University of Minnesota Heart Care is a team of doctors, nurses and health care professionals committed to providing life-saving care to people with heart disease. Our heart specialists and their teams have been pioneering heart care research and innovative 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
  • Some of the first highly intricate, close-up images of the heart

For people just like you throughout the region, we offer the most expert, comprehensive heart care services. We can serve you at eight Twin Cities and greater Minnesota locations. Our 57 cardiovascular physicians provide a full continuum of care, ranging from prevention and treatment to transplants and the latest medical research.

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Award-winning Heart Care

From Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota has named Fairview Southdale Hospital and University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview, as Blue Distinction Centers for Cardiac Care, a nationwide program for identifying high-quality providers of specialty care.

From Thomson Reuters
Fairview Southdale, where a large percentage of University of Minnesota Physicians Heart cardiologists practice, has been ranked as one of the top 100 U.S. hospital for cardiovascular care four times in the past 10 years by Thomson Reuters, a leading international source of business information.

From the American Heart Association
University of Minnesota Physicians Heart cardiologists have been named winners of the American Heart Association’s “Heart and Stroke Hero” award in the Physician Researcher Category for three consecutive years.

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Appointments & Referrals

Patient appointments or information:
Toll-free 1-877-650-1555
Or schedule an appointment online.

Physician Referrals: