Dr. Greg Foltz of the Swedish Neuroscience Institute describes the routine and frequency of brain surgery. Computer brain mapping produces a three-dimensional image of a patient's brain. Once inside, physical mapping occurs. A precise ultrasound device is used to remove a brain tumor. For more information about brain tumors visit http://www.swedish.org/Services/Neuroscience-Institute/Neuroscience-Services/Ivy-Brain-Tumor-Center.
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The next video is live - Robotic surgery on an NFL Football: http://bit.ly/e74mQR Dr. James Porter, medical director of robotic surgery at Swedish folds a small paper airplane with the da Vinci robot to demonstrate how this device gives surgeons greater surgical precision and dexterity over existing approaches. Minimally invasive robot-assisted surgery can offer patients significant benefits over traditional approaches, including less post-operative pain, shorter hospital stay, less blood loss, faster recovery time and quicker return to normal daily activities. Swedish is a leader in robot-assisted surgical procedures. Its program has a longstanding, successful track record of performing more prostate, kidney and gynecologic surgeries than any other medical center in the Pacific Northwest region of the U.S. Swedish uses the da Vinci Surgical System to perform minimally invasive urological, gynecological and thoracic surgeries for diseases such as prostate cancer, kidney cancer, uterine cancer, cervical cancer, ovarian cancer and lung cancer, and to assist in complex gynecologic reconstruction surgeries. Music provided by Freeplaymusic.com For more information, visit: http://www.swedish.org/Services/Robotic-Surgery
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Dr. Frances Broyles explains what a pituitary gland is, which is the size of a pea. The pituitary sits on the under portion of the brain. It is often referred to as the master gland and makes a variety of hormones that are important in controlling hormonal systems throughout the body. The pituitary gland controls the thyroid gland, adrenocorticotropic gland, the reproductive system, and produces growth hormones as well as prolactin. It is a very important gland for the sustainability of life. Please visit the Swedish Medical Center website for more information: http://www.swedish.org/Services/Neuroscience-Institute/Neuroscience-Services/Pituitary-Services.
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Dr. Glenn Barnhart explains the symptoms of mitral valve regurgitation such as becoming short of breath. There are five structures of the mitral valve: annulus, leaflet tissue, chordae tendineae, papillary muscles, and left ventricle. All of these are taken into consideration when the mitral valve is leaking and not working right. There are four degrees of mitral valve regurgitation: mild, moderate, moderately severe, and severe. For more information about heart surgery at Swedish, please visit http://www.swedish.org/heartsurgery
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Myasthenia gravis, a disorder of the thymus gland, is often successfully treated with a surgical procedure called robotic thymectomy. In this video, Dr. Brian Louie talks about myasthenia gravis and explains how it causes muscles to become weak during repetitive motion. For more information, please visit the Swedish Robotic Surgery Program at: http://www.swedish.org/Robotic-Surgery-Program/Conditions-We-Treat/Myasthenia-Gravis
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Gail Conwell, an elementary school teacher, was having constant knee pain and was told she needed to have both knees replaced. Wanting to complete recovery on the first knee as soon as possible, she forced herself to push through the pain of physical therapy, making sure she followed every instruction carefully. She advises others facing knee replacement surgery to make sure you're in the best physical shape possible before surgery, make sure your home is prepared and you have people ready to take care of you, and most importantly, maintain a positive attitude. It's all worth it when you can walk again without pain. To learn more about the joint replacement program at the Swedish Orthopedic Institute, call 206-926-9841 or visit http://www.swedish.org/orthopedics.
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Dr. Frances Broyles explains what the rare disease acromegaly is. About 3.5 per million have this disease. Acromegaly is usually caused by pituitary tumor producing growth hormone. Acromegaly is characterized by the enlargement of the hands and feet and in facial structures, there is often protruding of the jaw, gaps in the teeth, or enlargement of the brow. There are symptoms such as fatigue, memory deficits, and there are a number of diseases associated with acromegaly. Please visit the Swedish Medical Center website for more information: http://www.swedish.org/Services/Neuroscience-Institute/Neuroscience-Services/Pituitary-Services.
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Dr. Greg Foltz of the Swedish Neuroscience Institute discusses benign brain tumors, including those that do not require surgery. Dr. Wells talks about types of benign brain tumors and treatments. For more information about brain tumors visit http://www.swedish.org/Services/Neuroscience-Institute/Neuroscience-Services/Ivy-Brain-Tumor-Center.
