Your heart beats nearly 100,000 times a day, pumps 1.5 gallons of blood per minute and there are nearly 60,000 miles of blood vessels in the human body. The heart is one of the most important organs in our bodies.
Cardiothoracic surgeons specialize in the diagnosis, treatment and surgery of the heart and lungs. Our team of cardiothoracic providers is one of the best and most comprehensive in the Northwest.
To help you understand the process and options prior to heart surgery, we recommend this patient-friendly guide from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, The Patient Guide to Heart, Lung, and Esophageal Surgery.