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When the arteries to the heart become blocked, the heart does not receive enough oxygen, and you suffer a heart attack. Cardiologists at the Cardiovascular Center are expert in determining both the cause of the heart attack and possible treatments. Since heart attacks can be caused by several different things, it is important to have a specialist evaluate your individual situation. Once you have been evaluated, our expert specialists can determine what will be the best treatment options.

Because the Cardiovascular Center is part of an academic medical center, it also offers cutting edge techniques and experienced specialists who are researching all aspects of heart disease and related conditions. This adds to the patient experience because you are receiving not just the best care, but the most informed care in health care services.

Conditions that can cause a heart attack:

Heart Attack

What is a heart attack (myocardial infarction)?

A heart attack, or myocardial infarction, occurs when one or more regions of the heart muscle experience a severe or prolonged lack of oxygen caused by blocked blood flow to the heart muscle.

The blockage is often a result of atherosclerosis—a buildup of plaque composed of fat deposits, cholesterol, and other substances. When a plaque ruptures, a blood clot quickly forms. The blood clot is the actual cause of the heart attack.

If the blood and oxygen supply is cut off, muscle cells of the heart begin to suffer damage and start to die. Irreversible damage begins within 30 minutes of blockage. The result is dysfunction of the heart muscle in the area affected by the lack of oxygen or cell death.

What are the risk factors for heart attack?

There are two types of risk factors for heart attack, including the following:

Inherited (or genetic)

Acquired

Inherited or genetic risk factors are risk factors you are born with that cannot be changed, but can be improved with medical management and lifestyle changes.

Acquired risk factors are caused by activities that we choose to include in our lives that can be managed through lifestyle changes and clinical care.

Inherited (genetic) factors: Who is most at risk?

  • People with inherited hypertension (high blood pressure)

  • People with inherited low levels of HDL (high-density lipoproteins), high levels of LDL (low-density lipoprotein) blood cholesterol or high levels of triglycerides

  • People with a family history of heart disease (especially with onset before age 55)

  • Aging men and women

  • People with type 1 diabetes

  • Women, after the onset of menopause (generally, men are at risk at an earlier age than women, but after the onset of menopause, women are equally at risk)

Acquired risk factors: Who is most at risk?

  • People with acquired hypertension (high blood pressure)

  • People with acquired low levels of HDL (high-density lipoproteins), high levels of LDL (low-density lipoprotein) blood cholesterol, or high levels of triglycerides

  • Cigarette smokers

  • People who are under a lot of stress

  • People who drink too much alcohol

  • People who lead a sedentary lifestyle

  • People overweight by 30 percent or more

  • People who eat a diet high in saturated fat

  • People with type 2 diabetes

A heart attack can happen to anyone—it is only when we take the time to learn which of the risk factors apply to us, specifically, can we then take steps to eliminate or reduce them.

Managing heart attack risk factors

Managing your risks for a heart attack begins with:

  • Examining which of the risk factors apply to you, and then taking steps to eliminate or reduce them.

  • Becoming aware of conditions like hypertension or abnormal cholesterol levels, which may be "silent killers."

  • Modifying risk factors that are acquired (not inherited) through lifestyle changes. Consult your doctor as the first step in starting right away to make these changes.

  • Consulting your health care provider soon to determine if you have risk factors that are genetic or inherited and cannot be changed, but can be managed medically and through lifestyle changes.

What are the warning signs of a heart attack?

The following are the most common symptoms of a heart attack. However, each individual may experience symptoms differently. Symptoms may include:

  • Severe pressure, fullness, squeezing, pain and/or discomfort in the center of the chest that lasts for more than a few minutes

  • Pain or discomfort that spreads to the shoulders, neck, arms, or jaw

  • Chest pain that increases in intensity

  • Chest pain that is not relieved by rest or by taking nitroglycerin

  • Chest pain that occurs with any/all of the following (additional) symptoms:

    • Sweating, cool, clammy skin, and/or paleness

    • Shortness of breath

    • Nausea or vomiting

    • Dizziness or fainting

    • Unexplained weakness or fatigue

    • Rapid or irregular pulse

Although chest pain is the key warning sign of a heart attack, it may be confused with indigestion, pleurisy, pneumonia, or other disorders.

