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Maureen Goldring retires

June 30th, 2017|Comments Off on Maureen Goldring retires

Maureen Goldring, after nearly twenty years with Northwest Cardiovascular Institute, is retiring.  Those who have worked with Dr. Goldring as patients, colleagues, and staff know her as kindhearted, knowledgeable, and caring. She is full of […]

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The patient and the heart – myocardial infarction

November 24th, 2015|Comments Off on The patient and the heart – myocardial infarction

Ms. Smith was watching TV late one evening when she felt a pressure like sensation in the middle of her chest. At first she thought it was indigestion, however, the pain was quite different in […]

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Welcome Dr. Krystal Samuel, DO

October 27th, 2015|Comments Off on Welcome Dr. Krystal Samuel, DO

The physicians and staff are excited to welcome Dr. Samuel to Northwest Cardiovascular!

Dr. Samuel completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Illinois, before continuing onto the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science to […]

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Heart Attack Symptoms

August 20th, 2015|Comments Off on Heart Attack Symptoms

Sometimes heart attacks are intense and sudden, and there is no doubt what is happening; a “movie heart attack”. But many times it moves much slower than that; it can just be mild discomfort and […]

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New doctors, new offices, and a new hospital affiliation

January 14th, 2015|Comments Off on New doctors, new offices, and a new hospital affiliation

Northwest Cardiovascular is proud to announce the addition of three new doctors, Peter Banitt, Sandeep Garg, and Miguel Gomez. These doctors have been serving patients in the Portland area for approximately 15 years and we […]

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Salmon Creek office gets a new phone number

November 24th, 2014|Comments Off on Salmon Creek office gets a new phone number

The phone number for our Salmon Creek office is changing as of today.  You can now reach us by calling 360-213-0085 or faxing the clinic at 360-213-0049.  Thank you for taking the time to update […]

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Healthiest cuisines

September 1st, 2014|Comments Off on Healthiest cuisines

Portland is great town for foodies, with a full array of delicious restaurants. And with so many choices come a variety of cuisines to choose from.  So what are the healthiest cuisines?

According to enjoying […]

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Berry Healthy

August 1st, 2014|Comments Off on Berry Healthy

Berries are delicious, bright and sweet!  And they have a long list of health benefits.

According the Health magazine berries are high in antioxidants and polyphenols, and a recent study has shown that they may reduce […]

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NWCI now offers a Patient Portal!

July 1st, 2014|Comments Off on NWCI now offers a Patient Portal!

You can have access to your medical information through a secured electronic health record

Our Patient Portal allows you to keep your information at your fingertips by accessing it through a secure internet log-in.  You will […]

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National Fruit and Vegetable Month

June 4th, 2014|Comments Off on National Fruit and Vegetable Month

June is Nation Fruit and Veggie month!  And with great produce options coming into season it’s a perfect time to increase your fruit and veggie intake.  (Read more about the affects of fruits and vegetables […]

Living room workouts

May 2nd, 2014|Comments Off on Living room workouts

We all know how good exercise is for you.  It strengthens your heart, lowers blood pressure, improves mood, boosts energy, controls weight, and promotes better sleep and that’s just to list of few of its […]

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Dive in!

April 2nd, 2014|Comments Off on Dive in!

Swimming has long been considered one of the best workouts, and with good reason!

Swimming is that it is a full body exercise that works your arms, back, legs, buttocks, and abs.  Try varying your strokes […]

Eat whole grains for your heart

March 4th, 2014|Comments Off on Eat whole grains for your heart

Did you know that eating whole grains can help lower your cholesterol?  The Harvard School of Public Health states that, “Eating whole instead of refined grains substantially lowers total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein (LDL, or bad) […]

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Welcome Chad L. Carr, MD

February 14th, 2014|Comments Off on Welcome Chad L. Carr, MD

Northwest Cardiovascular is happy to welcome Chad L. Carr, MD to our Eastside location.

Dr. Carr stated in a recent interview with Salem Health, “One of the major things that brings me a lot of joy […]

How to keep on keeping on

February 3rd, 2014|Comments Off on How to keep on keeping on

We all want to get into a good workout routine that we can stick to, but at times it just gets boring.  Or it seems that we don’t have the time or energy to keep […]

Finding the food balance

January 15th, 2014|Comments Off on Finding the food balance

By now you’re probably deep into your New Years resolution; eating right, exercising and well… hungry.