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The most common surgery that is done on the pituitary is transsphenoidal surgery. It is called this because the surgery is done through the nose. The surgeon comes into the nose through a sinus and some bone is removed in that sinus. In the back of the sinus there is a small cup of bone that holds the pituitary gland. Once the bone is removed in front of the pituitary gland, the tumor can be removed. Sometimes, additional adjuncts are used. For more information please visit http://www.swedish.org/pituitary
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Dr. James Pritchett, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with the Swedish Orthopedic Institute, talks about hip replacement surgery and treatment options. He walks you through standard hip replacement procedure and discusses the difference between metal and ceramic implants. He also talks about the importance of a patient feeling like they've been heard by their surgeon -- that their symptoms have been listened to so that their operation can be tailored to them. To learn more about the joint replacement program at the Swedish Orthopedic Institute, call 206-926-9841 or visit http://www.swedish.org/orthopedics.
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Gordon Irving, M.D., discusses fibromyalgia and common ways to treat it. To learn more about the Swedish Pain and Headache Center, visit http://www.swedish.org/pain. For more information on fibromyalgia and meditation visit: http://www.myalgia.com http://www.knowfybro.com http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nwwKbM_vJc http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sf6Q0GliHBI http://www.applied-meditation.org http://www.wildmind.org Books: Unlearn Your Pain by H. Schubiner Full Catastrophe Living by J Kabat Zinn
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Dr. Frances Broyles explains what Cushing's Disease is. When the tumor is in the pituitary, it is referred to as Cushing's Disease. There are symptoms such as a substantial amount of weight gain, stretch marks throughout the abdomen, acne, and for women, extra hair growth. Cushing's Disease is more common for women. It is also associated with other diseases such as: high blood pressure, diabetes, osteoporosis, recurrent infections, abnormal menstrual cycle, and acid reflux. For more information please visit the Swedish Medical website: http://www.swedish.org/Services/Neuroscience-Institute/Neuroscience-Services/Pituitary-Services/Cushings-Disease.
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Dr. Ryder Gwinn, neurosurgeon at Swedish, explains this new technology and a patient shares his experience before and after surgery. For more information, visit http://www.swedish.org/focusedultrasound
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The thymus gland helps the body create immunity to various infections and diseases. In this video, Dr. Brian Louie explains how, in people with myasthenia gravis, something has gone wrong with the thymus gland, causing extreme muscle fatigue during repetitive motion. For more information, please visit the Swedish Robotic Surgery Program at: http://www.swedish.org/Robotic-Surgery-Program/Conditions-We-Treat/Myasthenia-Gravis
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Dr. Amir L. Bastawrous, a colon and rectal surgeon at Swedish Cancer Institute, discusses robotic colectomy, which is a minimally invasive colon surgery, typically using the da Vinci robotic surgery system. The system removes a segment of the colon with a small incision, less tissue trauma, improved visualization, and improved dexterity for the surgeon. Dr. Bastawrous describes the da Vinci system accompanied by computer-animated visuals. For more information on robotic colorectal surgery, visit http://www.swedish.org/robotics.
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In this video, Dr. Glenn Barnhart defines the symptoms of aortic valve stenosis. The symptoms of aortic valve stenosis are shortness of breath, chest pains, and lightheadedness. If a patient develops aortic stenosis, their valves may become calcified, rigid, and hard. Some patients are born with only two leaflets, called a bicuspid aortic valve, which is a congenital lesion. Typically these valves work fairly well to normal, but due to the abnormality of the valve, later in life the valve becomes rigid and calcified. Patients who develop aortic regurgitation have a whole host of things that could be causing the aortic regurgitation, which includes a connective tissue disorder or a malformed valve. For more information about heart surgery at Swedish, please visit http://www.swedish.org/heartsurgery
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Four people living with Multiple Sclerosis in Washington state tell their stories in this video. The Pacific Northwest has been disproportionately affected by MS, and experts still don't know why -- more than 12,000 people are actively fighting the disease in Washington, Alaska, and Montana -- 9,500 of those are in Washington state. For many years people living with MS in the Northwest struggled to find treatment for all of their needs under one roof, but with the opening of the new Swedish MS Center they now have access to one of the most state-of-the-art healthcare centers focusing on the autoimmune disorder in the country. It is estimated that the newly constructed 11,700 square-foot state-of-the-art center will eventually care for more than 6,000 patients making it the largest, most comprehensive MS facility on the West Coast. The new center gives MS patients and their families easy access to a unique multidisciplinary team of skilled neurologists and a specialized nursing staff to deliver the highest quality of coordinated care, new treatments and a variety of wellness options. It enables scientists, researchers, physicians and patients to work collaboratively toward new treatment options for those diagnosed with MS. For more information visit http://www.swedish.org/ms.
