Hennepin Heart Center
The Hennepin Heart Center provides comprehensive care for your heart by specialists in all areas of cardiovascular medicine. We have been delivering patient-centered, high-quality cardiovascular care to all of our patients for more than forty years. 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.
The Heart Center at HCMC 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 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.
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 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.
Cardiovascular Rehabilitation offers individualized, comprehensive and follow up care to the cardiovascular patient.
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
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.