Sometimes it seems that working out only works up a bigger appetite.  According to Barry Braun, PhD, professor of kinesi­ology […]

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Keeping your New Year’s resolutions

December 30th, 2013|Comments Off on Keeping your New Year’s resolutions

With the New Year come resolutions, a chance to start fresh and make the changes you want or need to make.  But keeping those resolutions can be tough, to say the least.  We’ve compiled a […]

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Staying active during the holidays

November 22nd, 2013|Comments Off on Staying active during the holidays

Whether you’re staying home this holiday season or heading out town it can be difficult to keep up with your healthy habits, including exercising.  Here are some tips to help you stay on track during […]

Fitness blogs

November 11th, 2013|Comments Off on Fitness blogs

Finding motivation to get out an exercise can be one of the most difficult parts of your workout routine.  Sometimes all you need is a little encouragement, and a chance to see how others make […]

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Alternate gyms

October 1st, 2013|Comments Off on Alternate gyms

Living in the Northwest means beautiful green vistas, and sweeping views of the lush green landscape.  But it also means rain.

In times that you just can’t bring yourself to go running in the rain we […]

Apps for your health

September 5th, 2013|Comments Off on Apps for your health

In today’s world of smart phones and apps its no surprise that there are several apps now that to help you eat right, track workouts, and motivate you.  Here are some of the best apps […]

Peripheral arterial disease on the rise worldwide

August 2nd, 2013|Comments Off on Peripheral arterial disease on the rise worldwide

A study conducted by the Centre for Population Health Sciences at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland has shown that Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) has increased from 164 million people to 202 million people worldwide […]

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Take a Hike: Find your path

July 11th, 2013|Comments Off on Take a Hike: Find your path

When planning for a hike it’s important to remember that not every hike needs to consist of traversing the Pacific Coast Trail from end to end.  Hikes can be set for any length and skill […]

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Take a Hike: Packing and safety

June 27th, 2013|Comments Off on Take a Hike: Packing and safety

When preparing to hike you need to consider the items you want to take with you.  Not only should you think about what you’ll want to have on the trail but also consider the weight […]

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Take a Hike: Benefits of Hiking

June 13th, 2013|Comments Off on Take a Hike: Benefits of Hiking

Here is Oregon its time to welcoming back summer, a time with long hours of daylight, warmer weather, and less rain. That’s what makes this the time to get out of the gym, and enjoy […]

Copycatting fast food

May 6th, 2013|Comments Off on Copycatting fast food

Besides convenience on busy days or road trips what is it that keeps people returning to fast food restaurants despite all we know about how bad it is for us?  A lot of times we […]

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Mud runs and obstacle races

April 19th, 2013|Comments Off on Mud runs and obstacle races

Sometimes running just isn’t enough… sometimes you need to add a little adventure… a little challenge… a little mud.  And maybe the occasional zombie.

Obstacle racing is a sport in which a competitor, traveling on foot, […]

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April 4th, 2013|Comments Off on CrossFit

There’s no denying that CrossFit has been gaining popularity over the last several years, but what is it exactly?  CrossFit was founded in 2000 by Greg Glassman, the first affiliated gym was established in North […]

Corporate office opens

March 18th, 2013|Comments Off on Corporate office opens

Northwest Cardiovascular has successfully opened a corporate office.  The new space houses management, IT, billing, and medical records services.  The office will offer support to our five area clinics, which will remain in their current […]

Walla Walla General’s cardiac services highlighted

March 13th, 2013|Comments Off on Walla Walla General’s cardiac services highlighted

Lifestyles magazine featured an article on Walla Walla General Hospital’s life saving work with cardiac services featureing Dr. Bradley Titus.

“Walla Walla General Hospital’s Stan Ledington (doctor of public health), director of imaging, rehabilitation and the […]

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Maureen Goldring named “Top Doc”

March 13th, 2013|Comments Off on Maureen Goldring named “Top Doc”

Maureen Goldring has been included in Portland Monthly’s list of 2013 Top Docs.

This is the magazine’s eighth annual list of top, local medical professionals.  The magazine invited all Portland doctors and nurses to vote for […]

Have a heart healthy Halloween

October 3rd, 2012|Comments Off on Have a heart healthy Halloween

With October comes a change in weather, falling leaves and of course Halloween.  Here are some simple tips to help make your Halloween more heart healthy:


Use taking the kids trick-or-treating as a chance to walk […]

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Monitoring your heart rate

September 7th, 2012|Comments Off on Monitoring your heart rate

Monitoring your hear rate can be a great way to not only monitor your health but also to get the most out of your workout.

