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Your heart. Our hands. Connected.

Life can change in an instant because of heart disease. At Sanford Bemidji Heart & Vascular Center, from the moment of emergency to the moment you celebrate a life-saving procedure, we are ready before you ever need us. If life hands you the unexpected, the team at Sanford Bemidji is here to help you.

At Sanford Bemidji, we are growing to meet the needs of our community. We are committed to bringing new facilities, broadened services and even better care. In January 2013 the region's only Heart & Vascular Center opened its doors at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center. Offering a comprehensive range of cardiology and vascular services, and now 24/7 Emergent STEMI Cardiac Care. Cardiac care isn't something that can wait. Creating this center with a dedicated cardiac cath suite and equipping it with the most advanced technologies enables Sanford Bemidji to save time and lives.

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Heart & Vascular Center Fact Sheet

Sanford Bemidji Opens Region’s Only Heart & Vascular Center

Dr. Brian Livermore is retired, but found himself back in the E.R. this summer after suffering a heart attack. Thanks to the newly established STEMI heart code team at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center, he is alive and well.



List of Services

General Cardiology 

  • Treadmill Stress Tests
  • Stress Echocardiogram
  • Echocardiogram, Transthoracic Echocardiogram (TTE), and Transesophageal Echocardiogram (TEE) 
  • Nuclear Stress Test
  • Cardiac Catheterization and Angiography
  • Evaluation and treatment of rhythm disorders
  • Cardiac Event and Holter Monitors
  • Cardioversion
  • CT Coronary Angiography
  • Pacemaker Clinic
  • Cardiac event monitoring

Interventional Cardiology

  • Coronary Angioplasty and Stenting


  • Implantable Loop Recorders
  • Pacemaker implantation and follow-up

Emergent STEMI Cardiac Care 24/7 (SegmenT Elevation Myocardial Infarction)

Vascular Interventions & Surgeries

  • Lower extremity angiography, angioplasty, atherectomy and stenting
  • Renal angiography and stenting
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair
  • Vascular surgery
  • Endovenous ablation
  • IVC Filters
  • Arterial and Venus Thrombectomy
  • Dialysis Fistula creation and maintenance

Sanford Bemidji Cardiology Team 

Jeffrey Watkins, MD              Nur Jameel, MD, PhD            Kris Anderson, MD   
Interventional Cardiology       Interventional Cardiology     Non-Invasive Cardiology
Interventional Cardiology

Sanford Bemidji Vascular Team 

Vascular Surgeon    

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