Skip to Main Content
Woman with child
U.S. News High Performing Hospitals - Cardiology and Heart Surgery

Center for Cardiovascular Health

February is American Heart Month and time to bring attention to the importance of cardiovascular health. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. The good news is heart disease can often be prevented by making healthy choices and managing health conditions.

Using advanced technology, experienced staff and evidence-based medicine, Virginia Mason Franciscan Health offers outstanding cardiovascular care to patients in Washington state. With heart care that’s centered on you, we offer a multidisciplinary team of cardiovascular specialists at the Center for Cardiovascular Health.

Tips to keep your heart healthy and lower your risk of heart disease

  • Know your family history
  • Eat healthy
  • Get active
  • Stay at a healthy weight
  • Quit smoking and stay away from secondhand smoke
  • Control your cholesterol and blood pressure
  • Drink alcohol only in moderation
  • Manage stress
  • Learn the warning signs of heart attack and stroke

Put your heart in our hands

Whether you need a diagnosis, a second opinion, ongoing health support or complex cardiovascular surgery, our heart specialists are here to help. 

The full spectrum of heart and vascular services

At the Center for Cardiovascular Health, we provide expert care and treatment for a variety of cardiovascular conditions, including:

  • Arrhythmia/heart rhythm disorders
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Heart failure
  • Heart valve conditions
  • High cholesterol  
  • Peripheral artery/vascular disease  

Clinics, programs and services

Award-winning care

Virginia Mason Franciscan Health’s cardiovascular surgery programs continue to perform at an elite level in the Pacific Northwest and across the nation. Our doctors and hospitals have been recognized nationally for excellence in heart failure and heart attack treatment, and have cardiac surgery outcomes that are in the top 10 percent in the nation. At the same time, we are national leaders in providing appropriate care, which means you get the tests and treatments you need and are not put through the ones you don’t.

Cardiac research—Benaroya Research Institute

Virginia Mason Franciscan Health heart patients benefit from the groundbreaking research taking place every day at the Benaroya Research Institute, where we’re dedicated to discovering new treatments and approaches to cardiovascular disease.

Learn more


Two women reviewing computer

Grandfather and grandchild on a tablet

If you are experiencing signs of a heart attack, call 911 immediately.

Several convenient locations

No matter where you are, you won’t need to travel far to find expert care. You'll find most of the heart and vascular services you need close to home in our local hospitals.