Advanced Cardiac and Neurologic Care

The Heart and Vascular Institute at Northern Nevada Medical Center provides comprehensive cardiac and neurologic services to residents of Sparks, Reno, Lake Tahoe and surrounding areas of Nevada and California.

Schedule an Appointment

To schedule an appointment at the Heart and Vascular Institute, please call our referral service at 775-356-6662.

Chest Pain Center

The Chest Pain Center at Northern Nevada Medical Center is accredited by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care for its ability to assess, diagnose, and treat patients who may be having a heart attack. Accreditation signifies that the Chest Pain Center, has demonstrated that it has effective processes in place to:

  • Reduce the time it takes for patients to progress from the onset of symptoms to the time they receive diagnosis and treatment
  • Treat patients more quickly during the critical window of time when the integrity of the heart muscle can best be preserved
  • Monitor patients when it is not certain if they are having a heart attack, to help ensure that they are not sent home too quickly or needlessly admitted to the hospital

By becoming an Accredited Chest Pain Center, NNMC has enhanced the quality of care it provides for cardiac patients, and demonstrated a commitment to higher standards. When someone has a heart attack, minutes matter. The Chest Pain Center at Northern Nevada Medical Center is a valuable resource for patients to get quality and expedient cardiovascular care.

NNMC is proud to have recently received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR ACTION Registry Silver Performance Achievement Award for 2017. NNMC was one of only 105 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor.

The award recognizes commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients and signifies NNMC has reached an aggressive goal of treating these patients to standard levels of care as outlined by the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association clinical guidelines and recommendations.

Learn more about the warning signs of a possible heart attack and act upon them, before heart damage occurs. Remember, when in doubt, call 9-1-1!

Download our heart attack survival guide

From the Head to the Heart

The Heart and Vascular Institute at Northern Nevada Medical Center fuses advanced technology with specially trained medical professionals who work to help maintain your heart, blood vessel and brain health.

A healthcare team that includes representatives from a wide range of specialties works together to assess, diagnose and evaluate every patient, according to the patient's needs.

The staff at the Heart and Vascular Institute performs a number of noninvasive, invasive and interventional procedures, including permanent pacemaker/implantable cardioverter defibrillator placement and electrophysiological studies.

Neurologists at NNMC are trained to diagnose and treat patients who have a wide range of neurological conditions.

If you need a referral to a physician at Northern Nevada Medical Center, call our free Direct Doctors Plus® referral service at 775-356-6662.