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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 MultiCare Yakima Memorial, 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. MultiCare Yakima Memorial is a Level 1 Emergency Cardiac Center and a member of the Washington Emergency Cardiac & Stroke System.

Comprehensive heart and vascular care at MultiCare Yakima Memorial

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.
  • Partnership with MultiCare Pulse Heart Institute with locations in Spokane, Tacoma, Auburn, Puyallup, Olympia and Gig Harbor

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

Our providers are board-certified experts in their fields and make Pulse Heart Institute one of the Pacific Northwest’s most advanced heart care facilities. Our providers are among the region’s leading specialists in cardiology, electrophysiology, cardiothoracic surgery and vascular surgery.


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.