Heart Care (Cardiology)

M Health Fairview Heart Care is a team of cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, advanced practitioners, nurses, and healthcare professionals committed to providing lifesaving care to people with heart disease. Our heart specialists and their teams build upon a 60-year legacy of clinical care, research, and innovation, including the world’s first open-heart surgery.

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We’ve transformed lives with major advances in valve replacements, transplants, cardiac resuscitation, and other techniques to treat heart disease. We bring together a deep understanding of academic medicine and advanced clinical care to tailor our therapies to each patient’s individual condition.

Our Approach

Our specialists and their teams have been pioneering heart care research and innovative treatment techniques used to treat heart disease for more than 60 years. We’ve transformed lives with major “firsts” in heart care, including:

  • The world’s first successful open heart surgeries
  • The first heart transplant in Minnesota
  • The state’s first heart/lung transplant
  • The first clinical studies in heart failure
  • The implantation of the first partial artificial heart (LVAD)
  • Some of the first highly intricate, close-up images of the heart

Recognition for exceptional heart care
We are honored to be recognized with the following heart care awards.

U.S. News & World Report

Fairview Ridges Hospital, high performing in heart failure care

Fairview Southdale Hospital, high performing in heart failure care

University of Minnesota Medical Center, High Performing in heart failure care

Get With the Guidelines Awards, American Heart Association

Fairview Lakes Medical Center, Silver Award in heart failure

Fairview Northland, Gold Award in heart failure

Fairview Range, Gold Award in heart failure

Fairview Ridges Hospital, Gold Award in heart failure

Fairview Southdale Hospital, Gold Award in heart failure

Fairview Southdale Hospital, Silver Award in atrial fibrillation

University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC), Gold Award in heart failure

University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC), Bronze in atrial fibrillation

Women’s Choice Award in Heart Care

Fairview Southdale Hospital and University of Minnesota Medical Center

Conditions We Treat

M Health Fairview Heart Care cardiologists and cardiac surgeons have experience treating people with conditions of the heart, arteries, and veins (cardiovascular diseases). Our team of care providers work together to determine the most appropriate treatment for our patients' individual needs. M Health Heart Care provides management and services for several conditions, including but not limited to those listed below.

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Amyloidosis
  • Angina
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Disease
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Regurgitation
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valvular Disease
  • Arrhythmia
  • Arrhythmia
  • Arteritis
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Bicuspid Aortic Valve Disease
  • Branch Artery Aneurysmal Disease
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Total Occlusion
  • Claudication/Lower Extremity Pain with Walking
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Connective Tissue Disease
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Coronary Blockages
  • Coronary Calcification
  • Critical Limb Ischemia CLI
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • DiGeorge Syndrome
  • Digital Ischemia
  • Edema
  • Elevated Lipoprotein A (LPA)
  • Endocarditis
  • Familial Hyperlipidemia
  • Fibromuscular Disease
  • Heart Attack
  • Heart Failure
  • Pediatric Heart Failure
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Valve Disease
  • Hypercholesterolemia (Elevated LDL)
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertriglyceremia
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Leaky Heart Valve
  • Left Ventricular Hypertrophy
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Lymphatic Disease
  • Lymphedema
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mesenteric Ischemia (Abdominal Angina)
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Mitral Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valvular Disease
  • Muscular Dystrophies and Related Disorders
  • Myocardial infarction
  • Myocarditis
  • Noonan Syndrome
  • Pericardial Effusion
  • Pericarditis
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Popliteal Entrapment Syndromes
  • Post Thrombotic Syndrome
  • Pulmonary Artery Stenosis
  • Pulmonary Embolism (PE)
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Stenosis
  • Raynaud's Syndrome
  • Renal and Mesenteric Aneurysms
  • Resistant Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
  • Scleroderma
  • Pediatric Scleroderma
  • Statin Intolerance
  • Subclavian Artery Disease
  • Syncope
  • Takayasu's Disease
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Thromboangiitis Obliterans (Buerger's Disease)
  • Tricuspid Regurgitation
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Turner Syndrome
  • Univentricular Heart
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Venous Thromboembolism (Acute and Chronic)
  • Ventricular Septal Defect
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White WPW Syndrome

Treatments, Tests, and Procedures

M Health Fairview Heart Care offers a full range of the world’s finest heart services, from heart disease prevention and treatment to transplants and heart valve replacement. Availability of the services may vary among M Health Heart Care locations. Please confirm when you call to request an appointment.

