Swedish Heart & Vascular Institute

Swedish Heart & Vascular Institute is the region’s leading cardiovascular care center, with the broadest range of services and subspecialties and expertise in the most complex conditions.

Over 48,000 heart surgeries have been performed at Swedish, making us the most experienced program in the area. Our team of nationally recognized cardiovascular and interventional surgeons includes experts in minimally invasive and robotic heart-valve procedures.

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Nationally Ranked In Heart Surgery Outcomes

Swedish Heart & Vascular Institute has received local and national recognition for high-quality cardiac care. We monitor our outcomes closely and strive to achieve the best results for our patients.

Recent achievements at Swedish Heart & Vascular Institute include:

  • Identified by a leading consumer research publication as one of the top hospitals in the country for heart surgery.
  • Three-star ratings from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons for coronary bypass surgery (CABG) and aortic valve replacement (AVR) surgery.
  • Door-to-balloon time, a measure of the speed of heart attack treatment and a major predictor of heart attack survival, is in the top 10 percent of all institutions nationwide.

Meet Our Heart Valve Specialists

Swedish Heart & Vascular Institute has assembled a highly skilled team of heart valve specialists that are committed to getting patients the best results. Our team consists of many leading surgeons and cardiologists that you can learn more about by clicking the links below:

Our Patients Say

Antoine Dalnoky was an ideal candidate for minimally invasive surgery to repair his torn mitral valve. The surgery took about five hours and was completed by Dr. Barnhart and his team, which includes cardiac ... Read more.

Bob Strayhan was diagnosed with a bacterial infection that eventually lodged itself in his heart on his mitral valve. Bob recalls: “One of the greatest experiences was my first meeting with Dr. ... Read more.

Tom Goldader was diagnosed with severe aortic valve stenosis. Because of his age, the amount of plaque in his aorta, and other medical conditions, traditional open heart surgery was out of the question. ... Read more.

Have A Question? Call Nina at (206) 258-6525

Nina Shah

Hi, my name is Nina Shah and I am the heart valve clinic coordinator for Swedish Heart & Vascular Institute.

I have been with Swedish in Seattle since 1993 taking care of our cardiac surgery patients, both in the intensive care unit, telemetry floor and most recently in our clinic. My role is to ensure your experience is seamless, from the first clinic visit when you meet your surgeon to your post-procedure care.

Please call me with any questions you may have at (206) 258-6525.

Best regards,
Nina... Read more.

Clinical References For Our Patients

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