Other Heart Procedures
For more information about our heart and vascular services, call 320-656-7020.
When having a heart attack, seconds count. The CentraCare Heart & Vascular Center team is ready 24 hours a day, 365 days per year, to open blocked arteries. In fact, we treat more heart attacks than most Twin Cities hospitals.
Why choose us?
We worked with area hospitals to build a protocol to quickly transfer patients from across Minnesota to our cath labs, saving hundreds of lives. One phone call from a partner hospital sets in motion a step-by-step protocol that results in the systematic treatment and transfer of patients. Since 2004, 2,500 patients have participated in the program with their one-year survival rates being higher than 94%.
State-of-the-Art Catheterization (Cath) Labs
Our five cath labs are among the busiest in Minnesota with cardiologists performing:
- Coronary angiography
- Balloon angioplasty
- Intravascular ultrasound
- Fractional flow reserve
- Atrial septal defect/patent foramen ovale procedures
Our program has been five-star rated by HealthGrades for coronary interventional procedures for five consecutive years (2010-2014).
We actively take part in research studies. If you tried standard care without success, our research program gives you access to new drugs and treatments.
Standardized Follow-up Care
CentraCare Heart & Vascular Center began a new program in 2012 to standardize the care of patients after a heart attack. This program ensures you receive best practice heart care across St. Cloud Hospital. After a procedure, patients recover in a 20-bed cardiac procedure recovery unit. We also have a 14-bed cardiac care unit for adults experiencing critical or potential heart problems. A 36-bed telemetry unit monitors medical and surgical cardiac patients with heartbeat problems.