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Mitral Valve Clip
Patients in Missoula suffering from mitral valve heart failure now have a new, FDA-approved, non-surgical treatment option at the International Heart Institute of Montana, called the Mitral Clip. 


Watchman Device
Traditional treatments for Atrial Fibrillation are blood thinners, but the International Heart Institute of Montana now offers a new form of treatment - the Watchman device.


Congestive Heart Failure
Congestive Heart Failure is the largest diagnosis for people aged 65 and older.  Cardiologist, Dr. Brad Berry explains how their team approach to patient care earned them this recognition.


Men's Heart Health Program
Heart disease is still the number one killer of men worldwide.  Having a risk assessment is the first step towards preventing the disease. Dr. Alex Jehle from IHI explains that the Men's Heart Health Program was created to identify the risks of heart disease and prevent it. 


Structural Heart Disease
Tod Maddux, MD, an Interventional Cardiologist at the International Heart Institute of Montana in Missoula, talks about the structural heart program at Providence St. Patrick Hospital.


Echocardiography
Echocardiography is a test that takes moving pictures of the heart, using sound waves.


Bitterroot Valley Cardiac Care
The International Heart Institute of Montana and Marcus Daily Memorial Hospital have partnered to provide the highest quality cardiac care to patients in the Bitterroot Valley.


Heart Attack Time to Hospital
For the past 30 years St. Patrick Hospital has been at the forefront of cardiac care in the region. Dr. Tod Maddux talks about their philosophy dating back to the early 1980's of aggressively treating a heart attack by getting the artery open and getting it open fast, termed "Time is Muscle."