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Cardiac health

For many of our patients, managing cardiac health is a lifelong effort. Northwestern Medicine emphasizes the importance of preventive medicine—taking measures to keep disease from occurring—in managing heart health. Northwestern Medicine Center for Preventive Cardiology offers a variety of programs to prevent heart disease and improve your overall heart health.

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

Adult Congenital Heart Disease

Northwestern Medicine offers education, care and treatment for adult congenital heart disease.

Cardiac Behavioral Medicine

Northwestern Medicine Cardiac Behavioral Medicine treats the emotional well-being of patients with heart and vascular disease, including stress, depression and lifestyle behaviors.

Cardiac Rehab

Cardiac rehabilitation is a supervised program of exercise and education for cardiovascular patients. The goal is to help patients return to the best possible physical condition so you feel stronger, have more energy and decrease your risk for future cardiovascular problems.

Cardiovascular Bridge Program

Northwestern Medicine Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute and the Heart Center at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago have partnered to establish the innovative Cardiovascular Bridge program.

Cardiovascular Genetics Program

Northwestern Medicine Cardiovascular Genetics Program provides cardiovascular care encompassing genetic testing and medical management for all forms of inherited cardiovascular diseases.

Heart Disease and Pregnancy

Northwestern Medicine Heart Disease and Pregnancy Program has specialists to help manage all forms of heart disease during pregnancy.

Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic syndrome is the presence of three or more metabolic risk factors that may predict the future development of heart disease, stroke and diabetes.

Risk Reduction

Risk factors for cardiovascular disease include both modifiable and non-modifiable habits, traits and conditions.

Sports Cardiology Program

Northwestern Medicine Sports Cardiology Program offers skilled clinical care sensitive to athletes' needs for cardiac health and safe athletic participation.

Program for Women's Cardiovascular Health

Northwestern Medicine Program for Women's Cardiovascular Health is dedicated to identifying cardiovascular disease and providing care designed specifically for women.

Locations & Contact Information
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    The No. 7 heart and vascular surgery program in the United States and the highest-ranked in Illinois for 17 straight years.

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

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    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.

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