Center for Heart Failure
Heart failure is a condition in which the heart’s ability to pump blood is diminished, resulting in inadequate circulation of blood around the body.
Eventually, heart failure leads to the failure of other vital organs, which are lacking the blood they need to function properly.
Using an integrated and collaborative approach, heart failure is diagnosed, staged, and treated with a wide array of comprehensive therapies and treatments ranging from carefully chosen medications, to ventricular assist devices and complex heart surgery including heart transplantation. Read More
U.S. News & World Report 2016-17 "Best Hospitals" report ranked Northwestern Memorial Hospital's Cardiology and Heart Surgery program among the top 10 (specifically, No. 6) programs in the nation and for the last nine years, the No.1 ranked program in Illinois and in the region.
Visit our clinical outcomes section to view the performance of the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute.
What is the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute?
Patrick M. McCarthy, MD
Executive Director, Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute
Visit our video library to view heart failure videos featuring Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute physicians.
Meet a few of our patients that have successfully undergone treatment at the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute.
Enjoy this informative collection of press releases, news stories and blogs from the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute.
Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute
675 N. Saint Clair St.
19th Floor, Suite 100
Chicago, IL 60611
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.