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Hennepin Heart Center

The Hennepin Heart Center provides comprehensive care for your heart by specialists in all areas of cardiovascular medicine. We care for common cardiovascular problems such as blocked arteries and abnormal rhythms and we evaluate and manage heart failure, complex heart, and arterial disease.

Our Commitment to Racial Justice and the Community.

On behalf of the Department of Medicine

We rise in solidarity with all members of our community who are grieving and fighting against social injustice and structural racism. We want you to know that we are here for you and your families. We will support the cause of racial justice and are also well aware that inequality leads to poorer health care outcomes.

We recognize the strain on our community both emotionally and physically. We continue to provide the best medical care for you. We also understand the fear, mistrust and difficulties you may experience while navigating your healthcare needs, and will work to eliminate these barriers. We are committed to providing safe, accessible, and unbiased healthcare for all who are in need or desire it and we will partner with our community to learn how best to address inequities in effective and meaningful ways. We are here to care for you and share in your wellness. We encourage you to call us with any concerns as well as thoughts on how we can move forward in this necessary journey together. We are here with you, for life.

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Hennepin Healthcare’s Heart Center has again received the American Heart / American Stroke Association’s (AHA/ASA) Get With The Guidelines® Heart Failure achievement award. The Heart Center is also qualified to be recognized as a recipient of the AHA/ASA’s Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll Award.


Inpatient Services

The Heart Center includes a 49-bed unit that specializes in heart and kidney patients. The unit includes 12 intermediate care beds and three team centers. Our most frequent cardiac patients have experienced chest pain, coronary artery disease with complications, heart attacks, heart failure, heart rhythm problems, heart surgery, pacemaker, and implantable defibrillator placements.


We offer a full range of cardiovascular surgery procedures including coronary artery bypass grafting, repair, and replacement of heart valves, repair of select congenital heart defects, surgical correction of atrial fibrillation, and major aortic surgery. Our surgeons specialize in off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting, cardiac surgery in high-risk patients, and surgical repair of aortic dissections and thoracic aortic aneurysms. Our surgeons also specialize in the surgical treatment of the aorta including repair of aortic dissections, aortic aneurysms, and aortic injuries related to trauma. We also offer nonsurgical repair of aortic aneurysms - endovascular stenting of the aorta - for patients who meet the specified criteria.

Cardiovascular Imaging

The Echocardiography Laboratory, the Nuclear Cardiology Laboratory, and the Electrocardiogram Laboratory offer a full range of heart monitoring and non-invasive imaging services. We maintain a longstanding standard of high quality transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography, with the addition of newer modalities such as 3D echocardiography, strain and myocardial perfusion imaging. Cardiac stress testing is available using exercise and dobutamine echocardiography as well as exercise and pharmacological myocardial perfusion (nuclear) imaging. Advanced imaging with coronary CT angiography, calcium score and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are also routinely performed in conjunction with the radiology department.

Cardiac Catheterization Lab

The Cardiac Catheterization Lab features state-of-the-art technology and treatment for heart disease, including interventional cardiology, electrophysiology labs, and the door-to-balloon program.

Arrhythmia Management Program

The Arrhythmia Management Program involves all aspects of current diagnostic and therapeutic modalities. These include drug therapy, electrophysiologic testing, pacemakers, defibrillators, and radiofrequency ablation.

Cardiac Rehabilitation

Cardiovascular Rehabilitation offers individualized, comprehensive and follow up care to the cardiovascular patient.

Cardiology Clinic

The Cardiology Clinic in the Hennepin Heart Center provides recognized care at the highest level. The clinic was recently identified as the number one rated cardiology clinic by patients for "overall provider experience" in Minnesota, according to results published by CGCAHPS, a tool used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to collect patient feedback

Our pharmacists

At Hennepin Healthcare, we offer a service provided by qualified pharmacists designed to help you better understand your medications and reach your health goals. We work closely with your doctors and other healthcare providers to make sure all of your medications are safe and effective and give you the best results. This is called Medication Therapy Management.


Cardiac Catheterization Lab

State-of-the-art technology can be found in the Cardiac Cath Lab for performing many procedures.

Electrophysiology Lab

3D cardiac mapping is one of many processes and procedures done in this lab. 

Cardiac Rehabilitation

Cardiac rehabilitation provides monitored, customized education and exercise programs. 

Cardiovascular Imaging

Cardiovascular imaging at Hennepin Healthcare consists of state-of-the-art procedures and treatments.


A partnership between cardiology and oncology for those affected by cancer and therefore, potential heart issues.

Cardiovascular Surgery

Also known as thoracic or cardiothoracic surgery involves surgeries inside the chest.

Extracorporeal Life Support

Also known as ECMO, this treatment is for patients who do not respond to other life support methods. 

Women's Heart Health

Women and men have different symptoms when it comes to heart disease.

Tips for a Healthy Heart

Small lifestyle changes can make a big impact on improving your heart health. 

Healthy Matters | WCCO

Ask the Cardiologist

Dr. Hilden discusses heart disease with Dr. David Fine.

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