It’s one thing for us to tell you about our services, it’s another for our patients to tell you their success stories. Our videos and stories illustrate how treatment changed the lives of people like you. Whether it’s being able to hike through the mountains or simply return to work, see how the excellent heart care at Virginia Mason Franciscan Health has made those goals possible for our patients.
"Without the LAAC procedure I would need to take blood thinners for the rest of my life, which is a disqualifying factor for working on submarines."
“After I summited Mt. Rainier, Dr. Dandamudi asked me to let him know how it went, I told him that my heart performed beautifully in the altitude.”
Mitral valve repair surgery
"I couldn’t have chosen a better person to do this surgery than Dr. Hampton or a better hospital to have it done than St. Joseph."
Diagnostic heart testing
"It was so convenient to have all of these tests done within one single visit, each test was done by a different individual and they were so professional."
Minimally invasive heart surgery
"Franciscan got me on the mountain again, I have never felt better!"
Heart valve surgery
“I can’t believe the care I got. You learn to enjoy every day.”
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
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Heart and Vascular Procedure Videos
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