Our heart helps keep us going. When our hearts are sick it affects our whole body. And while heart disease is one of the most common conditions experienced by both men and women, it often shows no symptoms. Many people don’t know they have a heart condition until something serious happens.
Our expert heart care team is here to help. We use the latest developments in cardiology to identify heart disease in its earliest stage, when it’s most treatable. We’re proud to offer a full range of cardiovascular specialties in all areas of heart disease prevention and management. And our team works in partnership with primary care doctors, rehab specialists and cardiologists from HealthPartners and Park Nicollet, as well as the Minneapolis Heart Institute in order to provide the highest quality care close to home.
From high blood pressure to heart disease, our expert team can find a personalized treatment plan to help you heal. Conditions we treat include:
- Coronary artery disease
- Congestive heart failure
- Valvular heart disease
- Irregular heartbeat
- Congenital heart disease
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Peripheral arterial disease
- Autonomic dysfunction of blood pressure or heart rate regulation, including postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS)
No matter your heart condition, we’ll work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan. In addition to the common tests and treatments you would expect from top cardiologists, we offer the following innovative services:
Many different conditions can affect your heart. Diagnosing your condition quickly can help you get the effective treatment you need to recover. We use a wide range of different tests and screenings in order to diagnose any heart condition.
No matter what your symptoms, we’ll always start with a clinical exam. During this step, we’ll listen to your heart with a stethoscope to check for the strength and regularity of your heartbeat. This will give us a good picture of your heart health and help us determine what other tests you might need.
Other common tests and screenings for heart conditions include blood pressure tests, electrocardiograms (EKGs), blood tests, stress tests, angiograms and others. We’ll use your symptoms to determine which tests will enable us to diagnose your condition as quickly as possible.
Cardiac rehabilitation is a program designed to improve your heart health through exercise, education and stress management. Patients who experienced a cardiac event are encouraged to participate in a cardiac rehab program so they can get back to a more active lifestyle. Our cardiac rehab team works with you to create an individualized plan based on your unique needs.
We also offer Fitness for Today, a program for patients who have one or more cardiovascular risk factors such as uncontrolled high blood pressure, obesity, high cholesterol, diabetes, elevated blood lipids, smoking or physical inactivity. This group is open to men and women of all ages and requires a minimal fee.
The cardiac rehab center is located on the lower level of Hutchinson Health. For questions about cardiac rehab, call 320-234-5000 x7158.
“I was very impressed with the Cardiac Rehab program at Hutchinson Health. For someone who didn’t know what to expect coming in, they made me immediately at ease and made the program very enjoyable. Their knowledge of watching my heart when it would be in a-fib was great, as I was always totally unaware of it happening.”
To make an appointment, call 320-234-3290.
We accept most health insurance plans, including Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, CIGNA, HealthPartners, Medica, Medicare, PreferredOne and many others.
Not sure what your insurance covers? Call the number on the back of your card for help looking at your options.
Don’t have your card in front of you? Here are member services numbers to help you get started:
- HealthPartners: 800-883-2177
- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota: 800-382-2000
- CIGNA: 800-244-6224 (insurance through work); 866-494-2111 (insurance directly or through the Exchange)
- Medica: 800-952-3455
- Medicare: 800-MEDICARE (800-633-4227)
- PreferredOne: 763-847-4477 (in the Twin Cities); 800-997-1750 (outside the metro area)
- United Healthcare: 877-842-3210