Intermountain Heart Institute at Intermountain Medical Center

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Coronary Heart Disease Programs
(801) 507-4701

Our Coronary Heart Disease Program provides the leading therapies for the prevention, detection and treatment of the most common heart problem: atherosclerosis (narrowing of coronary arteries) and its consequences – coronary artery disease (CAD), heart attack, and angina.

About Coronary Artery Disease

Coronary Artery Disease is the most common form of heart disease, affecting around 17 million Americans. It's the number one killer of both men and women in the U.S.

Unfortunately, many people don't know they have it until the disease is fairly advanced. The first sign of CAD is often chest pain (angina) or a heart attack. Even with rapid treatment, advanced CAD can lead to heart failure and arrhythmia (irregular heart beat).

Despite these grim facts, most people can live full and rewarding lives with heart disease. The keys are paying attention to your symptoms, getting good medical care — and taking care of yourself.

Our program focuses on four important areas to help our patients with heart disease:

  • Prevention

    To prevent coronary artery disease, we must focus on its risk factors: high LDL cholesterol, low HDL cholesterol, high blood pressure, family history, diabetes, smoking, and age (post-menopausal for women and older than 45 for men). Healthy lifestyle changes will also delay the progression of heart disease.

  • Detection

    Appropriate diagnostic tools are critical to the accurate detection and assessment of heart disease. Intermountain Heart Institute offers the latest in imaging and diagnostic technology in order to provide a rapid and accurate diagnosis.

  • STEMI (Heart Attack) Response System

    A STEMI heart attack is a serious form of heart attack that is typically caused by a complete obstruction of a coronary artery. Intermountain Heart Institute works closely with community EMS and outlying emergency departments to provide emergent life-saving treatments, including angioplasty and stent placement.

  • Treatment & Recovery

    Comprehensive treatment of heart disease draws from many clinical areas including interventional procedures and cardiac surgeries. Our clinicians work closely together to form individualized treatment and rehabilitation plans, resulting in the best possible outcome for each patient.

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