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While heart disease affects both men and women, the symptoms of heart disease in women are different. A female patient may also want to consider her heart symptoms in relation to female conditions such as menopause, which can greatly affect a woman’s heart disease risk. Cardiovascular specialists at University Health Care encourage their female patients to learn about the particular risks of heart disease for women and how to prevent heart disease and stroke. Read more about this in A Women’s Guide to Beating Heart Disease.

Heart Quiz for Women Only

As a woman, do you know what your risk is for developing heart disease? You might be surprised. Take this quiz, based on information from the American Heart Association, and see how much you know about heart disease in women.

1. Coronary heart disease develops gradually over many years and can easily go undetected.
2. Women don't have to worry about cardiovascular disease. It's primarily a man's problem.
3. If a woman has a heart attack, she is more likely to survive than a man.
4. Women are less likely to get heart disease after menopause than before.
5. When men reach middle age, or about 55, their blood cholesterol levels start to rise, but women's cholesterol levels seem to stabilize.
6. African-American females are more likely than white females to die from coronary heart disease or stroke.
7. Which of the following is the single most important thing a woman can do to reduce her risk of heart attack?
8. Women smokers double their chances of having a heart attack over women who don't smoke.
9. Women can reduce their risks for heart attack and stroke by following which of these lifestyle habits?
10. Women with heart disease have a lower risk of stroke.

Cardiologists

Bruce E. Bray, M.D.

Dr. Bray is an Associate Professor at the University of Utah in the Departments of Medicine (Cardiovascular) and Biomedical Informatics. Dr. Bray obtained a bachelor of science degree in biology and a medical degree from Loma Linda University. He completed an Internal Medicine Residency at Wright State Universit... Read More

Specialties:

Cardiology, Echocardiography, Medical Informatics

Locations:

University Hospital
Cardiovascular Center
(801) 585-7676
William B. Ririe Hospital & Rural Health Clinic (775) 289-3612

Anna B. Catino, M.D.

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

Specialties:

Cardiology

Locations:

A location has not yet been added by this physician.

Specialties:

Cardiology

Locations:

A location has not yet been added by this physician.

Mihail G. Chelu, M.D., Ph.D., FHRS

Dr. Chelu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine. He obtained his undergraduate and master degrees in physics from Babes-Bolyai University and his medical degree from Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Cluj-Napoca. Subsequently, he joined Baylor College of Medicine in Houston... Read More

Specialties:

Cardiac Electrophysiology, Cardiology

Locations:

Redwood Health Center (801) 213-9990
Stansbury Health Center (435) 843-3096
University Hospital
Cardiovascular Center
(801) 585-7676

Stavros G. Drakos, M.D., Ph.D.

Stavros G. Drakos, MD/PhD is an Associate Professor of Cardiology with Tenure and the Medical Director of the Cardiac Mechanical Support Program.

Training
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Specialties:

Cardiac Mechanical Support, Cardiology, Heart Failure, Heart Transplant

Locations:

University Hospital
Heart Transplant Clinic
(801) 585-3693
University Hospital
Heart Failure Clinic
(801) 585-5122

James C. Fang, M.D.

James Chen-tson Fang, M.D., is the Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine and Director of the Cardiovascular Service Line at University of Utah Health Care.
Dr. Fang, who specializes in treatment of patients with heart failur... Read More

Specialties:

Cardiac Mechanical Support, Cardiology, General Cardiology, Heart Failure, Heart Transplant

Locations:

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

Roger A. Freedman, M.D.

Roger A. Freedman, M.D. has been a faculty member at the University of Utah for over 20 years. He specializes in the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias, particularly in the implantation and management of implanted pacemakers and defibrillators. Pacemaker and defibrillator lead extraction is a highly specialized t... Read More

Specialties:

Cardiac Electrophysiology, Cardiology, Pacemaker and Defibrillator Implantation, Pacemaker and Defibrillator Lead Extraction

Locations:

Eastern Idaho Cardiology Associates (801) 585-1935
Idaho Heart Institute (801) 585-1935
Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County (801) 585-7676
Star Valley Medical Center (801) 585-7676
University Hospital
Cardiovascular Center
(801) 585-7676
William B. Ririe Hospital & Rural Health Clinic (801) 585-7676

Edward Michael Gilbert, M.D.

