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Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology

If you're scheduled for a heart transplant out of state, our heart failure experts can help you prepare for your surgery and recovery close to home. We are the only heart failure clinic in the region with cardiologists who are board certified in advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology.

Highlights & Resources

  • Blog Post

    St. Luke’s Named One of Nation’s Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospitals

  • Facilities & Locations

We work to educate you about heart failure and manage your symptoms to optimize recovery or slow disease progression.

  • Location & Contact Info

    3525 E. Louise Drive
    (Meadowlake Building), Suite 401
    Meridian, ID 83642
    (208) 322-1680


  • General Cardiology


    Murali N. Bathina MD, FACC is fellowship-trained in cardiology, with special board certifications in advanced heart failure, nuclear cardiology and boarded in echocardiography. He currently serves as the system medical director for all of St. Luke’s heart and vascular services. 

    Dr. Bathina's clinical practice focuses on diagnosis and treatment of most heart conditions. His areas of special focus include heart failure, cardiac imaging and cardio-oncology. He is also the founder of the cardio-oncology service at St Luke’s that specializes in protecting the heart during and after cancer treatment.

    Prior to his medical education, Dr. Bathina earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago.


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  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
  • General Cardiology


    Brian P. Nolan, DO, FACC specializes in nuclear cardiology, heart failure, and associated cath lab procedures to produce cardiac imaging and identify areas for intervention. He also performs stress tests and collaborates with colleagues to support patients before and after a heart transplant. He greatly appreciates St. Luke's team-based approach to patient care, which contributes to an exceptional care environment and better patient outcomes.

    Dr. Nolan's goals are to alleviate suffering, prolong life and help people feel better. He's passionate about sharing the benefits of a healthy lifestyle with his patients and encourages plant-based, whole-food nutrition as well as regular physical activity.
    Currently serving as medical director for St. Luke's nuclear cardiology, Dr. Nolan is also the medical director of St. Luke's cardiology research, and welcomes discussion regarding available research programs and protocols. He leads a successful research team, focusing on clinical trials in heart failure, hyperlipidemia, coronary artery disease, and cardiac arrhythmias. He has previously served as heart and vascular department chair and as a member of the department's operational council.
    Dr. Nolan began his career in physical therapy. His appreciation of anatomy and physiology inspired him to expand his education and expertise through medical school. Today, he is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, and advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology.
    Outside of work, Dr. Nolan is a dedicated exercise enthusiast and endurance athlete, competing in renowned events such as the Boston Marathon and Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon. He and his wife have two sons.  


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