Anticoagulation Medication Monitoring

Anticoagulation Medication Monitoring is comprised of a team of specialized nurses and pharmacists who work with patients on an individual basis to maintain the right dose of warfarin or other anticoagulant medications.
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Aortic Root Replacement

Aortic root replacement is necessary when it is larger than a certain size—between 4.5 and 5.5 centimeters, depending on the patient. The aortic root can be affected by infection, natural laxity of the aortic tissue with enlargement over time, and more.
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Blood Conservation Cardiac Surgery

For a number of reasons, cardiac surgery has a greater potential for bleeding than other surgical procedures. Because of this, our heart care team has developed several strategies to avoid blood loss and reduce transfusions for all patients before, during and after cardiac surgery.
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Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting

Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is a procedure for people who have severe blockages of the coronary arteries. Two treatment options are available for people who have blockages: noninvasive stent placement or open bypass surgery.
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Heart Failure Management

If you have been diagnosed with heart failure, your heart muscle isn’t pumping effectively, and blood isn’t circulating properly. When fluids back up into your lungs, it is called congestive heart failure. Our specialists can help you manage your condition.
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Heart Imaging and Diagnostic

Cardiovascular imaging provides noninvasive views of the heart and vessels with minimal risk to patients. Its technologies include echocardiography (ultrasound), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computerized tomography (CT), positron emission tomography (PET) and nuclear imaging.
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Heart Scan (Coronary Calcium Scan)

A coronary calcium scan is one of the most advanced methods available today to assess your risk for a heart attack. Computed tomography (CT), an advanced x-ray technique, coupled with Calcium Scoring software, allows physicians to view your heart and the surrounding arteries.
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Heart Transplant

Those suffering advanced heart failure have the odds stacked against them. To beat those odds, M Health Fairview Transplant Care has performed over 900 high survival, heart transplants – making us one of the world’s longest running heart transplant providers.
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Heart Valve Replacement and Repair

While some heart valve conditions may not cause you any problems, others are more serious and may lead to heart failure, stroke, blood clots or sudden cardiac arrest. Today, there are a variety of ways to repair heart defects, including a damaged valve, or to replace it completely.
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Kidney Transplant

For those with end-stage kidney disease due to diabetes, kidney failure, or other complex issues, a kidney transplant enables patients to return to an active, normal life. Our specialists explore cell-based therapies, kidney-pancreas transplants, and even living donor kidney transplants.
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Left Atrial Appendage Closure

The left atrial appendage (LAA) is a small sac in the wall of the top left chamber of the heart. Normally, it fills with blood and empties with each heartbeat. If you have atrial fibrillation, however, your heart may beat too rapidly and irregularly, not giving the left atrium and the LAA time to empty completely.
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Open Surgery For Aortic Aneurysms

Open surgical repair is one option to treat aortic aneurysms. An aortic aneurysm is a bulge in the wall of your aorta, the large blood vessel that carries blood from your heart to the rest of your body.
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Robotic Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

This treatment option improves precision during your angioplasty or catheterization procedure while limiting radiation exposure. While you are sedated, an interventional cardiologist will advance coronary guide wires or balloon/stent catheters with the aid of a robotic device.
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Surgical Repair For Aortic Dissection

Open surgery is a standard approach to repairing an aortic dissection, a tear in the inner layer of your aortic wall somewhere between your chest and your abdomen.
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Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement is a minimally invasive surgical procedure to replace a diseased aortic valve with a new valve. The TAVR procedure is an alternative to open heart surgery.
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C.O.R.E. Clinic for Heart Failure Management

The C.O.R.E. Clinic was created to help patients living with heart failure. C.O.R.E. stands for cardiomyopathy, optimization, rehabilitation and education.
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Pediatric Heart Transplant

A heart transplant is a major surgery in which your child’s heart is replaced with a healthier, donor heart. If your child’s treatment involves a heart transplant, it may be comforting to know that roughly 80 percent of our heart transplant patients survive five years or more.
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Lung Transplant

A diseased or failing lung can be replaced with a healthy lung in a surgical procedure known as a lung transplant. This procedure is reserved for people who have tried other medications or treatments, but their condition and quality of life hasn't sufficiently improved.
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Left Ventricular Assist Device (VAD)

The VAD consists of an implantable heart pump that is connected to your left ventricle by an inflow cannula. The pump takes over from your left ventricle. Then the blood flows to the outflow cannula, which is connected to your aorta, enabling the blood to flow to the rest of your body.
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There may be other treatments, test, and procedures for this diagnosis, including:

  • Angiography
  • Atrial Fibrillation Ablation
  • Balloon Angioplasty
  • Balloon Valvuloplasty
  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • Stent Placement
  • Cardiac-Assist Devices (Berlin Heart, HeartMate II)
  • Catheter Ablation
  • Closure of Atrial and Ventricular Septal Defects
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
  • Electrophysiology Studies
  • Heart (Cardiac) Surgery
  • Kidney Paired Exchange
  • Pacemakers, Defibrillators and Loop-Event Monitors
  • Ventricular Assist Device (VAD)
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening
  • Aortic Homograft Valve and Root Replacement
  • Mitral valve replacement or repair
  • Stress Management
  • Tricuspic Valve Replacement
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