Heart care center in Salt Lake City, Utah
Specialists at St. Mark’s Hospital's were among the first in Utah to offer certain advanced heart treatments for complex cardiac conditions. Our cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons offer compassionate, expert care for cardiovascular disease. They also offer you cardiac electrophysiology, echocardiography, nuclear cardiology and interventional cardiology. Whatever you need, our number one priority is restoring the health of your arteries and heart.
For more information about St. Mark's Hospital’s cardiology services, call us at (855) 413-7829.
Heart and vascular conditions we treat
The nationally recognized cardiac specialists at our hospital are specially trained to provide advanced treatments for patients with heart conditions. The solutions they offer include life-changing surgeries and innovative procedures for most heart and vascular problems, including:
- Aortic stenosis Video
- Coronary heart disease
- Heart attack and chest pain
- Heart failure
- Heart valve disease and disorders
- Irregular heartbeats (arrhythmia)
- Structural and congenital heart defects
- Vascular diseases
Heart health education
We also offer heart health education classes for cardiac patients as well as the general public, at no charge.
Call us at (801) 268-7111 and ask for the education team.
Heart diagnostics we offer
Along with many advanced imaging services, such as echocardiography, some of the diagnostic heart services we provide include:
Our electrophysiology teams provide:
- 3D mapping
- Device lead extraction
- Cardiac ablation with robotics
- Elective cardioversion
- Event recorder implantation
- Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD)
- Pacemaker implantation (temporary and permanent)
- Radiofrequency ablation, conventional
Cardiac catheterization laboratory
Our heart care team performs some diagnostic and interventional procedures in our cardiac catheterization laboratory. That team consists of licensed radiologic technologists, registered nurses, certified nursing assistants and registered cardiovascular technicians, and each patient’s care is under the direction of a licensed physician.
Heart treatments we offer
Our heart specialists and technicians perform a variety of advanced surgical procedures, such as:
- Coronary angioplasty
- Coronary artery bypass, using a heart-lung machine (on-pump procedure) or off-pump procedure
- Coronary atherectomy
- Coronary stenting
- Coronary thrombectomy
- Endomyocardial and myocardial biopsy
- Intra-aortic balloon pump
- Mini-maze for atrial fibrillation (AFib)
- Open-chest maze for AFib
- Peripheral angioplasty
- Peripheral atherectomy
- Renal angioplasty
- Septal defect closure
- Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) program
- Transmyocardial revascularization (TMR)
- Valve repair/replacement
You can learn more about our cardiac procedures by calling our heart surgery team at (801) 743-4750.
Treating artery and valve problems
If you have coronary artery disease or valve disease, there are procedures we can use to improve your blood flow. This helps the heart pump better, which can improve heart failure symptoms. Some of these artery and valve procedures include:
- Cardiac catheterization—to detect clogged blood vessels using an angiogram (special type of X-ray)
- Angioplasty and stenting—to expand narrowed arteries (these procedures can be done during cardiac catheterization)
- Valve surgery—to repair or replace faulty valves so blood can flow properly through the chambers of the heart
- Bypass surgery—to allow blood to flow around a clogged artery
Treating heart attacks
In the event of a heart attack, every second matters. That's why our emergency physicians and cardiologists partner with local medical response teams. Together, they streamline heart attack diagnosis and treatment. This means that heart attack victims being transported via ambulance to St. Mark's Hospital are diagnosed in transit with special technology.
Life-saving heart attack technology
The emergency medical team that brings you to St. Mark’s Hospital will diagnose your heart attack with pre-hospital 12-lead EKG technology in the ambulance. The machine shows a full view of the heart and records its electrical activity.
The results are transmitted from the ambulance to our emergency room (ER) team. They determine if a heart attack has occurred and where the damage is located in the heart. This allows our ER staff and heart doctors to have a treatment plan and team ready.
When the ambulance arrives, you bypass the ER triage process and go straight to the cardiac catheterization lab. There, the pre-assembled cardiovascular team stands prepared to treat your clogged artery. This streamlined process saves time and lives and helps reduce long-term heart muscle damage.
If you witness someone having symptoms of a heart attack, do not try to drive them to the hospital — call 911. Learn more.
Treating heart rhythm conditions
Our cardiologists are experienced at treating all types of heart arrhythmias—tachycardia, bradycardia and fibrillation. We may use ablation, a procedure that uses a catheter to deliver a heat source treatment, or implantable devices.
Types of ablations and implantations we offer for heart arrhythmia include:
- Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), delivered by a pacemaker
- Catheter ablation
- Convergent ablation
- Elective cardioversion
- Hybrid ablation, through out partnership with our sister facility, Ogden Regional Medical Center
- ICD device
- Pacemaker implantation
Cardiac rehabilitation (rehab)
Our comprehensive cardiac rehab program offers proven and innovative therapies for heart and vascular conditions. The purpose of this program is to provide recovering heart patients with the environment they need to attain personal recovery and health maintenance goals.
Details for our cardiac rehab program are below.
Hours of operation:8:30am to 5:00pm
Tuesdays and Thursdays are reserved for new cardiac rehab patients.
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays are exercise and rehab days for established cardiac rehab patients.
Location:North Medical Office Building, Suite 3000
Phone number:(801) 268-7730
Contact our heart services teams
The Heart Center at St. Mark's Hospital1160 East 3900 South, Suite 2000 Salt Lake City, UT 84124 (801) 266-3418
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