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Banner - University Medicine Heart Institute
Your heart deserves the best. That's why we provide the most advanced, comprehensive heart care from world-class doctors backed by the latest research.
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Best-in-Class Heart Care
Our doctors are world-renown for their expert heart care. Advanced, minimally invasive treatments, often not available elsewhere, give you your best possible outcome. You can feel confident knowing our highly skilled doctors are caring of your heart.
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Banner believes in making health care easy

We make advanced heart care more accessible by accepting most insurance.

Highly Specialized Centers

The Heart Institute centers specialize in advanced treatments and complex heart care.

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Cardiovascular Intervention Center
If you need an advanced heart procedure, you've come to the right place. We provide the newest, most effective minimally-invasive procedures to make your recovery more comfortable. As one of the Southwest's leading hospitals in this field we offer advanced treatments, even some not available elsewhere.
  • Heart valve repair and replacement
  • Acquired or congenital heart defects
  • Coronary artery disease and stenosis
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Heart Rhythm Disorders Center

We keep your heart in rhythm with the most advanced techniques to repair the heart's electrical function. Our expert doctors not only perform these procedures, they develop and teach them to doctors world-wide.

  • Arrhythmia management including atrial fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia, atrial flutter and syncope
  • Minimally invasive treatments including pacemakers, ablation and cryoballoon therapy
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Women’s Heart Center

Women's heart disease is unique. So is the Women's Heart Center. We address this through prevention, education and treatment just for women. Our focus on women's hearts will increase quality of life for our daughters, sisters, mothers, grandmothers, wives and friends.

  • Heart disease prevention
  • Cardiac and postpartum risk assessments
  • Small vessel heart disease
  • Coronary artery disease management
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Questions? Call the Heart Institute

We can answer any appointment, insurance, referral and medical questions.

Call (602) 521-3090

Our Expert Doctors
At the Heart Institute, we provide a fully integrated approach in your cardiac health

Sharon Kusne, FNP

Family Nurse Practitioner

Nurse Practitioner (NP), Banner - University Medicine Cardiology Clinic
I take the time to respond to the personal needs of each patient.

Martha Gulati, MD

Cardiology

Physician, Banner - University Medicine Cardiology Clinic
I am passionate about the study of women and heart disease with a specific interest in ischemic heart disease in women, small vessel disease in women, fitness and prevention of heart disease.

Nickalaus Gramze, MD

Cardiology

Physician, Banner - University Medicine Cardiology Clinic
I deliver comprehensive, expert care in collaboration with each of my patients.
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Innovative leaders in heart care

Our doctors don't just perform complex heart procedures, they research, invent and teach them.

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Highly specialized experts

Our dedicated specialists are deeply knowledgeable and highly focused on their areas of expertise.

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Advancing medical research with U of A
We partner with the University of Arizona to explore new drugs and procedures.
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Access to the latest clinical trials
You may benefit from new treatments not yet available to the public.
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Fellowship and Residency Programs

The Institutes attract the best and brightest residents and fellows from across the country who work alongside our expert doctors to provide you the best in health care.

Structural Heart Fellowship
Cardiology Fellowship
Interventional Cardiology Fellowship