About

The University of Utah Health Care Cardiovascular Valve Clinic offers the most advanced diagnostic and treatment services available for patients with heart valve disease. Cardiovascular surgeons, imaging specialists, and cardiologists team up to provide better treatment options for patients with heart valve conditions, including catheter-based valve replacement and heart defect repair. Patients have access to several specialists at one time, which will expedite their care and help determine the optimal treatment plan for each individual.

Diagnosis & Treatment Options

Heart valve disease involves the dysfunction of one or more of the four heart valves, which keep blood flowing in the correct direction through your heart. To diagnose this condition, a doctor may use diagnostic tests, like chest x-rays and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Once your condition is diagnosed, your physician will choose a treatment that may include medication or surgery. Medication can treat the symptoms of heart disease, and valve surgery involves a doctor repairing or replacing your heart valve.

The valve clinic provides solutions for the most complex valve diseases, such as aortic stenosis and mitral regurgitation, even to patients who previously had no options. For patients with severe aortic valve stenosis, we offer transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVI or TAVR) as a treatment option. Any patient with a heart murmur is a candidate for treatment.

Treatments

Cardiologists

Anu Abraham, MD

Anu Abraham, M.D., is an Assistant Professor of Medicine with an appointment in the Cardiovascular Division at the University of Utah. Dr. Abraham has a wide clinical practice, but has specific interests in coronary disease, peripheral vascular disease, and structural heart disease. Her research interests focus on clinical outcomes of patients unde... Read More

Anna B. Catino, MD

Patient Rating:

4.7

4.7 out of 5

Dr. Anna Catino, M.D. has an appointment in Cardiovascular Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine and the Department of Radiology at the University of Utah School College of Medicine. She has been on faculty at the University of Utah since 2015 and serves as an Assistant Professor and the Associate Program Director of the Cardiovascular Di... Read More

Daniel A. Cox, DO

Dr. Dan Cox is a pediatric and adult congenital cardiologist who specializes in diagnosing and treating people with congenital heart problems at all ages. He received his undergraduate degree from The George Washington University and medical degree from the Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed a combined pediatric and... Read More

Specialties:

Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Echocardiography, Marfan Syndrome and other Aortic Disorders, Pediatric Cardiology, Pregnancy and Heart Disease, Valvular Heart Disease

Locations:

Eccles Primary Children’s Outpatient Services Building 801-213-3599
Intermountain Medical Center 801-507-4000
Southeast Idaho Pediatric and Congenital Cardiology 801-213-3599
University Hospital 801-585-7676

Homam Ibrahim, MD

Homam Ibrahim, M.D., is an Assistant Professor of Medicine with an appointment in the Cardiovascular Division at the University of Utah. Dr. Ibrahim has a wide clinical practice, but his specific interests are in coronary artery disease, and structural/valvular heart disease. His clinical responsibilities include percutaneous invasive management of... Read More

Specialties:

Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVI or TAVR), Valvular Heart Disease

Locations:

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Stephen McKellar, MD, MSc

Dr. McKellar is a native of Salt Lake City and received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Utah and his Doctor of Medicine from the George Washington University School of Medicine. He completed his General Surgical and Cardiothoracic Surgical training at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota in a combined, integrated training program. ... Read More

Jack H. Morshedzadeh, MD

Patient Rating:

4.8

4.8 out of 5

Jack Morshedzadeh M.D., has appointments in the Division of Cardiology and in the Department of Radiology at the University of Utah.  He is the Director of the Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program.  He serves as the Medical Director of the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit, and is the former director of the Cardiovascular Medicine Unit. He ha... Read More

Craig H. Selzman, MD

Patient Rating:

4.8

4.8 out of 5

Dr. Craig Selzman is a Professor of Surgery and Chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Utah who specializes in the care of patients requiring heart surgery. He earned his undergraduate degree at Amherst College and medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine. He received his General and Cardiothoracic Surgery training... Read More

Brigham R. Smith, MD

Patient Rating:

4.8

4.8 out of 5

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 valvular heart disease, coronary stent implan... Read More

Specialties:

Cardiology, General Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Valvular Heart Disease

Locations:

Basin Clinic 801-585-7676
Castle Country Clinic 801-585-7676
University Hospital
Cardiovascular Center
801-585-7676

Anwar Tandar, MD, FACC, FRCPC

Patient Rating:

4.8

4.8 out of 5

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 University in Indonesia in 1994. He comp... Read More

Specialties:

Cardiology, General Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVI or TAVR), Valvular Heart Disease

Locations:

Blanding Family Practice 801-585-7676
Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County
Cardiovascular Clinic
801-585-7676
University Hospital
Cardiovascular Center
801-585-7676

Frederick G. Welt, MD

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 most recently served as the Director of Interventional Cardiology at Brigham and Women's Ho... Read More

Specialties:

Cardiology, General Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVI or TAVR), Valvular Heart Disease

Locations:

Basin Clinic 801-585-7676
Evanston Regional Hospital
Cardiovascular Outreach Care
801-585-7676
University Hospital
Cardiovascular Center
801-585-7676

Brent D. Wilson, MD, PhD

Patient Rating:

4.8

4.8 out of 5

Brent D. Wilson, M.D., Ph.D., has appointments in the Division of Cardiology and in the Department of Radiology at the University of Utah. He serves as Director of the Cardiovascular Center, Director of Cardiology Clinical services and the Advanced Cardiac Imaging Fellowship Program. He has been on faculty at the University of Utah since 2006.Dr. W... Read More

Irene Cheong, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, GNP

Irene received her doctorate degree in nursing practice from the University of Utah in 2014. Prior to joining the Cardiology Clinic, she practiced as an independent clinician at Health Clinics of Utah providing primary care for patients from all ages and with diverse healthcare needs. Before becoming a nurse practitioner, she worked at the inpatien... Read More

Specialties:

Adult Nurse Practitioner, General Cardiology, Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, Interventional Cardiology, Valvular Heart Disease

Locations:

University Hospital
Interventional Cardiology

Specialties:

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

Locations:

Redstone Health Center 801-585-7676
Uintah Basin Medical Center 801-585-7676
University Hospital
Cardiovascular Center
801-585-7676
University Hospital
Interventional Cardiology