Edward Michael Gilbert, MD is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Dr. Gilbert received his medical degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. He completed his training in Internal Medicine and in Critical Care at Wayne State University. He completed his Cardiovascular Di... Read More

Specialties:

Cardiac Mechanical Support, Cardiology, Echocardiography, Heart Failure, Heart Transplant

Locations:

Billings Clinic (800) 332-7156
Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center (208) 367-4278
University Hospital
Heart Transplant Clinic
(801) 585-3693
University Hospital
Heart Failure Clinic
(801) 585-5122
Veterans Administration Medical Center (801) 584-1235

Frederick T. Han, FACC, M.D., FHRS

Dr. Frederick Han is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine. Dr. Han strives to give excellent care to his patients by providing open communication and individualized treatment. He makes every effort to provide evidenced-based care while also striving to ensure patient satisfaction.
... Read More

Specialties:

Cardiac Electrophysiology, Cardiology

Locations:

Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County (801) 585-7676
South Jordan Health Center (801) 585-7676
University Hospital
Cardiovascular Center
(801) 585-7676
William B. Ririe Hospital & Rural Health Clinic (801) 585-7676

Lillian L. Khor, M.Sc., M.B.B.Ch.

Lillian Khor received a foreign medical degree, M.B.BCh., BAO degree (equivalent to M.D.) from the National University of Ireland in 1997. She concluded her foreign medical training with an internal medicine residency and moved here in 2000, and repeated her internal medicine Internship and Residency at the Univ... Read More

Specialties:

Cardiology, Echocardiography, General Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine, Preventive Cardiology

Locations:

University Hospital
Cardiovascular Center
(801) 585-7676

Specialties:

Cardiology

Locations:

A location has not yet been added by this physician.

Dean Y. Li, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Li is Associate Vice President for Research and Chief Scientific Officer for University of Utah Health Sciences, and Vice Dean for Research for the School of Medicine. Dr. Li is responsible for oversight of the research enterprise in the health sciences, including development and realization of a strategic ... Read More

Specialties:

Cardiology

Locations:

Veterans Administration Medical Center (801) 584-1235

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.

Nassir F. Marrouche, M.D.

Dr. Marrouche has dedicated his career to developing innovative research and clinical practices to advance patient care, diagnosis and treatment of heart arrhythmias. In 2009, at the University of Utah, he created the Comprehensive Arrhythmia Research and Management Center (CARMA) bringing together a cross-depa... Read More

Specialties:

Cardiac Arrhythmia Management, Cardiac Electrophysiology, Cardiology

Locations:

University Hospital
Cardiovascular Center
(801) 585-7676

Jack H. Morshedzadeh, M.D.

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

Jose Nativi-Nicolau, M.D.

Dr. Nativi-Nicolau is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Utah and is the Cardiovascular Director of the Amyloidosis Program at the University of Utah and Huntsman Cancer Institute.

He received... Read More

Specialties:

Cardiac Mechanical Support, Cardiology, Heart Failure, Heart Transplant

Locations:

Billings Clinic (800) 332-7156
Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center (208) 367-4278
University Hospital
Heart Transplant Clinic
(801) 585-3693
University Hospital
Heart Failure Clinic
(801) 585-5122
Veterans Administration Medical Center (801) 584-1235

Cory M.L. Nitzel, M.D.

Cory Nitzel M.D., has appointments in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and in the Department of Radiology at the University of Utah. He has been on faculty at the University of Utah since 2013. Dr. Nitzel graduated from Idaho State University with a BS in Microbiology in 2002. He received his medical degr... Read More

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 interventional cardiology.
His Intervetional Cardiology services involve diagnostic cardiac procedures, percutaneous corona... Read More

Specialties:

Cardiology, Echocardiography, Hypertension, Interventional Cardiology

Locations:

Basin Clinic (801) 585-7676
San Juan Clinic
San Juan Clinic
(801) 585-7676
University Hospital
Cardiovascular Center
(801) 585-7676

Ravi Ranjan, M.D., Ph.D.

Ravi Ranjan, M.D., Ph.D., is a cardiologist specializing in cardiac electrophysiology. His clinical interests include ablation of complex cardiac arrhythmias like atrial fibrillation, ventricular tachycardias and supra-ventricular tachycardias. He also has keen interest in cardiac device based therapy like cardi... Read More

Specialties:

Cardiac Electrophysiology, Cardiology

Locations:

University Hospital (801) 585-7676

John J. Ryan, M.D., FACC, FAHA

John J. Ryan MD, FACC, FAHA, has an appointment in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine. He has been on faculty at the University of Utah since 2013.

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Specialties:

Cardiology, Dyspnea, Pulmonary Hypertension, Pulmonary Vascular Disease

Locations:

University Hospital
Cardiovascular Center
(801) 585-7676

Rashmee U. Shah, M.D.

Rashmee U. Shah, MD MS has an appointment in Cardiovascular Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine. She has been on faculty at the University of Utah since 2014.

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Specialties:

Cardiology, Echocardiography

Locations:

A location has not yet been added by this physician.

Fredric C. Shean, M.D.

Medical Education: MD UCLA 1965
Residency: Presbyterian Hospital NYC 1965-67
Senior Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital 1967-8
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Specialties:

Cardiology, General Cardiology

Locations:

Redstone Health Center (435) 658-9262
University Hospital
Cardiovascular Center
(801) 585-7676

Michael F. Sheets, M.D.