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Swedish Medical Center performs robotic-assisted partial knee replacement in Seattle and Issaquah, WA. MAKOplasty is an innovative robotic-assisted treatment option for adults living with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis with damage that is fairly localized and has not progressed to all three compartments of the knee. During the procedure, the diseased portion of the knee is resurfaced, sparing the patient's healthy bone and surrounding tissue. An implant is then secured in the joint to allow the knee to move smoothly again. MAKOplasty can facilitate ideal implant positioning to result in a more natural feeling knee following surgery, result in a more rapid recovery and shorter hospital stay than traditional knee replacement surgery, and promote a rapid relief from pain and return to daily activities. The procedure allows for consistently reproducible precision in performing partial knee resurfacing. This optimal placement can result in more natural knee motion following surgery. For more information, visit http://www.swedish.org/mako or call 206-926-9841.
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Dr. Frances Broyles explains that prolactinomas are tumors of the pituitary gland that over produce prolactin. These are about 40% of all clinically relevant pituitary tumors. The majority of these tumors can be medically treated. Prolactinomas are the most common of the pituitary tumors. There are a variety of medical treatments for prolactinomas and the two most commonly used medicines are Bromocriptine and Cabergoline. For more information please visit the Swedish Medical website: http://www.swedish.org/Services/Neuroscience-Institute/Neuroscience-Services/Pituitary-Services/Pituitary-Tumor.
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Dr. Darryl Wells of the Swedish Heart and Vascular Institute talks about why it's difficult to predict which patients will be completely cured after one ablation procedure and why some require two procedures. Dr. Wells also talks about the appropriate age range for patients who receive the ablation procedure. For more about atrial fibrillation and catheter ablation procedures visit http://www.swedish.org/afib.
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Dr. Glenn Barnhart discusses the different types of heart surgeries performed at Swedish Medical Center. Blockages of coronary arteries, leaky or tight valves, congenital heart problems, and electrical problems, such as conductivity or heart rate, are addressed by specialized teams of Swedish experts. Emerging technologies, such as minimally invasive and robotic surgery, are explored if a patient meets the proper requirements. For more information visit http://www.swedish.org/now-what/heart-surgery
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Dr. Glenn Barnhart explains both valve replacements. There are tissue valves and mechanical valves. The good thing about tissue valves is that they do not require long-term anti-coagulation. The downside about tissue valves is that they can fail and will fail especially if implanted in a younger patient. Mechanical valves last forever. However, the patient has to be anti-coagulated for life. For more information about heart surgery at Swedish, please visit http://www.swedish.org/heartsurgery
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Christopher Yang, M.D., otolaryngologist and head and neck surgeon at Swedish Medical Center, talks about the diagnosis of and treatment options for obstructive sleep apnea and CPAP users. For more information, call 206-215-1770 or visit http://www.swedish.org/otolaryngology.
