About

The Cardiovascular Center’s interventional cardiologists each bring areas of specialized expertise to their team of physicians so that even the most challenging diagnoses and treatments can be handled. Our team of physicians uses cardiac interventions to diagnosis and treat coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, and congenital heart disease. We offer advanced approaches to diagnosis and treatment, often avoiding the need for surgery.

Our patients have access to some of the leading specialists in the field, as many of our physicians actively participate in clinical research studies bringing the latest in treatment and technology to our hospital.

Take the Heart Health Test

How healthy is your heart? Find out more by taking this quiz, based on information from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and the American Heart Association (AHA).

1. We've made only modest progress in reducing the toll of heart disease in the last 10 years.
2. Heart disease kills more women than all types of cancer combined.
3. No clinical studies have shown that stress plays a role in heart disease.
4. An aspirin can have a great effect on your heart.
5. Sexual activity is dangerous for people with heart disease.
6. Denial can be an important component of heart disease.
7. If you have a risk factor for heart disease, your chances of reducing your risk are minimal.
8. For a healthy heart you must exercise strenuously each day, just like an athlete.
9. If you think you might be having a heart attack, you have 2 hours to decide what to do.

What Do You Know About Heart Disease Risk?

Knowing what causes heart disease and how you can prevent it can help you live a longer, healthier life. Take this quiz to find out more about reducing your risk for heart disease.

1. There's nothing you can do to prevent heart disease.
2. Smokers are more likely to have heart disease than nonsmokers.
3. Some risk factors for heart disease can't be changed.
4. You have to exercise at least 1 hour a day to reduce your risk of heart disease.
5. Drinking 3 to 4 alcoholic drinks each day can reduce your risk of heart disease.
6. High blood pressure can put your heart at risk.
7. An average of 100,000 Americans die from heart disease every year.
8. Someone who has had a heart attack is at increased risk of having another.
9. You can't exercise if you have heart disease.
10. Being overweight increases your risk for heart disease.
11. Young women have the same risk for heart disease as young men.
12. Emotions don't affect your risk for heart disease.
13. Your diet doesn't affect your risk for heart disease.
14. No tests can diagnose coronary heart disease.

Cardiologists

Rodney S. Badger, M.D.

Rodney S. Badger, M.D., is a board-certified physician specializing in cardiology. He graduated from Stanford University in 1976 and attended the University of California, San Diego, completing his M.D., in 1980. He then completed his residency in internal medicine and his fellowship in cardiology, both at the ... Read More

Specialties:

Cardiology, General Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Valvular Heart Disease

Locations:

Basin Clinic (801) 585-7676
Redstone Health Center (435) 658-9262
South Jordan Health Center (801) 585-7676
University Hospital (801) 585-7676

Charles Y. Lui, M.D.

Dr. Lui is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Utah. Dr. Lui studied Chemistry at University of Nebraska and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts. He subsequently obtained a Master’s of Science in Biochemistry and a medical degree from University of Nebraska. Dr. Lui completed an Internal Medicine Reside... Read More

Specialties:

Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology

Locations:

A location has not yet been added by this physician.

Mary Hunt Martin, M.D.

Mary Hunt Martin, MD completed her undergraduate degree at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California and her medical degree at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. She completed a residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital and Children’s Hospital in Boston, Mass... Read More

Specialties:

Interventional Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiology

Locations:

Primary Children's Hospital (801) 662-5400

Theophilus Owan, M.D.

Dr. Owan is appointed to faculty as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine. His primary clinical affiliation is with general cardiology and secondarily with interventional cardiology. Dr Owan’s General Cardiology activities involve outpatient, and inpatient services including diagnostic ech... Read More

Specialties:

Cardiology, Echocardiography, Hypertension, Interventional Cardiology

Locations:

San Juan Clinic (435) 587-5054
South Jordan Health Center (801) 585-7676
University Hospital (801) 585-2341

Brigham R. Smith, M.D.

Dr. Brigham Smith is an Interventional Cardiologist with expertise and training in both intracoronary and structural cardiac procedures. Clinical interests and responsibilities include invasive management of acute heart attacks, invasive evaluation and management of heart failure, invasive assessment of valvula... Read More

Specialties:

Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Valvular Heart Disease

Locations:

South Jordan Health Center (801) 585-7676
University Hospital (801) 585-7676

Specialties:

Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology

Locations:

A location has not yet been added by this physician.

Anwar Tandar, M.D.

Anwar Tandar, M.D., is an Associate Professor of Medicine with an appointment in the Cardiology Division at the University of Utah. He has been on faculty at the University of Utah since 2011and is the Co-Director of the Valve Clinic Program and the TAVR Program. He received his medical degree from Sriwijaya Uni... Read More

Specialties:

Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Valvular Heart Disease

Locations:

Blanding Family Practice (801) 585-7676
Cardiovascular Clinic (801) 585-7676
South Jordan Health Center
University Hospital (801) 585-7676

Frederick G. Welt, M.D.

Frederick Welt, M.D. is Associate Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine and Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. He is a professor of medicine and member of the Interventional Cardiology faculty.
Dr. Welt mos... Read More

Specialties:

Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Valvular Heart Disease

Locations:

Uintah Basin Medical Center (801) 585-7676
University Hospital (801) 585-7676

Nikki Konesavanh, P.A.

Nikki Konesavanh, MPAS, PA-C, is board-certified Physician Assistant with the University of Utah, Division of Cardiology. Her clinical interests include preventative cardiac medicine, cardiac arrhythmias, complex coronary artery and structural heart disease.

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Specialties:

General Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Physician Assistant

Locations:

A location has not yet been added by this physician.

Specialties:

Cardiology, Family Nurse Practitioner, General Cardiology, Heart Failure, Interventional Cardiology, Valvular Heart Disease

Locations:

Uintah Basin Medical Center (801) 585-7676
University Hospital (801) 585-7676

Nancy M. Veit, APRN

Nancy M. Viet, APRN, M.S.N. is a nurse practitioner in the Interventional Cardiology Clinic at the University of Utah. As a cardiology nurse practitioner her clinical interests include interventional cardiology, electrophysiology and congenital cardiology. She is licensed to practice in Utah and Wyoming.
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Specialties:

Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Cardiac Electrophysiology, Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nurse Practitioner

Locations:

A location has not yet been added by this physician.

Locations

University Campus
University Hospital
50 N Medical Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
Map
(801) 581-2121
Primary Children's Hospital
100 N Mario Capecchi Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
(801) 662-1000
Other Salt Lake Area Locations
Redstone Health Center
1743 W. Redstone Center Dr.
Park City, UT 84098
Map
(435) 658-9262
South Jordan Health Center
5126 W. Daybreak Parkway
South Jordan, UT 84095
Map
(801) 213-4500

Clinical Trials