Michael Sheets, MD is a Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah in the Division of Cardiology, and practices at University Hospital and Stansbury Clinic. His sub-specialty is General Cardiology, and he specializes in diagnosing and managing a broad spectrum of heart diseases.
... Read More

Specialties:

Cardiology, General Cardiology

Locations:

Stansbury Health Center (435) 843-3096
University Hospital
Cardiovascular Center
(801) 585-7676

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
Cardiovascular Center
(801) 585-7676

Specialties:

Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology

Locations:

A location has not yet been added by this physician.

Josef Stehlik, M.D., M.P.H.

Josef Stehlik, MD, MPH is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Dr. Stehlik has received his medical degree from Charles University in Prague and Masters in Public Health degree from Harvard School of Public Health. He completed his training in Internal Medicine and in ... Read More

Specialties:

Cardiac Mechanical Support, Cardiology, Heart Failure, Heart Transplant

Locations:

Billings Clinic (800) 332-7156
Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center (208) 367-4278
University Hospital
Heart Transplant Clinic
(801) 585-3693
University Hospital
Heart Failure Clinic
(801) 585-5122
Veterans Administration Medical Center (801) 584-1235

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
Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County
Cardiovascular Clinic
(801) 585-7676
University Hospital
Cardiovascular Center
(801) 585-7676

Jerry D. Walker, M.D.

Jerry D. Walker, M.D., has appointments in both Division of Cardiology and the Department of Radiology at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He has been on faculty since 2010 and oversees the University Redwood Cardiology Clinic in Salt Lake City, Utah and has developed the University Cardiology Practice... Read More

Specialties:

Cardiac Imaging, Cardiology, Echocardiography, General Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine

Locations:

Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County
Cardiovascular Clinic
(307) 362-3711
Redwood Health Center (801) 213-9990

T. Scott Wall, M.D.

Dr. Wall is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Utah. He received a Bachelor of Science in Physics from University of Texas at Austin and received his medical degree from University of Texas Southwestern. Dr. Wall completed his Internal Medicine Residency at University of North Carolina Chape... Read More

Specialties:

Cardiac Electrophysiology, Cardiology, Faint and Fall

Locations:

A location has not yet been added by this physician.

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, 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

Specialties:

Cardiology

Locations:

A location has not yet been added by this physician.

Kevin J. Whitehead, M.D.

Kevin Whitehead, MD is an Associate Professor of Cardiology at the University of Utah, and also has privileges at Primary Children's Medical Center. He cares for adults with congenital heart disease, heart disease in pregnancy, and other patients with cardiac complications of genetic diseases (such as muscular ... Read More

Specialties:

Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Cardiology, Echocardiography, Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia

Locations:

University Hospital
HHT Center
(801) 581-8188
University Hospital
Utah Adult Congential Heart Clinic
(801) 585-7676
University Hospital
Cardiovascular Center
(801) 585-7676

Brent D. Wilson, M.D., Ph.D.

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 the Echocardiography Laboratory, and Director of Cardiology Clinical services. He has been on faculty at the U... Read More

Specialties:

Cardiology, Physician Assistant

Locations:

A location has not yet been added by this physician.

Shane Beeton, APRN

Shane Beeton, APRN, is a board certified family nurse practitioner in the department of Cardiology practicing in the Faint and Fall Clinic. His interests are helping people manage dizziness, fainting, falling, and frailty and treating and educating them to help prevent long term problems and provide the safest p... Read More

Specialties:

Cardiology, Nurse Practitioner

Locations:

University Hospital (801) 585-7676

Danielle N. Brown, APRN

Danielle has been practicing in the department of Cardiology as a Nurse Practitioner (NP) since 2011. She began her career in the Faint and Fall Clinic, where she practiced for over a year working closely with a multidisciplinary team of health care professionals who specialized in faints and falls to quickly di... Read More

William Cho, PA-C

William is a board certified Physician Assistant who joins our Electrophysiology team from New York City. His previous experience includes working in Cardiac Electrophysiology at Lenox Hill Hospital and New York Methodist Hospital.

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Specialties:

Cardiology, Physician Assistant

Locations:

University Hospital (801) 585-7676

Lynette Evans, APRN, B.S.N.

Lynette Evans, APRN, FNP-BC is an ANCC board certified family nurse practitioner working primarily with heart failure and transplant patients at the University of Utah Medical Center. In addition to managing complications related to heart failure, she is involved in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of ot... Read More

Specialties:

Cardiology, Heart Failure, Heart Transplant

Locations:

University Hospital
Heart Transplant Clinic
(801) 585-3693
University Hospital
Heart Failure Clinic
(801) 585-5122

Jacob Fetzer, PA-C

Jake Fetzer PA-C, MPAS is a board certified Physician Assistant working primarily with heart failure and transplant patients at the University of Utah Medical Center. In addition to managing complications related to heart failure, he is involved in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of other cardiac pathologie... Read More

Specialties:

Cardiology, Heart Failure, Heart Transplant, Physician Assistant

Locations:

University Hospital
Heart Failure Clinic
(801) 585-5122
University Hospital
Heart Transplant Clinic
(801) 585-3693

Brenda I. Fish, APRN, CCDS, M.S.N.

