Everyone should have access to the very best heart care possible, no matter where they live. It is this belief that led us to to develop a comprehensive heart and vascular program in North Platte, the only one on the west half of the state of Nebraska.
Together, our board certified and fellowship trained cardiologists offer care that spans from prevention to carotid stents, and a host of interventions in between. You don't have to travel far for advanced heart and vascular care. We're here for you.
We can have you through our doors to lifesaving treatment in about 58 minutes, far quicker than the national average.
Our cardiovascular services
At the Heart & Vascular Center, we perform a wide range of diagnostic and interventional procedures, including:
- Angioplasty and stents
- Calcium score and heart health screenings
- Cardiac catheterization
- Cardiac rehabilitation
- Cardiovascular imaging
- Continuous heart monitoring
- Device implantation
- Heart health education
- Intensive care
- Outpatient diagnostic tests
- Pacemaker surgery
- Pulmonary rehab
Find a heart clinic near you
We offer a full range of heart health services at our main clinic in North Platte:
Our services also reach beyond Lincoln County. We have outreach clinics in communities in Nebraska and Kansas:
Decatur Health Systems
810 W. Columbia St.
Oberlin, KS 67749
Map and driving directions
Meet our cardiologists
- Maria De Bendetti, MD
- Olena Dotsenko, MD
- Ravishankar V. Kalaga, MD
- Richard Markiewicz, MD
- Satya Nelluri, MD
Our advanced practitioners are vital members of the Great Plains Heart and Vascular healthcare team.
- Sadie Johnson, PA-C
- Tra Bui, PA-C
- Traci Hoatson, APRN
Heart attack survivor testimonials
A heart attack can be life-changing.
At Great Plains Health Heart & Vascular Center, our greatest reward is when our patients, like Molly, Rex and Lorraine, go on with their lives with healed hearts and healthier lifestyles.
Here are their inspiring stories—in their own words.
'36-year-olds don't have heart attacks'
When Molly realized she was having a heart attack, despite her young age, she wanted nothing more than to have her husband and her mother by her side. "I couldn't imagine me being somewhere else and not having my family there, even if I just needed a hug from my mom," she says. "I couldn't have asked for better care anywhere."
'The last cigarette I had was about 15 minutes before the heart attack'
Rex's light-headedness and blackout landed him in the Great Plains Health emergency department. It was a turning point. Today he's healthier than ever and enjoying life with his wife and grandchildren again. "You've got everything you need here to recover and to get on the right path," he says.
'You always think it's never going to happen to you'
Lorraine and her husband celebrated the Fourth of July with family and friends at a neighborhood cul-de-sac in North Platte. Cardiologist and neighbor Satya Nelluri, MD, celebrated there with his family as well. Two days later, Lorraine would see Dr. Nelluri again in the Great Plains Health emergency department. She was having a heart attack. Thanks to the quick action of the staff at Great Plains Health, she survived without long-term heart damage.
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