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Dr. Glenn Barnhart explains what a mitral valve is. It resides between the left atrium and the right ventricle. The mitral valve can have one of two problems. It can be too tight or too leaky and this is when the blood goes backwards. During the time that the left ventricle contracts, the mitral valve is suppose to close so none of the blood in the left ventricle will go backwards. The problem with blood going backwards is that over time it will affect the lung bed, lung pressure and increase shortness of breath. For more information about heart surgery at Swedish, please visit http://www.swedish.org/heartsurgery
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Russell Dawson, at age 56, had his first colonoscopy...and found out he had Stage 4 colorectal cancer which spread to his liver. Russell talks about his treatment and gives advice for others facing colorectal surgery or radiation. He talks about how the oncology nurses helped him through every day, and how to him, knowledge is power to make the best choices for his care. Learn more about colorectal cancer care at Swedish by visiting http://www.swedish.org/Services/Cancer-Institute/Services/Colorectal-Cancer
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Stephen J. Monteith, MD, a neurosurgeon at Swedish Cerebrovascular Center, explains how theaputic use of focused ultrosound has the potential for having a huge impact on many patients' lives. The range in treatment includes patients with Parkinson's Disease, Essential Tremor and Epilepsy. "For many patients, this is a very attractive option, Dr. Monteith explains. "It's a non-invasive treatment, where we don't have to perform open-brain surgery." To learn more, visit http://www.swedish.org/services/neuroscience-institute/research/focused-ultrasound
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Kathy Witmer is a nurse practitioner at the Swedish Cancer Institute. She shares tips on how to prepare for lung surgery and what to expect after your operation. For more information about thoracic surgery services at Swedish, please visit http://www.swedish.org/Services/Thoracic-Surgery/Thoracic-Surgery-Services
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Swedish Radiosurgery Center offers a nonsurgical treatment option for those suffering from essential tremor. Learn more about this movement disorder and the procedure steps for Gamma Knife thalamotomy. Visit http://www.swedish.org/gammaknife for more information after watching the video on Gamma Knife Treatment.
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Dr. Rod Kratz, a Colon and Rectal Surgeon, at the Swedish Colon and Rectal Clinic in Seattle, shares his experience preparing for his first colonoscopy. Everyone needs to get colonoscopy starting at age 50. Dr. Kratz underwent his first at 40 due to potential family history of colon and rectal health issues. For more information, or to schedule your own colonoscopy, please visit: http://www.Swedish.org/colorectal or call (206) 386-6600
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Annie Kunkel had long-term hip pain and eventually learned she needed hip replacement surgery. Annie talks about her worries leading up to the procedure and how she prepped for surgery and recovery. She talks about learning to be patient, accepting help, and getting used to life with a new hip. To learn more about the joint replacement program at the Swedish Orthopedic Institute, call 206-926-9841 or visit http://www.swedish.org/orthopedics.
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Dr. James R. Porter, director of robotic surgery at Swedish Medical Center, talks about the da Vinci Integrated Robotic Surgery Suite, a special operating room at Swedish's First Hill campus in Seattle designed for greater patient safety, efficiency, and enhanced training. Like other robotic ORs, the centerpiece of this suite is the da Vinci robotic system that gives surgeons improved dexterity and vision while reducing the size of incisions required for surgery. The Integrated Robotic Suite has additional features, including a dual console that allows two surgeons to collaborate during a surgery, special viewing features that make it possible for surgeons to see the operating field and a patient's diagnostic images simultaneously, and an adjacent observation room for training other caregivers. For more information visit http://www.swedish.org/Services/Robotic-Surgery-Program.
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Nicole Stiver, M.A., Art Therapist at the Swedish Cancer Institute shares what art therapy is and is not, the benefits of art therapy, what to expect during a typical visit, and how to schedule an appointment. To learn more about art therapy at the Swedish Cancer Institute, please visit http://www.swedish.org/Services/Cancer-Institute/Services/Complementary-Therapies/Art-Therapy
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A thymoma is a slow-growing tumor in the thymus gland. In this video, Dr. Brian Louie talks about thymomas and how thoracic surgeons at Swedish can remove small thymomas with robotic surgery. This procedure is called robotic thymectomy. For more information, please visit the Swedish Robotic Surgery Program at: http://www.swedish.org/Services/Robotic-Surgery-Program/Conditions-We-Treat/Thymoma
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Dr. Frances Broyles explains the common pituitary diseases such as tumors. About 1 out of 10 people have small tumors in the pituitary gland. The prolactin-producing tumors can be treated medically. The growth hormone and the ACTH producing tumors need to be removed surgically. The most common pituitary tumors that Swedish surgically removes are about 35 per million. Please visit the Swedish Medical Center website for more information: http://www.swedish.org/Services/Neuroscience-Institute/Neuroscience-Services/Pituitary-Services.
