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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.

Clinical Centers

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

Center for aortic care

Center For Aortic Care

The aorta is the largest artery in the body. It carries blood with oxygen to the rest of the body. Aortic disease includes many conditions that can affect any part of the aorta. We offer advanced, comprehensive treatment options performed by a nationally recognized multidisciplinary team of experts.

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Center For Coronary Artery Disease

Coronary arteries supply blood to the heart. Coronary artery disease occurs when fatty deposits collect in these arteries, reducing or blocking blood flow to the heart. This can cause a heart attack. Our team offers leading-edge care and treatment for coronary artery disease that is long-lasting, low-risk and minimally invasive.

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Center For Heart Failure

Heart failure means the heart, despite working harder, becomes less able to pump essential blood and oxygen to organs and tissue in your body. Whether you are in early or advanced stages of heart failure, our integrated team is committed to providing highly personalized care. We incorporate advanced treatments and tests for improved outcomes and a better quality of life.

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Center For Heart Rhythm Disorders

Irregular heartbeats (called arrhythmias) include heartbeats that are too fast, too slow or irregular. Because heart rhythm disorders range from harmless to life-threatening, our experienced team uses a wide range of treatments and specialized technology to treat irregular heartbeats, including atrial fibrillation.

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Center For Heart Valve Disease

Heart valve disease is any condition that prevents the four heart valves from opening and closing properly with each heartbeat. Our heart valve team integrates clinical expertise and the latest research to address your specific valve diagnosis regardless of complexity and severity.

Center for preventive cardiology

Center For Preventive Cardiology

For many, managing heart and vascular health is a lifelong effort. Our multidisciplinary team offers a wide variety of programs to help you understand and prevent heart disease, identify your risk factors and improve your health.

Center for vascular disease

Center For Vascular Disease

Vascular diseases are conditions that affect your veins and arteries. Our dedicated team uses the latest techniques to prevent, diagnose and treat circulatory problems. This enables us to offer exceptional care and to improve outcomes.

Meet the Team

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The Northwestern Medicine Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute is a nationally recognized destination for those who require highly specialized cardiovascular care.

Clinical Research

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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.

    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.

    Learn About Your Heart Health

    Understand your risk for heart disease.

    For the Cardiovascular Professional

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