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Get the most comprehensive heart care in the Mid-Willamette Valley.


The Salem Health Heart and Vascular Center provides state-of-the-art care in Salem, from diagnosis through rehabilitation. We provide comprehensive treatment for irregular heart rhythms, blockages in the heart, diseased/damaged heart valves, peripheral vascular disease and more.

Explore what we offer and how we network with local heart specialists and tap into the latest advancements from research and clinical trials.

 

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Cardiovascular experts

Patient safety is at the forefront of everything we do. That's why our heart and vascular program is the most comprehensive and robust in the region. If a patient's condition worsens during a heart procedure, we don't transfer them to another hospital — we keep them here.

Our doctors, physician assistants, surgeons, nurses, technologists and specialists are some of the most experienced in Oregon. Bringing this expertise to the Mid-Willamette Valley offers not only better health outcomes, but also peace of mind.








 

Conditions we treat

Below are some of the more common conditions we treat.

  • Aortic Disease
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Cardiopulmonary Disease
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Heart Failure
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Thromboembolism
  • Ventricular Tachycardia


Why choose Salem Health for your cardiovascular care?

Quicker recovery

Salem Health cardiologists use the radial method, which utilizes an artery in the wrist. This method is safer, increases patient comfort and decreases recovery time — patients can get up and move right away.




Experienced specialists

The more you do, the better you are. Our highly skilled team has successfully performed more than 1,700 open-heart surgeries in the last five years. You can be confident that you’ve come to the right place.




Get seen sooner

Salem Health's cardiovascular program is the largest in the area. That means there are more appointments available in Salem, Dallas and Woodburn. Start your treatment — and feel better — sooner at Salem Health.




Advanced diagnostic tools

We offer a full array of state-of-the-art equipment. There's no need to travel to a larger city to take advantage of the latest diagnostic tools — we have them conveniently in Salem and Dallas.




 

Our providers

  • Ivan Arenas, MD, PhD
    Cardiology
  • Brittany Atkinson, AGNP
    Vascular Surgery
  • Jessica Brisson, PA-C
    Cardiology
  • Nervin Fanous, MD
    Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Saskia Hanson, PA-C
    Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Sheena Harris, MD
    Vascular Surgery
  • Timothy Hodges, MD
    Vascular Surgery
  • Darby Jalbert, PA-C
    Vascular Surgery
  • Matthew Jobson, ACNP
    Vascular Surgery
  • Mark Jones, MD
    Vascular Surgery
  • Gurion Lantz, MD
    Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Marc Maalouf, MD
    Cardiology
  • Morgan Marin, PA-C
    Vascular Surgery
  • David McWhorter, PA-C
    Cardiology
  • Nestor Mercado, MD
    Cardiology
  • Eric Putz, MD
    Cardiology
  • Angela Rehder, PA-C
    Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • William Schelar, PA-C
    Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Michael Schiedler, DO
    Cardiology
  • Paul Schumacher, MD
    Vascular Surgery
  • Brandon Tieu, MD
    Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Paul Wacek, PA-C
    Cardiothoracic Surgery








Our nurse navigators are here for your journey

Salem Health's cardiac nurse navigators specialize in helping patients with cardiovascular diseases navigate the health care system. They work closely with patients to coordinate care, ensure that patients understand their diagnoses and treatment plans, and provide support and education to help patients manage their conditions.










Education and resources

At Salem Health, we have a heart-felt desire to reduce cardiovascular disease in our community. To get us on the right path, we developed a toolkit to help start a movement of heart-healthy habits and lifestyle changes.


Learn more

 

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Mended Hearts

Mended Hearts support group

Mended Hearts is the premier, nationwide resource and peer-to-peer network for all heart patients and families affected by heart disease across the lifespan. This excellent program is run by volunteers and is hosted by Salem Hospital.

Besides running support groups, Mended Hearts volunteers frequently visit patients who are in the hospital due to a heart-related event or procedure.

Visit the Mended Hearts of Salem website »