Brenda Fish, APRN, is a nurse Practitioner in Cardiology, specializing in arrhythmias and devices such as pacemakers, implantable defibrillators. She is licensed to practice in Utah, Idaho, Wyoming and Nevada and participated in our Outreach clinics in these states.
... Read More

Specialties:

Cardiac Electrophysiology, Cardiology, Nurse Practitioner

Locations:

East Falls Orthopaedics Clinic (801) 585-1935
Idaho Heart Institute (801) 585-1935
University Hospital
Cardiovascular Center
(801) 585-7676

Alexander Gouttsoul, PA-C

Alexander Gouttsoul, PA-C, is a Board-Certified Physician Assistant at the University of Utah Medical Center in inpatient, outpatient, and outreach services in Cardiology, Electrophysiology with additional interests in Congestive Heart Failure and international health.
... Read More

Specialties:

Cardiology, Physician Assistant

Locations:

University Hospital (801) 585-7676

Paulina K. Gudgell, M.S.N., APRN, ACNP-BC

Paulina Gudgell, MSN, APRN, ACNP-BC has been practicing in the department of Cardiology as a Nurse Practitioner (NP) since 2010. She began practicing in the specialty of Cardiac Electrophysiology, where she practiced for 1.5 years treating patients with a variety of atrial and ventricular arrhythmias, with a spe... Read More

Specialties:

Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Cardiac Electrophysiology, Cardiology, General Cardiology, Preventive Cardiology

Locations:

Redwood Health Center
University Hospital
Cardiovascular Center
(801) 587-5888

LeeAnn S. Kanamu, APRN

LeeAnn W. S. Kanamu, ACNP, APRN, is a Nurse Practitioner at the University of Utah, Division of Cardiology. As a Cardiac electrophysiology nurse practitioner, her academic interests include treatment modalities for cardiac arrhythmias; including Atrial fibrillation, other atrial arrhythmias, and ventricular arrh... Read More

Specialties:

Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Cardiac Electrophysiology, Cardiology

Locations:

University Hospital (801) 581-2121

Caroline C. Keeney, B.A., BSN, DNP, NP-C

Professional APRN Clinical Experience:
University of Utah Hospitals & Clinics, Salt Lake City, Utah:
• General Cardiology, Nurse Practitioner. January 9, 2012 - Present
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Specialties:

Cardiology, Family Nurse Practitioner

Locations:

University Hospital
Cardiovascular Center
(801) 585-7676

Jacqueline M. Lunt, PA-C

Jacqueline Cummings, PA-C, is the newest addition to the Cardiac Electrophysiology team at the University of Utah. Originating from the plains of Texas, she initially ventured up north for her undergraduate degree at Brigham Young University. There, she majored in Microbiology with a minor in Humanities, and sub... Read More

Specialties:

Cardiology

Locations:

Blanding Family Practice (435) 678-3601
Redwood Health Center
University Hospital (801) 585-7676

Specialties:

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

Locations:

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

Jessiciah Rabkin, APRN

Jessiciah Windfelder, ACNP, APRN, is a Nurse Practitioner at the University of Utah, Division of Cardiology as the coordinator of the Atrial Fibrillation Program. As a Cardiac electrophysiology nurse practitioner, her clinical interests include the treatment and management of cardiac arrhythmia patients, includi... Read More

Specialties:

Adult Nurse Practitioner, Cardiac Electrophysiology, Cardiology

Locations:

University Hospital (801) 581-2121

Specialties:

Cardiology

Locations:

San Juan Clinic
San Juan Clinic
(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.
... Read More

Specialties:

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

Locations:

A location has not yet been added by this physician.

Jill Stratford Waldron, M.S., APRN

Jill Stratford Waldron, graduated from the University of Utah, with her Masters of Science in Nursing, and a Masters Certificate in gerontology. She is a board certified Gerontological Nurse Practitioner (GNP) and gerontologist, with over 15 years of experience in cardiology and 5+ years in teaching undergradu... Read More

Specialties:

Cardiology, Geriatrics, Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, Heart Failure, Heart Transplant, Nurse Practitioner

Locations:

University Hospital
Heart Failure Clinic
(801) 585-5122
University Hospital
Heart Transplant Clinic
(801) 585-3693

Locations

University Hospital
Cardiovascular Center
50 N Medical Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
Map
(801) 585-7676