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Heart Care You Need When Seconds Matter

You know that minutes — even seconds — are crucial when someone’s having a heart attack. Our team at the CentraCare Heart & Vascular Center is ready around the clock to open blocked arteries and do what needs to be done to treat a heart attack.

Why Choose Us?

We treat more heart attacks than most Twin Cities hospitals.

State-of-the-art catheterization (cath) labs
Our five cath labs, special rooms where doctors perform tests and procedures to diagnose and treat cardiovascular disease, are among the busiest in Minnesota with cardiologists performing the full range of procedures to maximize heart functioning.

STEMI-SC Program
We follow a formal system for working with other area hospitals to quickly transfer patients from across Minnesota to our cath labs, saving thousands of lives.

If you’ve tried standard treatments for a heart issue without success, our research program gives you access to new drugs and treatments.

The quality of our heart care has been recognized by a number of national organizations, including the U.S. News & World Report, American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology and the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.

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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

CentraCare care givers have been working around the clock for more than 20 months to care for you, your families and friends during COVID. We are committed to caring for every Minnesotan who needs us, and nothing will prevent us from doing so – even during these never-seen-before times.

The challenge of providing this level of care is that our hospital beds are often full. ERs in all of our hospitals are packed. And our clinical teams are exhausted. Early in the pandemic, our community stepped up in amazing ways to help us. We ask that you again join us in fighting this pandemic together.

How can you help?

  • Please get your COVID vaccines and booster shots. They are proven safe and effective in reducing COVID illness, keeping people out of the hospital, and preventing death.
  • If your situation is not an emergency, please use other care options, including:
  • If this is a medical emergency, call 9-1-1, or visit the ER.

Together, we can do this. Thank you for your support.

Ken Holmen, MD
President and CEO

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