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Cardiovascular specialists

At MountainStar Heart Center, our cardiologists work to ensure that Northern Utah communities never have to wonder where to go for high quality heart care. Your condition is unique, and we strive to understand exactly what you're going through so that proper diagnostics and treatments can be enacted, particularly if you need surgery.

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MountainStar Medical Group offers the high-quality general and specialized medical services you and your family deserve.

About Heart Center

Although some cardiovascular conditions are acute, some are more chronic, evolving over time until they become impossible to ignore. Our mission is to use our services and expertise to diagnose and treat your conditions with compassion and care.

Cardiovascular conditions we treat

Heart and vascular complications can show up in many ways and have a range of effects on your health. Our heart doctors know this, and have the knowledge and experience to expertly treat a variety of cardiovascular symptoms and conditions, including:

  • Arrhythmia, including atrial fibrillation (AFib)
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Coronary and carotid artery disease
  • Heart attack
  • Heart disease
  • Heart failure
  • Heart valve disorders
  • Hypertension
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Vascular aneurysm

Cardiac testing we offer

Regardless of the nature or severity of your condition, we have a wide range of diagnostic and imaging tests that will help our doctors understand the full scope of your condition so treatment can be determined. These tests include:

  • Ambulatory monitoring
  • Cardiac catheterization tests
  • Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Chest X-rays
  • Computerized tomography (CT) scans
  • Coronary calcium scans
  • Dobutamine echocardiograms, if you are unable to exercise during a stress test
  • Echocardiograms (ECHOs), with and without contrast
  • Electrocardiograms (EKGs or ECGs)
  • Exercise stress tests
  • Intravascular ultrasounds
  • Noninvasive testing for vascular disease
  • Pharmacological nuclear stress tests
  • Research studies
  • Stress echocardiograms
  • Transesophageal echocardiograms

Our cardiovascular treatments and services

Your needs are our top priority, so our services are always individualized to your current health needs.

Nonsurgical heart care

We believe in exploring all options before turning to surgery. So in addition to an in-house anticoagulation clinic for pharmacological treatment, we also offer lipid management counseling as a way to curb heart and vascular issues with lifestyle alterations.

Heart and vascular surgery

If surgery is needed, we make sure to prioritize advanced, minimally invasive procedures. These use tiny incisions and offer minimal scarring, setting you up for a faster recovery and return to your normal life.

The variety of services we offer to make these positive outcomes happen includes:

  • Atherosclerosis atherectomy and endarterectomy
  • Biventricular pacemaker and implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD-Bi-V) device implantation
  • Cardiac ablation
  • Cardiac closure devices for patent foramen ovale (PFO) and atrial septal defect (ASD)
  • Cardioversions
  • Convergent ablation procedure
  • Coronary angioplasty and stent placement
  • Hybrid surgical-catheter ablation
  • Lead extraction
  • Left atrial appendage (LAA) closure procedure
  • Mitral valve regurgitation clip surgery
  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)

Dr. Nannapaneni

Dr. Nischala Nannapaneni explains cardiac arrhythmia.

Dr. Andrew C Behunin

Dr. Andrew Behunin, a general cardiologist, discusses the Coronary-Calcium Score.

Preparing for your visit

We strive to inform patients about financial expectations regarding healthcare services and prepare them for upcoming procedures.

Health Portal

With our patient portal, you have the ability to securely connect with your doctors, schedule appointments and review your personal medical history, all online or via the app.

Make a payment

Our online payment platform allows you to view your bill for multiple providers and pay according to what works best for you, whether that means you split one payment evenly across your providers or you pay individual balances.

Patient rights and responsibilities 

While you're in our care, we believe an important part of your patient experience is knowing what to expect from us and understanding our commitment to you and your health.