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Heart and Thoracic Surgery

Quality Matters

Since 1988, thousands of Minnesotans have received unparalleled care from heart surgeons at CentraCare’s Heart & Vascular Center, allowing them to get back to normal activities quickly with a more healthy heart.

Why Choose CentraCare For Your Heart Surgery?

Quality Outcomes

In 2018, our program received the top rating from Consumer Reports for open heart surgery, which includes heart bypass and aortic valve replacement. CentraCare earned the highest rating in both areas, becoming the only hospital in the Midwest to earn top scores in both categories. The program is one of only 18 hospitals nationwide to earn this distinction.

We also were recognized as a top 50 hospital nationally for cardiology and heart surgery in the 2018 U.S. News & World Report, as well as for high performance in heart bypass surgery and aortic valve surgery.

Range of Services

Our heart program covers a range of services, including:

  • Surgical consultation
  • Coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG)
  • Valve repair and replacement
  • Thoracic aneurysm repair
  • Ventricular assist device (VAD) implants
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Featured Patient Story

Bryant B's Story Heart and Thoracic Surgery Patient Story
"Running a half marathon is challenging. Running it after experiencing a near-fatal heart condition and being placed on a heart transplant list is a whole different story."
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