Heart Failure Care

You’ve been told you have a diagnosis of “heart failure.” While this may sound discouraging, for many people, it’s possible to recover from this, and that should be your goal! At the CentraCare Heart & Vascular Center, we want to help you feel better.

We aim to:

  • Empower you to manage your heart condition
  • Improve your quality of life
  • Optimize your medications and treatments
  • Avoid unnecessary emergency room visits and hospitalizations

Why choose CentraCare Heart & Vascular Center for your heart failure care?

Pathway to Heart Recovery

We offer a unique program that provides education on your condition and offers advice on diet, exercise, tobacco cessation and medications so you can self-manage your condition. We also offer an array of communication tools to support your success, such as face-to-face office visits, telephone consultations, video visits and telemonitoring of your heart rhythms from your home.

Experienced Staff

More than 2,000 people throughout Minnesota receive care through our program each year. A dedicated heart failure team provides personalized treatment, taking the time to get to know you so you can set goals, manage your daily living and begin the path to improvement.

Quality Outcomes

  • Official 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospital(TM) logo
  • Get With the Guidelines - Heart Failure Gold Plus logo from the American Heart Association recognizes CentraCare Heart & Vascular Center for its commitment to improving outcomes for patients with heart failure, meaning reduced readmissions and more healthy days at home.

Our program has been recognized by Fortune/PINC AI™, U.S. News & World Report, the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines®–Heart Failure program, Blue Cross and Blue Shield and HealthPartners. Our hospital re-admission rates are 3.2 percent lower than the national average.


We are often one of the nation’s leading enrollers in clinical trials, looking at new technology and medical therapy to improve survival and quality of life.

Advanced Heart Failure Solutions

For people with end-stage heart failure, we provide consultations related to a heart transplant or left ventricular assist device (LVAD), a surgically implanted pump that assists the heart. Our team works closely with the University of Minnesota to provide these advanced treatment options.



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