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Happy Saint Patrick's Day from the robot-assisted surgical team at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle! Here, Dr. James Porter, medical director of robotic surgery at Swedish gives his daughter a manicure with the da Vinci surgical robot to demonstrate how this device gives surgeons greater surgical precision and dexterity over existing approaches. Minimally invasive robot-assisted surgery can offer patients significant benefits over traditional approaches, including less post-operative pain, shorter hospital stay, less blood loss, faster recovery time and quicker return to normal daily activities. Swedish is a leader in robot-assisted surgical procedures. Its program has a longstanding, successful track record of performing more prostate, kidney and gynecologic surgeries than any other medical center in the Pacific Northwest region of the U.S. Swedish uses the da Vinci Surgical System to perform minimally invasive urological, gynecological and thoracic surgeries for diseases such as prostate cancer, kidney cancer, uterine cancer, cervical cancer, ovarian cancer and lung cancer, and to assist in complex gynecologic reconstruction surgeries. Learn more about the robotic surgery program at Swedish at http://swedish.org/Services/Robotic-Surgery-Program
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If you have an elderly family member experiencing decreased mobility and dementia, it could be from Adult Hydrocephalus, a treatable and possibly reversible form of adult dementia. Experts believe there may be as many as 750,000 patients in the U.S. affected by this syndrome. For more information about adult hydrocephalus visit http://swedish.org/hydrocephalus
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Dr. Barnhart explains the aortic valve. It lives between the left ventricle and the aorta. The aortic valve is important because it opens so the blood gets from the left ventricle and out into the aorta. It then closes so the blood does not back up into the left ventricle. As we get older, the valve can be come calcified or become too loose. Dr. Barnhart goes onto explain both in depth. For more information about heart surgery at Swedish, please visit http://www.swedish.org/heartsurgery
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Dr. Greg Foltz of the Swedish Neuroscience Institute discusses the differences in treating benign and malignant brain tumors. Dr. Foltz describes brain tumor removal, hospital stay, and follow-up treatment. For more information about brain tumors visit http://www.swedish.org/Services/Neuroscience-Institute/Neuroscience-Services/Ivy-Brain-Tumor-Center.
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Dr. Sean Thornton, a pathologist with Cellnetix Laboratories and Pathology, talks about the pathology and biology of breast cancer and the role a pathologist plays in your care. To learn more about Cellnetix, please visit http://www.cellnetix.com
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Dr. Glenn Barnhart discusses what patients should expect after heart surgery at Swedish Medical Center. Patients are usually able to walk and climb steps once they leave the hospital. In fact, normal movement is encouraged. However, heavy lifting is restricted until the patient's incision and bones have healed. The wired bones typically heal in 4-6 weeks. A Swedish staff surgeon and physician's assistant are on call 24/7 to help with any post-operative patient concerns. Swedish on-call specialists are experts in post-operative symptoms. No matter the time of day, a surgeon always calls back to discuss and assess a patient's concerns. For more information visit http://www.swedish.org/now-what/heart-surgery
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Dr. David Hanscom is an orthopedic spine surgeon at the Swedish Neuroscience Institute, where his specialty is orthopedic spine deformity. Dr. Hanscom's patients have a lot of anxiety and frustration about passed failed surgeries, and Dr. Hanscom takes a concrete approach to calm the person down before surgery and to educate them about their surgery and care. At Swedish Neuroscience Institute, Dr. Hanscom's goal is to give his best shot at helping his patients on any given day. For more information about Dr. Hanscom and Swedish visit http://www.swedish.org/Physicians/David-Hanscom.
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Dr. Namou Kim, Head and Neck Surgeon at the Swedish Cancer Institute, discusses squamous cell cancers that arise from the mouth and throat. To learn more about head and neck cancer, please visit http://www.swedish.org/Services/Cancer-Institute/Services/Head-Neck-Cancer
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Dr. Amir Bastawrous explains the symptoms of hemorrhoids. Internal hemorrhoids will present with bleeding, bowel movements, or prolapse where part of the hemorrhoid tissue will come out of the anus and goes back in by itself or by pushing it back in. They are usually painless. External hemorrhoids are painful and there is swelling. They are outside the anus. Rarely, do patients need surgery for hemorrhoids. However, It is important to see your physician if you have any bleeding from your anus. Please see the Swedish Medical Center website for more information: http://www.swedish.org/Services/Colon-and-Rectal-Clinic/Services/Hemorrhoids#Causes
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Karen talks about her hypertrophic cardiomyopathy diagnosis and treatment at the Swedish Heart & Vascular Institute. For more information, call 206-215-4545 or visit http://www.swedish.org/heart.
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