Cardiovascular Care Areas

General & Preventive Cardiac Care

At Valley our cardiology team manages and treats risk factors and cardiac conditions including the following: 

VMC's cardiac care includes the following diagnostic and preventive services:

  • Treadmill testing
  • Echocardiography
  • Holter-event monitoring
  • Nuclear medicine studies
  • 24-hour acute chest pain evaluation

Interventional Cardiology

Advancements in cardiac care—from diagnostics to pharmaceuticals to technology—have made interventional cardiology (minimally-invasive) procedures more common than open-heart or bypass surgery for blockages and narrowing of the artery.

Valley Medical Center has cardiologists who specialize in minimally-invasive percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) who are on call 24/7. PCI is now considered the gold standard of care for an acute myocardial infarction (heart attack). Procedures can include the following, including transradial access (procedures done through an artery in the wrist for quicker recovery and patient comfort):

  • Transradial heart catheterization  
  • Transradial coronary angioplasty and stents
  • Thrombus aspiration
  • Intravascular ultrasound
  • Instantaneous wave-free ratio (iFR) measurement
  • Intra-aortic balloon pump  

Cardiac Arrhythmia Service (Electrophysiology)

The Cardiac Arrhythmia Service provides comprehensive care for patients with all types of cardiac arrhythmias. Our experienced specialists work with patients to determine the cause of their heart rhythm problems and develop a plan of care designed to control symptoms, improve quality of life and long-term prognosis. Valley offers a unique combination of experienced providers and a state-of-the-art electrophysiology lab with the convenience of a community hospital.  

Conditions treated include: 

  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Atrial flutter
  • Supraventricular tachycardia
  • Ventricular tachycardia
  • Premature ventricular contractions (PVCs)
  • Slow heart beat (bradycardia)
  • Genetic heart rhythm problems (e.g. Long QT syndrome)

Common procedures performed:

  • Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation
  • Catheter ablation of supraventricular tachycardia including Wolff Parkinson White syndrome
  • Catheter ablation of atrial flutter
  • Catheter ablation of PVCs and ventricular tachycardia
  • Pacemaker implantation
  • Leadless pacemaker implantation
  • Biventricular pacing for heart failure
  • Defibrillator implantation including subcutaneous ICDs

Learn About Valley's Cardiac Arrhythmia Service

Watch this video featuring our Electrophysiology Clinical Team.

Service Locations

Cardiology Clinic | VMC Specialty Care

Covington Clinic North
16850 SE 272nd St
Covington, WA 98042
Call 425.690.3482 Fax 425.690.9082

Cardiology Clinic | VMC Specialty Care

Talbot Professional Center
4011 Talbot Rd S Ste 500
Renton, WA 98055
Call 425.690.3482 Fax 425.690.9082