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.

Heart Attack Care

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 has also received the Mission: Lifeline® STEMI Gold Receiving and Mission: Lifeline NSTEMI Silver Quality Achievement Awards in 2020 for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association® for the treatment of patients who suffer heart attacks.

The hospital has also received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR ACTION Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2018. NNMC is one of only 203 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor. The award recognizes NNMC’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients and signifies that our hospital 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.

Chest Pain Center Accreditations


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

Hands-Only CPR Saves Lives

If you see a teenager or adult suddenly collapse, follow the American Heart Association guidelines:

  1. Call 9-1-1 or ask someone to call for you.
  2. Start CPR. Press hard and fast on the middle of the chest.

Learn more about hands-only CPR >

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 physician referral service at 775-356-6662.