International Heart Institute of Montana
The International Heart Institute (IHI) provides the full spectrum of cardiac care, including open-heart surgery, vascular surgery, interventional and electrophysiology and programs for congestive heart failure and heart health.
At the International Heart Institute of Montana, we bring together an expert team of cardiologists, heart surgeons, nurses and others to perform advanced cardiac procedures and search for new and improved ways to treat heart disease.
Founded in 1995, we have clinics throughout Western Montana, including Missoula, Hamilton and Butte and are staffed by physicians and other care providers from Providence St. Patrick Hospital and the University of Montana. Our physicians travel to other communities to help maintain heart health across the region.
Our staff understands that families and loved ones have unique needs and concerns and are an important part of the healing process. We make sure your questions are answered and your family’s needs are met during outpatient care. We will communicate promptly with your personal physician.
The International Heart Institute of Montana Foundation provides training and education to cardiologists from around the world at the annual Rocky Mountain Valve Symposium. Each year, world-class heart surgeons and cardiologists debate new treatment plans, showcase new techniques and are trained on the latest life-saving procedures to benefit cardiac patients across the globe.
Each year, the foundation is also pleased to coordinate the Heart Expo, a community-wide educational event that attracts over 1,000 attendees from throughout Montana, Idaho and beyond. The Heart Expo features lectures from IHI doctors and care providers on the latest advances in treating heart disease, educational displays, demonstrations, information booths and low-cost blood screenings.
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We conduct clinical research at Missoula’s International Heart Institute. The purpose of all clinical trials is the same: to determine whether a new approach is more effective than current ones in the prevention, early detection or treatment of disease.
Today’s standards of care were yesterday’s clinical trial. Advances in medicine and science result from new ideas developed through research. Our doctors work with researchers to offer new cardiac treatments to patients. Our researchers and cardiologists have created an atmosphere of intellectual curiosity and discovery to advance cardiac care.