Heart care center in Orem, Utah

The cardiologists and multidisciplinary teams at Timpanogos Regional Hospital's Heart and Vascular Center offer personalized, effective and timely cardiac care. We also provide one of only two hybrid operating rooms in Utah. This large, specially equipped surgical suite allows us to offer interventional procedures for heart attacks and other cardiac conditions. Additionally, we have an on-site cardiac rehabilitation center. These services allow us to help patients become strong and healthy after heart events or procedures.

For more information about Timpanogos Regional Hospital’s cardiology services, call us at (855) 413-7829.

Heart conditions we treat

Our heart center diagnoses and treats a variety of heart conditions, disorders and diseases, such as:

  • Angina
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atrial fibrillation (AFib)
  • Bradycardia
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Heart failure
  • Myocardial infarction
  • Pericarditis
  • Peripheral artery disease
  • Premature ventricular contractions
  • Supraventricular tachycardia
  • Ventricular tachycardia

Accredited, advanced heart attack care

A heart attack is most effectively treated in its early stages. That is why we maintain our status as an accredited Chest Pain Center and partner with local emergency response teams. This partnership includes advanced technology in the ambulance which allows us to quickly diagnose a heart attack. Then, when these patients arrive to the hospital, they are taken directly to our cardiac catheterization laboratory (cath lab) for immediate treatment. This streamlined process saves time and lives and helps to reduce long-term heart damage.

Heart attack symptoms in men and women

Fast emergency treatment is essential to prevent long-term damage to the heart during a heart attack. Understand the warning signs and seek immediate medical attention at the onset of these heart attack symptoms:

  • Cold sweats
  • Discomfort in the chest, back, arms, jaw, neck or stomach
  • Lightheadedness
  • Nausea
  • Shortness of breath
If you think someone is having a heart attack, call 911.

Help save a life—learn hands-only CPR

With only two easy steps, hands-only CPR can more than double a person’s chances of survival following sudden cardiac arrest. This easy-to-remember method is an effective option for people who are untrained in conventional CPR, which includes rescue breathing.

Just follow these steps:

  • Step one: Call 911
  • Step two: Push hard and fast in the center of the person’s chest—about 100 pushes (compressions) per minute

Heart screening and imaging

To diagnose heart problems, our heart specialists perform a wide range of diagnostic tests and scans, including:

  • Exercise stress tests
  • Tilt table tests
  • Imaging exams
    • Computed tomography (CT) scan
    • Electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG)
    • Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS)
    • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Nuclear medicine cardiac studies
    • Pharmacologic stress echocardiogram
    • Renal angiography
    • Stress echocardiogram
  • Cardiac catheterization procedures
    • Coronary angiography
    • Electrophysiology (EP) studies
    • Myocardial biopsy
    • Pacemaker insertion, permanent and temporary
    • Pacing studies, including overdrive pacing and cardioversion
    • Pericardiocentesis
    • Peripheral vascular angiography studies
    • Right and left heart catheterization
    • Transesophageal echocardiograms

Cardiovascular surgery we offer

Our nationally recognized cardiac specialists are expertly trained to provide advanced surgical treatments for patients with heart conditions. The solutions they offer include life-changing surgeries and innovative procedures.

For example, several of our heart surgeons offer the left atrial appendage closure procedure to patients with AFib, reducing the risk of blood clots that cause strokes in patients with AFib.

Additionally, our cardiovascular surgeons are some of only a small number of specialists in the country trained to use the technology that enables mini-maze surgeries for AFib.

Some of our other advanced and minimally invasive robot-assisted surgeries include:

  • Coronary artery bypass
  • Coronary atherectomy
  • Coronary stenting
  • Coronary thrombectomy
  • Endomyocardial biopsy
  • Intra-aortic balloon pump
  • Maze and mini-maze procedures for AFib
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • Peripheral angioplasty
  • Peripheral atherectomy
  • Renal angioplasty
  • Septal defect closure
  • Transmyocardial revascularization (TMR)
  • Valve repair and replacement
  • Valvuloplasty

Electrophysiology (EP) lab

Our EP lab is designed to treat patients who suffer from heart arrhythmias, such as AFib. Here, our electrophysiologists use a variety of treatments depending on the type of irregular heartbeat you have. Often, we can even help restore your heart's normal rhythm without major surgery.

Our EP treatments include:

  • 3D mapping
  • Ablation
  • Device lead extraction
  • Elective cardioversion
  • Event recorder implantation
  • Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD)
  • Pacemaker implantation
  • Radiofrequency ablation

After an EP procedure, most patients stay overnight in our cardiac recovery area and go home the next morning following the treatment.

Cardiac cath lab

Our cardiac cath lab team consists of a group of professional critical care specialists. This includes licensed registered nurses, respiratory therapists and registered cardiovascular technicians, all under the direction of a licensed cardiologist.

Patients will be referred to the cath lab by their internist or cardiologist for interventional procedures, such as:

  • Intra-aortic balloon placement
  • Intracoronary rotational atherectomy
  • Intracoronary stent placement
  • Intracoronary thrombectomy
  • Intravascular ultrasound
  • Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA)
  • Percutaneous transluminal peripheral vascular angioplasty
  • Valvuloplasty

To ensure you receive the highest quality care, our cardiac cath lab program adheres to guidelines set forth by the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC). We also report and benchmark against data to the ACC CathPCI Registry and ICD Registry every quarter.

Cardiac rehabilitation

We offer cardiac rehabilitation to help patients recovering from heart surgeries or events. This program enables them to reach personal recovery and health maintenance goals.

To learn more about our cardiac rehabilitation services, call us at (801) 714-6071.

What does cardiac rehabilitation include?

Medically supervised exercise and scientifically based education are at the core of cardiac rehabilitation. You will participate in a prescribed exercise regimen and ongoing educational activities. Topics will include cholesterol, nutrition, risk factors, exercise, weight and stress management.

How long does cardiac rehabilitation last?

Typically, the rehabilitation program will be held three times a week for 12 weeks, with each session lasting an hour and a half.

Who needs cardiac rehabilitation?

All heart patients are invited to participate. For example, if you have experienced a heart attack, coronary bypass surgery, coronary angioplasty or stenting, angina pectoris, or have been told by your physician that you have coronary artery disease, you may benefit from our comprehensive program.

How do I join cardiac rehabilitation?

Your physician must refer you to our program by a letter or a phone call. Your physician will be kept informed about your progress through monthly reports and direct communication as needed.

What does cardiac rehabilitation cost?

Most insurance companies, including Medicare, will cover a large portion of the costs of the program. However, you will want to confirm coverage with your insurance representative prior to enrollment.

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