About Us

Virginia Mason Memorial and Yakima Heart Center

Yakima Heart is an initiative between Virginia Mason Memorial and Yakima Heart to offer education and information about prevention and early diagnosis for heart disease in our community.

Yakima Heart Center physicians are self-employed.  They provide cardiovascular consultation in their office during business hours and also treat patients in the hospital setting 24/7.

Memorial’s Cardiovascular Imaging Center offers outpatient imaging, such as ultrasound and nuclear testing, and cardiac rhythm and device assessment.  The imaging center is located within the Yakima Heart Center and offers the region's only accredited Nuclear Cardiology, Vascular Testing and Endocardiology Lab. Each of these labs are nationally accredited and managed by YHC physicians.

A primary goal of the partnership is to provide seamless, cost-conscious and efficient patient care, by offering closer teamwork between physicians, hospitals, patients, and all caregivers.

Did you know?

  • Adult Health Risk Conditions in Yakima County:
  • Over one fourth of adults have high blood pressure.
  • Over one third of adults have high cholesterol.
  • Yakima adults have higher cardiac risk factors than our state average.
  • Heart disease is the number one killer of Americans in the United States. More people die of sudden cardiac death in the USA than breast cancer, prostate cancer, homicides, and traffic deaths all combined. Together we can better combat this disease-starting in our own community.

Heart Attack Signs in Women

  • Uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain in the chest—lasting more than a few minutes, or going away and coming back
  • Pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach
  • Shortness of breath with or without chest discomfort
  • Other signs such as breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness
  • As with men, women’s most common heart attack symptom is chest pain or discomfort, but often with some of the other common symptoms, like shortness of breath, nausea/vomiting and back or jaw pain

Heart Attack Signs in Men

  • Chest pain or discomfort that feels like uncomfortable pressure, fullness, squeezing or pain—it may last for more than a few minutes, or come and go
  • Discomfort or pain in other areas, such as one or both arms, the neck, jaw, back or stomach
  • Shortness of breath, lightheadedness, nausea, or sweating
  • Abdominal discomfort that may feel like indigestion