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Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute

A nationally recognized destination for highly specialized cardiovascular care.

Our approach to cardiovascular care

At Northwestern Medicine Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, we’ve invested in groundbreaking services to deliver outstanding, comprehensive heart and vascular care. Our goal is to achieve superior results for all of our patients and to improve their overall quality of life. By placing an emphasis on listening to our patients’ needs, Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute has become a destination for those requiring highly specialized cardiovascular care.

In 2022-23, U.S. News & World Report named the cardiovascular program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital No. 8 in the nation and the highest ranked program in Illinois for Cardiology and Heart Surgery—a reflection of the leading-edge cardiac and vascular services we offer and the results we obtain for our patients and their families.

Six niche clinical centers within Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute offer patient focused, specialized care, making Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute a leading destination for both initial diagnoses and second opinions. These centers include physicians, nurses and a range of multidisciplinary specialists working with patients to navigate the complex healthcare system, ensuring continuity of care and a seamless shift from inpatient to outpatient services and ultimately home.

Cardiovascular Clinical Centers

Center For Heart Failure

Progressive treatments and tests to stabilize heart failure and improve patients’ quality of life.

Center For Heart Rhythm Disorders

Experienced cardiac electrophysiologists use advanced technology to treat irregular heartbeats.

Center For Heart Valve Disease

Diagnosing and treating conditions affecting heart valves, including using transcatheter techniques.

Center For Preventive Cardiology

A variety of programs to prevent heart and vascular disease and improve your overall health.

Center For Vascular Disease

Comprehensive care for patients with vein and artery diseases, using the newest techniques.

Meet the Teams

Our goal at the Northwestern Medicine Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute is to achieve superior results for all of our patients and to help them return to normal activities while improving their overall quality of life.

Cardiovascular clinical research

Researchers at Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute conduct clinical research trials on all aspects of heart and vascular disease. The following locations within Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute are currently conducting clinical trials and recruiting volunteers:


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    Top 10 in Cardiology & Heart Surgery (No. 8)

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    Take the first step to understand your risk for coronary artery disease and to prevent a heart attack.

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    It is important to know your treatment options and to have confidence in your physician. A second opinion can help you make smart treatment decisions.

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    For the Cardiovascular Professional

    Learn more about physician referrals, CME, clinical trials and news from Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute.