Heart & Vascular Services
Your heart is always on our mind. Altru's Heart and Vascular Services offers comprehensive heart and vascular care at locations convenient for you. As your health partner, our goal is to help you lead a heart-healthy, enjoyable life.
Altru's Heart and Vascular Services are based in Grand Forks, with specialist outreach throughout the region.
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Specialized Heart Clinics
Altru Health System provides specialized heart clinics for all your heart care needs. Our expert heart specialists are here to help you keep your heart healthy and enjoy a life free of worry.
Heart Failure Success Clinic
Altru's Heart Failure Success Clinic specializes in the treatment of patients with a diagnosis of congestive heart failure. Our multi-disciplinary team determines an effective course of treatment to keep people from returning to the hospital or emergency room. This comprehensive clinic focuses on improving patient quality of life through medical treatment, education and support services.
Altru’s Anticoagulation Clinic provides special anti-clotting therapy through standardized medication, monitoring protocols and patient education. Based on each patient's needs, Altru's Anticoagulation Clinic will review standard practices, teach individuals how and when to take their medication and provide information on any other lab work that may be needed.
The Anticoagulation Clinic is located at Altru Professional Center, for more information please call 701.780.6743.
Adult Congenital Heart Defect Clinic
Altru’s Cardiology supports visiting specialists Dr. Rodrigo Rios and Dr. Joshua Wynne in providing an Adult Congenital Heart Defect Clinic once a month at Altru 1300 Columbia.
Providing care for adult patients with congenital heart defects, Drs. Rios and Wynne often treat diagnoses including cyanosis, shunts and more. Together, we are able to provide specialized cardiology care for patients close to home.
The Adult Congenital Heart Defect Clinic is located at Altru 1300 Columbia, for more information please call 701.780.6236.
Structural Heart Clinic
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
TAVR is a minimally invasive procedure for patients with aortic valve stenosis, or a narrowing of the valve. This procedure replaces the aortic valve without opening the chest. It is used to treat adults who aren't candidates for regular valve surgery.
Learn more about TAVR.
In a one-time procedure as a permanent implant, WATCHMAN safely and effectively reduces the risk of stroke—without the risk of bleeding. WATCHMAN can eliminate the regular blood tests and food-and-drink restrictions that often come with blood thinners.
Learn more about WATCHMAN.
Today, we have a team of more than 20 providers across five specialties aimed at comprehensive heart and vascular care.
- Specialized Heart Clinics
We offer specialized heart clinics, including Altru's Anticoagulation Clinic and Adult Congenital heart Defect Clinic, for all your heart care needs.
Altru boasts three state-of-the-art cardiac cath labs providing outpatient and inpatient cardiology care. Services include education, diagnostic examinations, treatment and interventions.
- Cardiac Rehabilitation
Our cardiac rehabilitation program offers a mix of exercise, education and risk factor modification to patients who are recovering from heart attack, stroke or cardiothoracic surgery.
- Heart Surgery
Altru’s cardiothoracic team specializes in surgical intervention for diseases of the chest. A wide array of surgeries is offered, including coronary artery bypass and valve repair or replacement.
- Interventional Radiology
Interventional radiologists perform minimally invasive procedures using image guidance, providing visual road maps to safely guide instruments through the body.
- Vascular Medicine
Altru's Vascular Medicine evaluates circulatory disturbances involving blood flow to the brain, arms, hands, legs and feet. We provide individualized plans for chronic wounds.
- Vascular Surgery
Altru’s skilled vascular surgeons perform noninvasive diagnostic tests, medical treatments, minimally invasive procedures and open surgeries when necessary.
Our comprehensive team of heart health specialists includes:
- Heart and vascular surgeons
- Vascular medicine specialists
- Chronic wound specialists
- Interventional radiologists
- Technical staff and other support professionals
Combining expertise and compassion, we strive to provide the best care for your heart.
Patient Perception of Care
Altru’s Heart and Vascular Services patients tell the story of our care better than any award. Hear about our cardiology patient experiences:
“I was so impressed with the care that I didn’t even want to go home.”
“They saved my life, twice. I can’t say enough for what they’ve done.”
“Everything must have run like clockwork, or I wouldn’t be here.”
Altru Health System has been ranked as one of the best hospitals for heart failure care by U.S. News and World Report. The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients. Altru’s Heart and Vascular Services demonstrated success in preventing deaths, decreasing readmission and reducing complications such as infections among heart failure patients.
After analyzing over 5,000 hospitals in 2014 to find the best in the nation, U.S. News and World Report Best Hospitals ranked only 11 percent of hospitals as high performing and exceeding standards of care in the area of heart failure.
Altru's Heart and Vascular Services features state-of-the-art equipment and operating rooms, three cardiac cath (catheterization) labs and specialized exam rooms for echocardiography and stress testing.