Cardiac Care Center | COE Cardiac Care Center

Welcome to Trinity Cardiac Care
Center of Excellence

Cardiovascular (heart) disease is the leading cause of death and disability in North Dakota. Trinity Health offers comprehensive cardiovascular services aimed at preventing, diagnosing, treating and recovering from cardiovascular disease.
Our programs target the full range of conditions related to the heart and vascular system, including congestive heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), arteriosclerosis (narrowing or hardening of the arteries), peripheral vascular disease and more.

Patients with cardiovascular conditions benefit from the expertise of a highly experienced team, which includes:

  • Board-certified cardiologists
  • Board-certified cardiothoracic and vascular surgeons
  • Nurses with cardiovascular expertise
  • Exercise physiologists
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation Specialists

For more than 30 years our heart specialists have set the standard for quality care, introducing new technology and many "firsts," including the first angiogram, placement of the first stent, and the first angioplasty performed in our region. To date, our heart team has completed over one thousand surgical procedures. Our long-standing tradition of excellence and leadership in cardiac care continues into the 21st Century.

 Chuck Leet tells the story about his life reinvented with Trinity Health

Cardiovascular Services

Arrhythmia management
Treatment for Heart failure
Interventional cardiology and angioplasty
Noninvasive cardiac imaging
Preventive cardiology
Vascular medicine
Pacemaker clinic//Implanted Cardioverter Defibrillator clinic
Coronary stenting
EECP/Enhanced External Counter Pulsation therapy

Cardiothoracic Surgical Procedures

Aortic surgery
Heart valve repair/replacement
Coronary bypass
Minimally invasive procedures

Test and Procedures for Diagnosing Dardiac Disorders include:

Stress testing, including Cardiolyte
Heart imaging
Electrocardiogram (EKG)
Holter monitoring
Angiogram, including renal (kidneys) and abdominal aorta
King of Hearts/24-hour monitoring
Tilt Table

 Physicians in this field:
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Leah Brewster DNP

Leah Brewster, DNP, has joined Trinity's Cardiology team as a Doctor of Nursing Practice. She&# --More--

Valentine Chikwendu MD

Valentine Chikwendu, MD, is a board certified specialist in general and nuclear cardiology. He prov --More--

Emad Dodin MD

Board certified with 20 years of experience, Dr. Emad Dodin is provides up-to-date treatments for pe --More--

Samir Turk MD

Dr. Turk is board certified in general cardiology and interventional cardiology. A graduate of the R --More--

Sharon Wright NP

As a cardiac nurse practitioner, Sharon Wright, FNP-C, works closely with Trinity's cardiology t --More--