Dr. Kenneth Nielson, MD

Cardiology •  Male • Age 60

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Kenneth Nielson, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Draper, UT and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Nielson has more experience with Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders, Congenital Cardiac Disorders, and Cardiac Care than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of Utah School of Medicine medical school in 1988. He is affiliated with St. Mark's Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Nielson to book an appointment.


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Heart Center at Lone Peak

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(801) 571-6100
Heart Center at Lone Peak74 E Kimballs Ln Ste 210 Draper, UT 84020
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Heart Center at St. Mark's

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(801) 571-6100
Heart Center at St. Mark's1160 E 3900 S Ste 2000 Salt Lake City, UT 84124
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Dr. Nielson has been my doctor since 2007. I wouldn’t even consider changing to anyone else. My visits have always been pleasant and helpful. I would highly recommend Dr. Nielson to anyone looking for a kind and competent cardiologist.
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I love Dr. Nielson. He is the whole package. Kind, compassionate, honest and a great communicator.
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Dr. Nielsen is supremely competent, very personable and takes the time to answer all my question. The office staff is very friendly and efficient. Their computers are all well linked and the prescriptions, and followup appointments are efficiently automatic.
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Dr. Nielson is a very caring, empathetic and educated person. These factors make him a wonderful doctor, as well as a great human being. I've been a patient for a long time and he has never let me down, has always been understanding and willing to listen and respond. I wish more doctors were like Dr. Nielson!! The world would be much better off...
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Dr. Nielson is one of the good guys. He really cares about folks.
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Dr Nielson is very thorough and caring. My pacemaker is working great. Has given me back the strength and energy I needed to go forward.
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I am a new patient of Dr Nielson and came to him with concerning results from a Coronary Calcium test. He explained the results and discussed the many factors linked to heart disease. He scheduled me for a treadmill stress test the next day and made the effort to review the results straight after I completed the test. Fortunately the results were promising and Dr Nielson's knowledge and calm demeanor helped me through a challenging time. I am thrilled to have him on my care team.
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I’ve always had the best of care from Dr Nielsen, whenever I’ve needed an appointment or an answer, he and his staff are always there. I feel very comfortable with Dr Nieson, he always explained all my options and procedures and what to expect, thank you Dr Nielson for being just the best cardiologist ever !!
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As always, a caring, interested physician, who genuinely cares for my well being.
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Dr. Kenneth Nielsen is a highly competent heart surgeon and I have been under his care since 2003. I would recommend him as the doctor to see.
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At the last minute it became obvious I needed my heart checked by the best specialist nearby. Luckily, I knew the name of the best, Dr. Kris Nielson, and without an opening, he made time for me.
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he explained clearly what is happening andwhat we wioo be working n
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I felt immediately at ease with Dr. Kris Nielsen. I've been to many Doctors in my life and none compare to Dr. Nielsen, he is kind, courteous, informative, knowledgeable, professional and above all interested in me as a patient! I have complete trust and faith in his diagnosis and treatment and I value him as a friend.
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Dr. Nielson has a pleasant personality and is thorough in going over my questions. He takes the time to listen. I appreciate his efforts with my care and would recommend Dr. Nielson.
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I am a new patient of Dr. Kenneth Nielson MD because my other heart doctor retired. I was so pleased with my visit and the thorough explanation of previous testing done and explanation of my heart condition. I appreciated his efforts about my care and medications.
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Listens, thorough, considerate. I highly recommend Dr. Nielson.
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Dr. Nielson accepts the following insurance:

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Practice Areas

Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders

Adult congenital cardiac disorder specialists diagnose and treat heart disorders, such as arrythmias and mitral valve disease, that have been present from birth to adulthood.

Typically treats 90% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Arrhythmias
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nielson treats Arrhythmias more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Nielson treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Atrial Flutter
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nielson treats Atrial Flutter more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Nielson treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Atrial Fibrillation
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nielson treats Atrial Fibrillation more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Nielson treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Congenital Cardiac Disorders

Congenital cardiac disorder specialists diagnose and treat heart disorders, such as septal defections and Ebstein's anomaly, that are present from birth.

Typically treats 95% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Congenital Heart Defects
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nielson treats Congenital Heart Defects more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Nielson treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Septal Defect
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nielson treats Septal Defect more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Nielson treats this condition more than 92% of their peers

Cardiac Care

Cardiac care specialists diagnose and treat general cardiac conditions such as high blood pressure, angina, and arrhythmias through procedures including cardiovascular stress tests, ablation therapy, and heart valve surgery.

Typically treats 81% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 23 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Heart Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nielson treats Heart Disease more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Nielson treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Cardiac Imaging
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nielson performs Cardiac Imaging more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Nielson performs this procedure more than 100% of their peers

Hyperlipidemia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nielson treats Hyperlipidemia more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Nielson treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Electrophysiology

Electrophysiologists monitor, diagnose and treat abnormal heart rhythms through procedures such as electrocardiograms (EKGs) and pacemaker insertions

Typically treats 83% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Cardiovascular Stress Test
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nielson performs Cardiovascular Stress Test more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Nielson performs this procedure more than 100% of their peers

Cardioversion, Elective
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nielson performs Cardioversion, Elective more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Nielson performs this procedure more than 93% of their peers

Cardiac Electrophysiology
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nielson performs Cardiac Electrophysiology more than 74% of their peers

Dr. Nielson performs this procedure more than 74% of their peers

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Dr. Nielson's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Impella Device
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripartum Cardiomyopathy
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Pulmonary Valve Surgery
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Venous Hypertension

About Me

Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life. In recognition of this commitment, we strive to deliver high quality, cost effective healthcare in the communities we serve.

Specialties

  • Cardiology

Education

Maine Med Center
Fellowship Hospital
1991
L D S Hospital
Residency Hospital
1989
L D S Hospital
Internship Hospital
1988
University of Utah School of Medicine
Medical School

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St. Mark's Hospital

Salt Lake City, UT

67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average

  • Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)