Heart & Vascular

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Healthcare After Your Own Heart

The North Memorial Health Heart & Vascular team boasts excellence at every level: Led by top-rated cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons, we are also one of the top-rated hospitals in the nation for cardiovascular care. We partner with you in the hospitals and clinics to provide comprehensive, incomparable care crafted especially for you. It’s safe to say: We love what we do, and we think you’ll love our approach.

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The North Memorial Health Advantage

  • We are a hospital of firsts: We’re not only the first hospital in Minnesota to receive full Heart Failure Accreditation from the American College of Cardiology for excellence in the care and management of heart failure.
  • We’re also the first and only hospital in Minnesota (8th nationwide) to earn Chest Pain Center (CPC) with Primary PCI accreditation. We’re the only hospital to have both accreditations.
  • We have one of the fastest response times in the nation when it comes to treating a heart attack: In 2022, our door-to-balloon time was 54 minutes, as compared to a national goal of 90 minutes.
  • We’re also great at long-term care: We combine our diagnostic, rehabilitative, and comprehensive care programs with personalized education within our clinics. You leave with the tools, empowerment, and support you need for lasting success.
  • We create custom care plans: Because vein conditions can arise from systemic cardiovascular issues, board-certified cardiologists perform vein procedures at North Memorial Health. Our cardiologists know that it’s important to evaluate your entire cardiovascular system to determine the best treatment options for you.

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If you need a referral, we recommend meeting with one of our primary care providers.

Conditions & Care Options

Learn more about your condition and how it may be treated at North Memorial Health.

List of Surgeries and Procedures

Aortic, Mitral and Tricuspid Valve Replacement

Balloon Angioplasty

Cardiac Catheterization

Cardioversion

Carotid Endarterectomy

Catheter Ablations

Coronary Bypass Surgery

Electrophysiology Studies

Endoscopic Vessel Harvesting

Left Atrial Appendage Occluder (LAAO)

Pacemaker and Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator

Percutaneous Coronary Interventions

Stents

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)

Care Team

Our highly trained experts empower you with the knowledge and the support you need to get the healthcare you want.

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Ashley Ann Mays, MD, FACC

Heart & Vascular
I want my patients to feel at the forefront of their care and autonomous when making decisions.
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Ethan M. Fruechte, MD, MS

Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
I believe that effective and compassionate cardiac care needs to include an understanding of the whole person.
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Brandi Witt, MD

Heart & Vascular
I take the time to explain so my patients can be an active participant in their healthcare.
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Chris McAninch, MD

Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon
I’m committed to providing patients with tailored and data driven care to improve their quality of life and well- being.
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Wobo Bekwelem, MD, MPH, FAHA, FACC, FSCAL, RPVI

Wobo Bekwelem, MD, MPH, FAHA, FACC, FSCAL, RPVI

Interventional Cardiology, Vascular Medicine
I treat every person under my care as if they are a family member or friend.
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Tina Allenburg, APRN, CNP

Heart & Vascular
I enjoy working with a variety of people, helping them learn about their diagnoses and improve their overall health.
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Alexandra Ritts, MD

Heart & Vascular
I partner with patients to help them achieve their individual health goals.
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Kareem Rizk, PA-C, MPH

Heart & Vascular
I approach care for my patients with great humility and earnestness.
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Subash Harwalkar, MD

Heart & Vascular
I always do my best to help my patients make lifestyle changes to improve their health.
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Anna Marjan, MD

Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon
I provide evidence-based treatment options and compassionate care to patients, with a focus on effective communication to ensure they feel understood throughout the process.
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Katie Patnode

Katie Patnode, APRN, CNP

Heart & Vascular
I provide education that empowers each patient to achieve their own individualized healthcare goals.
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Jason Wu, MD

Heart & Vascular
I work with my patients and their heart conditions so that they can enjoy their best life.
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Robert Michael King, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery
The patient comes first.
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Peter Seebart, PA-C

Cardiothoracic Surgery
I believe in a collaborative and holistic approach between all team members and individuals in need.
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Lisa Hoepner, PA-C

Heart & Vascular
I enjoy helping patients who have been told they have limited or no treatment options.
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Review

My husband has always raved about how wonderful his doctor is; now I know why! He is understanding, compassionate and competent.

- North Memorial Health Patient
Heart & Vascular
Review

One of the best and most thorough doctors I have ever had. Answers all questions. Listens carefully. Goes beyond simple par of the fix (a prescription refill) to talk about details of diet. I cannot say enough.

- North Memorial Health Patient
Heart & Vascular
Review

I have found the North Memorial Health Heart & Vascular Clinic to be exceptional. