Heart Care

People from across the country come to Gundersen for their heart care. With the largest and most comprehensive heart program in the Tri-state Region, we provide exceptional heart care using the latest research and technology for patients of all ages. Whether you are looking for heart disease prevention or are in need of heart surgery, our compassionate team of heart experts provides you with a full range of specialty cardiac care for the diagnosis, evaluation, treatment and ongoing monitoring of heart problems.

With nearly 4,000 procedures performed in the cardiac cath lab each year and more than 300 open heart and minimally invasive surgeries annually, our heart specialists provide care for complex cardiac cases 24/7. Gundersen remains at the forefront of interventional heart care offering:

  • Minimally invasive cardiac surgery (MICS)
    • MICS-CABG including multi-vessel bypass
    • MICS valve surgery
    • MICS microwave ablation for atrial fibrillation
  • Heart valve repair/replacement
  • Surgical atrial fibrillation ablation
  • Aortic surgery
  • Angioplasty and valvuloplasty to open clogged arteries and valves
  • Transmyocardial revascularization
  • Coronary artery bypass grafts (CABG)

Gundersen also offers:


Gundersen’s heart program has received national recognition and awards which rank us among the best in the nation for heart care. We are:

  • A recipient of the Coronary Intervention Excellence Award
  • Five-star recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack
  • Five-star recipient for Pacemaker Procedures

Gundersen is a recipient of the Healthgrades Coronary Intervention Excellence Award. Gundersen received a five-star rating from Healthgrades for Treatment of Heart Attack. Gundersen received a five-star rating from Healthgrades for Pacemaker Procedures.

Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery are departments of Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center.

Love + Medicine

Every day, Gundersen Health System delivers great medicine plus a little something extra—we call it Love + Medicine.

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