized cardiologists and vascular surgeons specializing in minimally invasive procedures, we’re highly qualified to care for your heart and vascular needs. We’re part of a team of more than 2,300 providers and advanced practice clinicians, all working in more than 50 subspecialties throughout our locations around the Puget Sound.
No matter where you are, you won’t need to travel far to find expert care. From Burien to Bremerton and beyond, you'll find most of the heart and vascular services you need close to home with 24 hours a day access at our local hospitals. Our two flagship cardiac centers — Franciscan Heart Center (located within St. Joseph Medical Center) and the Heart & Vascular Center at St. Michael Medical Center — provide an additional level of service for surgery and specialized cardiac procedures.
The full spectrum of care
From the moment you walk in, our experts provide you with the care you need. From heart screenings to treating acute heart attacks or providing the latest in minimally invasive surgeries, we’re here so you can get back on your feet as quickly as possible.
Heart and vascular services
Take the first step toward a healthy heart. Learn more about our comprehensive program:
Our expert surgical team performs all types of cardiac surgery, including minimally invasive heart surgery, mitral valve repair, and transcatheter aortic valve implantation/transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVI/TAVR). Our hybrid surgical suite allows us to advance collaboration between cardiology, cardiac, thoracic and vascular surgery teams.
Heart rhythm management — or electrophysiology — is the regulation of an abnormal heartbeat, or arrhythmia. Electrophysiologists are cardiology specialists who use sophisticated techniques to diagnose and treat heart arrhythmias, including AFib and the LAAC device.
As the first Accredited System for Heart Failure in the Northwest, our holistic, evidence-based culture enables you and your family members to make the most informed decisions about your health. With an outpatient program that stretches across the entire Virginia Mason Franciscan Health network, you’ll find all the resources you need to successfully take charge of your heart health.
For your convenience, our vascular surgeons are located throughout the Puget Sound and on the Peninsula, with clinics and on-site vascular labs for immediate diagnostics and care. Our low-cost vascular screenings help find problems in the earliest, most treatable stages with no referrals needed.
After heart surgery, a heart attack or a diagnosis of heart failure, you may need rehabilitation to regain your strength — and learn more about reducing your risk for future incidents. We designed a rehab program especially to meet those needs so you can live a healthy, active lifestyle.
Your Heart Care Team
When Do You Need a Heart Specialist?
Your First Cardiology Visit
Recovering from Heart Surgery
Accepted Insurance Plans
Conditions We Treat
Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Why Choose Us for Heart Care?
Heart Health: Prevention and Support
Heart and Vascular Procedure Videos
Heart Resource Center