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Heart, Lung and Vascular Care

Cardiac Care at McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center focuses on the functions and disorders of the heart and its connected circulatory system. According to the American Heart Association, 84 million people in the U.S. suffer from some form of cardiovascular disease, affecting blood flow throughout the body. Cardiovascular disease can lead to heart attacks, strokes or other serious complications.


Having Chest Symptoms? Get Help ASAP! Call 911

If you are not sure that you are having a heart attack and you need to know more, try answering these questions:

  1. Are you having discomfort in the middle of your chest?
  2. Are you having any of the following chest discomfort symptoms: Fullness within the chest, burning within the chest, aching within the chest, tightness within the chest or similar type symptom?
  3. Do these chest discomfort symptoms come and go?
  4. Are these chest discomfort symptoms worse with activity and disappear when you rest?
  5. Are you reluctant to tell someone of these symptoms?
  6. Are you reluctant to call because you think your mild symptoms do not warrant doing so?
  7. Do you have any of these other associated symptoms: Discomfort that goes from the chest to your left arm or to your jaw, clammy perspiration, shortness of breath, nausea or dizziness?
  8. If you carry with you nitroglycerin, does the nitroglycerin seem to take away the discomfort within 5 minutes?

If you answered yes to most of these questions you owe it to yourself to get these symptoms checked out immediately at the nearest hospital’s Emergency Room or Chest Pain Center.

It is better to be safe than sorry.





Nicholas J. Engstrom, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Eric Nordsieck, MD

Electrophysiology (EP)

Patrick Bergin, MD


Jay Chappell, MD


Stephen Wall, MD


To find a Cardiologist that best fits your needs please click Find A Provider

Member(s) of the Medical Staff at McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center.
Oregon Heart Group AND McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center are independent affiliates.

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McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center has earned a distinguished three-star rating from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) for its patient care and outcomes in isolated coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) procedures. The STS star rating system is one of the most sophisticated and highly regarded overall measures of quality in health care. Read More

For information on procedures or heart health, check out The American College of Cardiology.

McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center has been recognized by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) in the “Best Hospitals” issue of U.S. News & World Report for dedication to McKenzie Willamette’s heart patients. Patients and caregivers can trust hospitals and health systems that participate in the NCDR, receive ACC’s Accreditation seal of approval and are recognized for delivering the best inpatient care. Through the participation in the ACC’s proven quality programs, we inform our robust quality improvement processes using data to drive improvements in adherence to guideline recommendations and overall quality of care provided to McKenzie Willamette’s heart patients. McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center is committed to providing top level care.

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