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Providence, OHSU Talk Cardiac: ‘Everything’s On The Table’

The two hospital groups are discussing a range of possibilities to serve heart failure patients after the implosion of Oregon Health & Science University’s heart transplant program.

Providence’s leading heart failure specialist, Dr. Jacob Abraham, is a busy man.

He sees patients and conducts research, recently helped oversee a clinical trial of a device that repairs a heart valve, increasing the life and survival rates of patients with few options.

Family Sues OHSU After Baby's Death, Claiming Negligence

The three-month-old died after surgery for a congenital heart defect and being taken off a ventilator in the pediatric intensive care unit.

The family of a baby with a congenital heart defect who died after treatment is suing Oregon Health & Science University for negligence.

The complaint, filed in Multnomah County Circuit Court, seeks $8 million in damages.

Lawsuit Blasts OHSU's Cardiology Department For Discrimination, Unsafe Practices

Dr. Rupa Bala, a cardiac specialist ended up leaving rather than being fired, according to the suit. It coincides with the collapse of the heart transplant program at OHSU.

The cardiology department of Oregon Health & Science University faces a discrimination lawsuit that outlines substandard medical procedures and unsafe practices during cardiac procedures.

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