UW Medicine Heart Institute

Our acclaimed team of clinicians are pioneers in groundbreaking treatments of complex heart problems and experts in cardiothoracic surgery. As a leading clinical trial participant, UW Medicine is at the forefront of innovating technology and advancing more effective treatments for your heart. With readily available appointments, multiple locations and one-time registration, we are here to help you get the care you need right away.

We have the most advanced imaging such as echocardiography MRI, CT scan and angiography all in one location, which allows us to provide informed choices in complex situations.

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Groundbreaking Heart Valve Innovation & Research

The UW Heart Institute was one of the first TAVR programs in the country and now leading the way with innovations in aortic valve preservation and replacement.

Our Multidisciplinary Thoracic Aortic Program and Structural Heart team review every patient with valvular disease to ensure the most effective treatment option is provided, including clinical trials not available elsewhere.

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Meet Our Heart Valve Specialists

UW Medicine Heart Institute has assembled a special 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:

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Melissa Upson, PA

Hi, my name is Melissa Upson, PA and I am the heart valve clinic coordinator for UW Medicine Heart Institute.

At the UW Medicine Heart Institute, I will be one of your primary points of contact, making sure that any concerns and questions are addressed promptly from your first appointment through your follow-up care.

I am a board-certified physician assistant at UW Medical Center and a UW teaching associate of Cardiac Surgery. I am dedicated to empowering patients by providing them with knowledge about their bodies ... Read more.

Clinical References For Our Patients

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