Combining advanced technologies with compassionate patient care, University of Minnesota Health Heart Care is a team of cardiologists, surgeons, nurses and other medical specialists who will support you from diagnosis through treatment and beyond. Providers in our CORE Clinic are specially trained to help you manage your heart failure and improve your quality of life by avoiding hospitalizations, slow the progression of your disease and detect heart problems before they become life threatening.
If your treatment involves a heart transplant, you can relax knowing that our program is one of the best. Our survival rates are well above the national average for patients after three, five and 10 years. Our surgeons were pioneers in heart transplants, performing the first heart transplant in Minnesota in 1978 and the state’s first heart/lung transplant in 1986. Most of our patients leave the hospital fewer than two weeks after their transplant, and 80 percent survive five years or more. Our physicians are involved in many heart failure and ventricular assist device clinical trials to keep our team on the forefront of new treatment options, and we are one of the few sites in the United States approved to train surgeons in transplant technologies. We perform 20 to 30 heart transplants annually, making our program among the top 10 to 15 percent in the United States.
Recognition for how we treat heart failureWe are honored to be recognized with the following awards for our heart failure care within University of Minnesota Health Heart Care.
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
- Fairview Ridges Hospital, Gold Plus Award in heart failure
- Fairview Southdale Hospital, Gold Plus Award in heart failure
- University of Minnesota Medical Center, Gold Plus Award in heart failure