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Minneapolis Heart Institute®
Setting the standard in cardiovascular care
Minneapolis Heart Institute® is recognized as one of the world's leading heart institutes. We are committed to making a difference in the quality of life of the people we serve, here in our own communities and around the world.
Minneapolis Heart Institute® providers offer a full range of cardiovascular services five days per week at the following locations.
Minneapolis Heart Institute® providers see patients in several communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin, offering cardiology consultation and cardiac diagnostic services where it is most convenient for patients. Learn more about the specific providers and services offered in these communities.
If distance to the Twin Cities presents challenges for patients who need diagnostic imaging services, Minneapolis Heart Institute® offers world-class diagnostic imaging services such as echocardiography, nuclear medicine and vascular imaging in the following locations.
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Excellence in Cardiology
Minneapolis Heart Institute® at Abbott Northwestern Hospital ranked #1 in the Twin Cities and #29 nationally in cardiology and heart surgery by US News & World Report Best Hospitals list.
For more information about our locations and services, please call 612-863-3900 or 1-800-582-5175.
Minneapolis Heart Institute® is one of only a few centers in the Midwest to offer heart transplants and LVADs and transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI).
Minneapolis Heart Institute®'s Center for Advanced Heart Failure Treatment brings together a team that specializes in heart failure and understands how to manage it.
Minneapolis Heart Institute® at Abbott Northwestern Hospital is equipped to handle all cardiac and vascular (blood vessel) emergencies.
Minneapolis Heart Institute at Abbott Northwestern Hospital offers several options for diagnosing and treating heart rhythm issues.
Imaging & diagnostic testing (including HeartScan Minnesota)
MHI physicians perform clinical cardiology consultation, as well as the full spectrum of non-invasive cardiovascular diagnostic procedures on the Abbott Northwestern Hospital campus in south Minneapolis, at other Metro-area sites and in several Minnesota communities outside the Twin Cities.
Interventional cardiology refers to catheter-based treatments that repair or correct structural heart diseases, like coronary artery disease, congenital heart defects, peripheral artery disease (PAD) and others.
The Midwest Adult Congenital Cardiac (MACC) Center is a collaboration between Minneapolis Heart Institute® at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Children's Heart Clinic (CHC) and Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota (CHCM) and was created to treat adult and adolescent survivors of heart defects.
The Preventive Cardiology Clinic offers programs for adults who are at risk for heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular diseases — and for people who have experienced cardiovascular problems.
The pulmonary hypertension program provides comprehensive assessment and management for all types of pulmonary hypertension. Extensive evaluation includes state-of-the-art invasive vasodilator testing.
Minneapolis Heart Institute®'s Valve Center at Abbott Northwestern Hospital evaluates and treats heart valve disorders using the latest diagnostic, surgical and non-surgical techniques.
The Vascular Center, located on the second floor of the Abbott Northwestern Heart Hospital, is a new division of this nationally recognized institute of excellence. The Center provides comprehensive care to individuals with vascular health conditions and diseases.
Our mission is to educate women of the risks of heart disease, support women and families in creating and choosing lifestyles which strengthen heart health, nurture and care for women with heart disease, and add to the body of research specific to women and cardiovascular disease.
Angina is chest pain caused by poor blood flow through the blood vessels of the heart muscle.
Heart attack happens when an artery that feeds your heart muscle becomes blocked with plaque (fatty deposits) or by a clot. When the blood cannot flow to the heart, damage or death to the heart muscle may occur.
Heart rhythm problems
Arrhythmia or dysrhythmia is an irregular heartbeat or rhythm. There are many kinds.
High blood pressure
Blood pressure is the amount of pressure within the walls of your arteries. High blood pressure is increased pressure against artery walls.
Peripheral artery disease (PAD)
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) occurs when plaque clogs the arteries in your legs, reducing blood flow to your legs and feet.
A stroke results when blood and oxygen flow to the brain is stopped or interrupted. This happens because of a ruptured or blocked blood vessel.
These cardiologists from Minneapolis Heart Institute® bring heart health care to the Twin Cities and surrounding communities.
The following forms will help our staff and physicians to understand your needs and your health history. Further, they can ensure a smoother process when you arrive for your appointment.
R.T. Rybak's second chance
Today, R.T. Rybak is more focused than ever on his health. While he has made a full recovery from the heart attack, he is being closely monitored by Yale Wang, MD, a cardiologist at Minneapolis Heart Institute®. In addition to prescribing several medicines, Wang helped Rybak integrate cardiac rehabilitation into his regular exercise routine.
Last year Matt Hanley sought the advice of John Lesser, MD, a cardiologist at Minneapolis Heart Institute®. After reviewing Hanley's family and personal medical history, Lesser ordered an advanced lipid profile.