Hospital Heart Services
If you need hospital care, our physicians are on active staff at hospitals in Olympia and have consultative privileges in some of the outlying hospitals.
Heart services include:
Invasive or Interventional Procedures
Diagnostic catheterization, percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty, directional coronary atherectomy, and intracoronary stenting are performed by Drs. Brennan, Gavin, Kennedy, Wark and Wehrli.
Peripheral Vacular Interventions
Dr. Kennedy performs diagnostic peripheral angioplasty and stening.
Diagnostic tests include transthoracic and transeophogeal echocardiography and all forms of stress testing primarily performed by Dr. Li. Nuclear cardiac studies are performed in the hospital and office by Dr. Li.
Cardiac electrophysiologists are specialized cardiologists who treat abnormal heart rhythms. Dr. Wark performs electrophysiology studies and ablations. Dr. Wark and Dr. Li surgically implant permanent pacemakers and AICD devices (automatic implantable cardiac defibrillator).
We believe research is an important part of medicine that promotes breakthroughs and improved treatments Our physicians serve as principal investigators for several studies. This allows us to stay abreast of the latest devices and therapies. We encourage our patients to consider entry into research protocols when appropriate.