Innovative Cardiovascular Tests and Treatment

Several of the following innovative cardiovascular procedures are not offered in Utah outside of the MountainStar Healthcare network, but are available at Timpanogos Regional Hospital in Utah County.

Mini-Maze Surgery for A-Fib (Read more about Atrial Fibrillation)

  • David G. Affleck, M.D.

Transmyocardial Revascularization (TMR)

  • Shreekanth V. Karwande, M.D.
  • Gilbert R. Schorlemmer, M.D.

Septal Defect Closure

  • Shreekanth V. Karwande, M.D.
  • Gilbert R. Schorlemmer, M.D.
  • J. Kent Thorne, M.D.

Thoracic Endoprosthesis for AAA

  • Gilbert R. Schorlemmer, M.D.

Pre-Hospital 12-Lead EKG

When chest pain occurs, Timpanogos Regional Hospital has united with Orem, Pleasant Grove, Lehi and other emergency medical system (EMS) agencies to initiate a streamlined response. When called, these agencies perform a pre-hospital 12 lead EKG and send it to the hospital from the field.

This EKG allows the Emergency Department physician to make a proper diagnosis before the patient arrives. By so doing, the Cardiology Department and Cardiac Catheterization Lab can be notified earlier and be ready to perform emergency angioplasty upon the patient’s arrival. Quicker coronary angioplasty door-to-balloon times equal less heart damage for the patient and a quicker return to home.