Bust Heart Health Myths” is a free class with Brett Mollenhauer at
Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital, Feb. 20.
Mollenhauer, cardio vascular nurse practitioner, serves as a second provider
with Dr. Anthony Navone at the International Heart Institute in Hamilton.
“Dr. Navone has been running this clinic for several years and the
volume has grown enough and is big enough to need a second provider,”
Mollenhauer said. “Sometime patients see him and sometimes they
see me. It gives people a second option and it helps us with how quickly
we can help more patients.”
Typical cardiology patients in Hamilton are receiving noninvasive care
and are referred for invasive treatments in Missoula if necessary.
“We do screenings, determine what level care they need and manage
patient medications,” Mollenhauer said. “We are the nonsurgical,
nonprocedural side of cardiology.”
The providers conduct stress tests — screening for blockages in the
arteries, shock hearts back to normal rhythm and some testing for peripheral
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