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Heart & vascular services

If you or a family member have been diagnosed with a heart condition, you want the best possible care close to home. At Yakima Valley Memorial (YVM), we provide the region’s most advanced cardiac care.

Our team of cardiologists at Memorial, Heart, Lung & Vascular will evaluate your condition, outline the most appropriate treatment options, and support you in making the best decision for you and your family.

Our heart team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. YVM is a Level 1 Emergency Cardiac Center and a member of the Washington Emergency Cardiac & Stroke System.

Comprehensive heart and vascular care at YVM

We care for patients with any type of heart condition, including heart failure, rhythm abnormalities, aortic aneurysms, blocked arteries, deep vein thrombosis, peripheral vascular disease and more.

To be most effective, heart and vascular care should be comprehensive. That's why we offer:

  • Wellness programs, including risk assessments, screenings and community classes on heart-healthy topics.
  • Advanced diagnostics, including echocardiography, vascular ultrasound, nuclear imaging and heart rhythm monitoring.
  • An advanced care unit.
  • A cardiac catheterization lab for diagnostic and minimally invasive procedures.
  • Support from Virginia Mason Heart Institute in Seattle

If needed, patients with highly complicated cardiac conditions can be easily transferred to the Virginia Mason Heart Institute in Seattle. Afterward, patients can seamlessly return home to Yakima for follow-up care under the direction of their cardiologist here.

Virginia Mason Heart Institute specialists are recognized nationally for treating heart failure and heart attack. Virginia Mason was recently named one of America’s 100 best hospitals for Cardiac Care by Healthgrades. And the Heart Institute has been recognized for cardiac surgery outcomes that are in the top 10% in the nation.*

*Society of Thoracic Surgeons


What is elective PCI?

Elective percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), otherwise known as angioplasty, is a method of restoring blood flow to the heart muscle by reopening clogged arteries. This is often done by inflating a tiny balloon at the site of the blockage, and sometimes putting in a small metal device called a stent to hold the artery open. When this procedure is performed in a non-emergency setting—when the blockage is not an immediate threat to your life—then the procedure is deemed to be elective.