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Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute

A nationally recognized destination for highly
specialized cardiovascular care.

Our approach to heart and vascular care

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

In 2023-24, U.S. News & World Report named the Northwestern Memorial Hospital cardiology, heart & vascular surgery program a top ten program in the nation (No. 7) and the highest ranked program in Illinois for 16 consecutive years—a reflection of the expert care provided and why patients choose to get their heart and vascular seconds opinions from Northwestern Medicine.

Clinical Centers

Seven clinical centers offer patient focused care, specializing in rare and challenging conditions and treatments.

Center for Aortic Care

Offering state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment options for complex aortic disease.

Aortic Valve Disease

Aortic Aneurysm

Aortic Dissection

Bicuspid Aortic Valve Disease

Marfan Syndrome and Related Disorders

and others...

Center For Heart Rhythm Disorders

Experienced cardiac electrophysiologists use advanced technology to treat irregular heartbeats.


Atrial Fibrillation


Catheter Ablation

Left Atrial Appendage Closure

and others...

Center For Heart Valve Disease

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

Aortic Valve Disease

Bicuspid Aortic Valve Disease

Mitral Valve Disease

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Therapies

Tricuspid Valve Disease

and others...

Center For Preventive Cardiology

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

Cardiac Behavioral Medicine

Cardiac Rehabilitation

Cardiovascular Genetics Program

Heart Disease and Pregnancy

Sports Cardiology Program

and others...

Center For Vascular Disease

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

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

Carotid Artery Disease

Deep Vein Thrombosis

Mesenteric Artery Disease

Thoracic Aortic Disease

and others...

Meet the Teams

Heart and vascular clinical research

Researchers at Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute conduct clinical research trials on all aspects of heart and vascular care with the aim of improving treatment and device options, survival and quality of life for patients.

Locations & Contact Information
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    Northwestern Memorial Hospital
    The No. 7 heart and vascular surgery program in the United States and the highest-ranked in Illinois for 16 straight years.

    Make an Appointment

    At Northwestern Medicine Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, we are dedicated to delivering leading-edge, comprehensive heart and vascular care.

    Make an appointment today.

    Looking for a Heart or Vascular Second Opinion?

    We offer second opinions for heart and vascular conditions. You can schedule a virtual visit or an in-person visit at one of our convenient locations.

    Complete a short form to have a nurse contact you by phone or email. They will suggest a physician for you to make your second opinion visit with.

    Schedule a Coronary Calcium Scan

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

    Assess Your Heart Health

    Learn about your heart risk.

    For the Cardiovascular Professional

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

    Pediatric Heart Care

    Learn more about Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago at Northwestern Medicine.