The symptoms of a heart attack may resemble other medical conditions or problems. Always consult your health care provider for a diagnosis.

Responding to heart attack warning signs

If you or someone you know exhibits any of the above warning signs, act immediately. Call 911, or your local emergency number.

Treatment for a heart attack

The goal of treatment for a heart attack is to relieve pain, preserve the heart muscle function, and prevent death.

Treatment in the emergency department may include:

  • Intravenous therapy such as nitroglycerin and morphine.

  • Continuous monitoring of the heart and vital signs.

  • Oxygen therapy improves oxygenation to the damaged heart muscle.

  • Pain medication decreases pain, and, in turn, decreases the workload of the heart, thus, the oxygen demand of the heart decreases.

  • Cardiac medication, such as beta-blockers, promote blood flow to the heart, improve the blood supply, prevent arrhythmias, and decrease heart rate and blood pressure.

  • Fibrinolytic therapy is the intravenous infusion of a medication which dissolves the blood clot, thus, restoring blood flow.

  • Antithrombin/antiplatelet therapy is used to prevent further blood clotting.

  • Antihyperlipidemics are medications used to lower lipids (fats) in the blood, particularly Low Density Lipid (LDL) cholesterol. Statins are a group of antihyperlipidemic medications, and include simvastatin (Zocor), atorvastatin (Lipitor), and pravastatin (Pravachol), among others. Bile acid sequestrants—colesevelam, cholestyramine, and colestipol—and nicotinic acid (niacin) are two other types of medications that may be used to reduce cholesterol levels.

Additional procedures to restore coronary blood flow may be used. Those procedures include:

  • Coronary angioplasty. With this procedure, a balloon is used to create a bigger opening in the vessel to increase blood flow. This is often followed by the insertion of a stent into the coronary artery to help keep the vessel open. Although angioplasty is performed in other blood vessels elsewhere in the body, percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) refers to angioplasty in the coronary arteries to permit more blood flow into the heart. PCI is also called percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA). There are several types of PTCA procedures, including:

    • Balloon angioplasty. A small balloon is inflated inside the blocked artery to open the blocked area.

    • Coronary artery stent. A tiny coil is expanded inside the blocked artery to open the blocked area and is left in place to keep the artery open.

    • Atherectomy. The blocked area inside the artery is cut away by a tiny device on the end of a catheter.

    • Laser angioplasty. A laser used to "vaporize" the blockage in the artery.

  • Coronary artery bypass. Most commonly referred to as simply "bypass surgery" or CABG (pronounced "cabbage"), this surgery is often performed in people who have angina (chest pain) and coronary artery disease (where plaque has built up in the arteries). During the surgery, a bypass is created by grafting a piece of a vein above and below the blocked area of a coronary artery, enabling blood to flow around the obstruction. Veins are usually taken from the leg, but arteries from the chest or arm may also be used to create a bypass graft.

911 Basics: Responding to a Heart Attack

Heart disease is the leading killer in the United States. Knowing the warning signs of a heart attack and how to respond could save a life.

The following guidelines can help you make the right decisions and take the right steps when seconds count.

Heart attack symptoms

The following may be symptoms of a heart attack. Not all of these warning signs occur in every attack. Seek immediate medical attention if any of these symptoms occur:

  • Uncomfortable pressure, fullness, squeezing, or pain in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes or goes away and comes back.

  • Pain spreading to the shoulders, neck, back, and arms.

  • Chest discomfort with lightheadedness, fainting, sweating, nausea, or shortness of breath.

  • Feeling very anxious or very tired. 

Be prepared

Take the following emergency actions ahead of time if you or a family member has a heart condition or is at risk of a heart attack:

  • Know which hospitals in your area provide 24-hour emergency heart care. Tell family and friends where they are.

  • Keep emergency rescue phone numbers near your phone or save them on your cell phone. 

  • Tell family and friends to call 911 or your local number for emergencies if chest pain lasts more than a few minutes.

There are other causes of chest pain besides a heart attack. However, you should get medical help if you or someone else have the heart attack symptoms described above. 

What to do

If you suspect someone is having a heart attack:

  • Call 911 or your local number for emergencies. Tell the person who answers where you are and that someone is having a heart attack. Don't hang up until you're told to do so.

  • You should not drive, or let someone else who is having symptoms drive, to the hospital. 

While waiting for emergency help to arrive

  • Make sure the door to your home is unlocked.

  • Make sure you have a phone with you.

  • Chew and swallow 1 adult (325 mg) or 4 low-dose (81 mg) aspirin:

    • Do not take aspirin if you are allergic to it.

  • Sit in a comfortable chair and wait for help to arrive. 

Cardiothoracic Surgeons

David A. Bull, M.D.

David Bull, MD, is a member of the Thoracic Oncology Program, a joint effort between Huntsman Cancer Institute and the University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics. The program was developed to offer consultation, diagnosis, and treatment for all chest cancers. Bull is a professor in the Department of Surgery, Divis... Read More

Phillip T. Burch, M.D.

Dr. Burch performs repairs for a wide variety of congenital cardaic anomalies. In additon to clinical responsibilities, Dr. Burch has research interests in single ventricle physiology as well as in derangements in normal neonatal metabolism caused by cardiac surgery.... Read More

Specialties:

Cardiothoracic Surgery, Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery

Locations:

Primary Children's Hospital (801) 662-5577

Aaron W. Eckhauser, M.D., M.S.C.I

I joined the University of Utah, Division of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery in 2012. I am board certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. My clinical interests are focused on caring for all patients, from neonates to adults, with congenital heart defects. I have ... Read More

Specialties:

Cardiac Mechanical Support, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Heart Transplant, Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery

Locations:

A location has not yet been added by this physician.

Specialties:

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Locations:

A location has not yet been added by this physician.

Specialties:

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Locations:

A location has not yet been added by this physician.

Ganesh S. Kumpati, M.D.

Dr Kumpati performs adult cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, and vascular surgery. Dr Kumpati has significant experience in both surgical and endovascular management of aortic disease, including endovascular aneurysm repair. Prior to joining the University of Utah in August 2011, Dr Kumpati was in private prac... Read More

Specialties:

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Locations:

University Hospital
Cardiovascular Center
(801) 581-5311
Veterans Administration Medical Center (801) 582-1565

Stephen McKellar, M.D., M.Sc.

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 com... Read More

Amit N. Patel, M.D.

Amit Patel, MD, MS, is an associate professor in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Utah School of Medicine and Director of Clinical Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering at the University of Utah. His clinical interests include heart surgery for coronary disease, valve repair and... Read More

Craig H. Selzman, M.D.

Dr. Craig Selzman is an Associate Professor of Surgery in 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 Gener... Read More

Thomas K. Varghese Jr., M.D., M.S.

Thomas Varghese Jr. MD, MS has specialized expertise in the treatment of diseases of the lungs, esophagus, chest wall and mediastinum. He is board certified in both Surgery and Thoracic Surgery. His main clinical focus is in the use of minimally invasive surgery in the management of patients with tumors in the c... Read More

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:

Redstone Health Center (801) 585-7676
University Hospital (801) 585-7676

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
... Read More

Specialties:

Cardiac Mechanical Support, Cardiology, Heart Failure, Heart Transplant

Locations:

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

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

... Read More

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 Failure Clinic
(801) 585-5122
University Hospital
Heart Transplant Clinic
(801) 585-3693
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
Cardiovascular Center
(801) 585-7676
University Hospital
HHT Center
(801) 581-8188
University Hospital
Utah Adult Congential Heart Clinic
(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.

... Read More

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.
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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:

Redstone Health Center (801) 585-7676
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.
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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 Transplant Clinic
(801) 585-3693
University Hospital
Heart Failure Clinic
(801) 585-5122

Locations

University Campus
University Hospital
50 N Medical Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
Map
(801) 581-2121
Veterans Administration Medical Center
500 Foothill Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84148
(801) 582-1565