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Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center

Heart Center

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EIRMC's Heart Center provides world class heart care, right here in Idaho Falls. In fact, EIRMC was awarded a five-star rating by Healthgrades for 2016, and noted as Top 10% in the Nation for Coronary Intervention Excellence. We are also the first and only hospital in the region to be designated by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care with accreditations for atrial fibrillation, chest pain and heart failure. To achieve those goals, we consistently meet or exceed stringent national standards, and demonstrate a higher level of expertise when caring for patients with heart disease

We have almost the complete spectrum of cardiac, cardiovascular, and thoracic services for adult patients with cardiac conditions that affect their heart and blood vessels. From testing and treatment to prevention and rehabilitation, our experienced and highly skilled staff is trained to take care of the unique needs of heart and vascular patients- and their families.

Health Grades Coronary Interventional Excellence Badge 2016

EIRMC's Heart Center offers a wide range of cardiovascular and thoracic surgery, including minimally-invasive procedures and traditional open heart surgery. We are the only hospital in the region offering minimally-invasive valve repair and replacement. Additionally, we also offering electrophysiology services, the only in the region.

When it comes to heart problems, “time is muscle.” The quicker a heart attack patient receives care, the better the outcomes for the patient. The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association have challenged hospitals to meet a 90-minute goal for “Door to Balloon” (D2B) times for heart attack patients. D2B refers to the elapsed time from when a heart attack patient hits the door of the ER to when the catheter guide wire is inserted in the cath lab. EIRMC has far surpassed the national “best practices” standard, averaging 57 minutes over the last year.

Our superior clinical practices have also earned EIRMC Chest Pain Accreditation through the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care.

Our Services Include:

  • Heart Catheterization (1,800 performed annually)
    • Interventional (431 cases in 2014)
    • STEMI
  • Pacemaker/ Defibrillator Placement
  • ASD/PFO Closure
  • Echocardiology
  • Elective Cardioversion
  • Event Recorder Placement
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Surgery:
  • Thoracic Surgery:
    • Pulmonary resection
    • Video-assisted thoracic surgery
  • Vascular:
    • Carotid endarterectomy
    • Aortic aneurysmorrhaphy
    • Peripheral revascularization
  • EKG
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab
  • Pediatric Cardiology (partnership with University of Utah)