In his lifetime, “Pre” was an active advocate for cardiovascular health. What better legacy for this celebrated runner than to make his home region a heart-healthy community?
The Prefontaine Cardiovascular Center is staffed by a dedicated and diverse group of healthcare professionals whose primary goal is to improve heart health and save lives on Oregon’s South Coast. Our highly trained, experienced staff members receive ongoing training to stay up-to-date on the latest advances in cardiovascular care.
Committed to High-Quality Care
We may be in rural Oregon, but we believe that our patients deserve the same level of quality care as that provided in much larger cities. That’s why the Prefontaine Cardiovascular Center established a quality-focused partnership with OHSU (Oregon Health & Science University). We offer advanced care for conditions affecting the heart and blood vessels, including arrhythmia, cardiomyopathy, coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, heart disease, hypertension, vascular disease, and more.
A Life Saved
Kurt Dammel was mowing the lawn at his Gold Beach home in June 2017, when a pain in his shoulder forced him to stop. Little did he know that the pain was the beginning of a near-death experience. Kurt told his wife what was bothering him, and as a retired nurse she immediately recognized the signs: Kurt was having a heart attack.
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