Your heart rate can be a good indicator of your health.  […]

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Living with less salt

July 2nd, 2012|Comments Off on Living with less salt

The amount of salt (sodium) you eat affects your blood pressure.  “Salt makes your body hold on to water. If you eat too much salt, the extra water stored in your body raises your blood […]

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Healthy kids, healthy adults

June 1st, 2012|Comments Off on Healthy kids, healthy adults

A good quality of life begins early with proper eating and exercise habits.

The USDA’s My Plate offers a visual guide to healthy eating.  According to the Let’s Move inactive children need 60 minutes of physical […]

Heart Walk raises half a million dollars

May 21st, 2012|Comments Off on Heart Walk raises half a million dollars

This year’s Greater Portland Heart & Stroke Walk (held May 19th, 2012) has raised more than $520,000.00 to fight heart disease and stroke.

“The Heart & Stroke Walk is a nationwide campaign to get Americans walking […]

Screen-Free Week

May 1st, 2012|Comments Off on Screen-Free Week

April 30 – May 6th is Screen-Free Week.  “This is an annual celebration where children, families, schools, turn off screens and turn on life.”

According to organizers Screen-Free Week is not just about snubbing screens for […]

How to choose the best oil

April 2nd, 2012|Comments Off on How to choose the best oil

Most oils used for cooking offer the nearly the same basic caloric and fat content at approximately 120 calories and 14 grams of fat per tablespoon; so how do you choose the best option for […]

Go nuts!

March 1st, 2012|Comments Off on Go nuts!

Eating nuts can be good for your heart when part of a healthy diet.  Almost every nut has a lot of nutrition packed into a small shell.  When part of a health diet nuts can […]

Love is good for the heart

February 3rd, 2012|Comments Off on Love is good for the heart

February means Valentine’s Day, and Valentine’s Day means talk of love.  But did you know that being in love can help your heart?

According to ABC News, “When you are with the one you love the […]

Exercise for your heart

January 5th, 2012|Comments Off on Exercise for your heart

According the MedPage Today, “Exercise that focuses on building cardiorespiratory fitness, rather than resistance or strength training, provides the best shot at reducing mortality.”

The International Journal of Cardiology online wrote, “Higher cardiorespiratory fitness is associated […]

Holiday hints

December 21st, 2011|Comments Off on Holiday hints

Staying healthy during the holidays can be a daunting task with all the temptations that come along this time of year.  Here are some helpful hints to help you navigate this most tempting of times:

Eat […]

Sugary drinks are bad for women’s hearts

November 18th, 2011|Comments Off on Sugary drinks are bad for women’s hearts

A recent study by the American Heart Association shows that “Women who drank two or more sugar-sweetened beverages daily experienced increasing waist circumferences, developed high triglycerides, and a high risk for type 2 diabetes.”

MSNB Heart […]

Judy Nigro to go on maternity leave

November 11th, 2011|Comments Off on Judy Nigro to go on maternity leave

Dr. Judy Nigro will be going on maternity leave in December; while she is out her office hours will be covered by Sandra Lewis, Shawn Patrick, Maureen Goldring, and David Wu.  Patients will still be […]

New office opens in Gresham

October 4th, 2011|Comments Off on New office opens in Gresham

Northwest Cardiovascular is proud to announce the opening of a new Gresham location office on November 1st, 2011.  This new location will be the primary office of Judy Nigro, DO.

The office located at 24900 SE […]

World Heart Day

September 1st, 2011|Comments Off on World Heart Day

“One World, One Home, One Heart”

The World Heart Federation and World Health Organization present World Heart Day on September 29.

“World Heart Day was created in 2000 to inform people around the globe that heart disease […]

Be happy and lower your risk

August 3rd, 2011|Comments Off on Be happy and lower your risk

According to MSNBC, feeling satisfied by your life may be good for your heart, says a new study about a positive psychological state.

The study was performed on 8,000 British government workers over the course of […]

Shannon Lewis, PA deployed to Iraq

July 13th, 2011|Comments Off on Shannon Lewis, PA deployed to Iraq

Shannon Lewis, our physicians’ assistant and Captain in the United States Army is being deployed to Iraq this month. He will be located at the Joint Base Balad Airfield

working in a medical capacity.

If you’d like […]

Protein may help the heart repair itself

June 15th, 2011|Comments Off on Protein may help the heart repair itself

“Scientists say they’ve found cells in the hearts of mice that can make new muscle after a heart attack, raising hopes that doctors can one day help the human heart repair itself”, according to MSNBC.

In […]