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Cardiovascular Care (Heart and Vascular)

We’re at the heart of your community. Trust Northwestern Medicine for cardiovascular expertise.

Our approach to cardiovascular care

At Northwestern Medicine, 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, Northwestern Medicine has become a destination for those requiring highly specialized cardiovascular care.

Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute is consistently recognized as one of the elite programs in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report and additional leading industry experts—a reflection of the heart and vascular services we offer and the results we obtain for our patients, their families and the region we serve. And while this external recognition is important, it is what we do for our patients every day that makes us most proud.

Six niche 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 niche programs 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.

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.

Areas of Care

Center For Coronary Artery Disease

The Center for Coronary Artery Disease provides preventive care, diagnosis and treatment for coronary artery disease.

Center For Heart Failure

A team of specialists at the Center for Heart Failure work together to provide progressive tests and treatments to stabilize heart failure. 

Center For Heart Rhythm Disorders

Northwestern Medicine is home to experienced cardiovascular specialists and advanced technology to offer you high quality care. 

Center For Heart Valve Disease

The Northwestern Medicine Center for Heart Valve Disease uses an integrated approach to diagnose and treat conditions affecting heart valves.

Center For Preventive Cardiology

The Center for Preventive Cardiology offers a variety of programs to prevent heart disease and improve your overall heart health.

Center For Vascular Disease

The Center for Vascular Disease is dedicated to providing comprehensive care to patients using the newest techniques.


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Looking for a Cardiovascular Second Opinion?

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.

Know Your Risk

Use these health assessment tools to understand your risk for:

Cardiovascular Clinical Resources

Additional programs are available to help you with your cardiovascular diagnosis.

Cardiac Rehabilitation

See how cardiac rehabilitation can help people who have cardiovascular disease ease their symptoms.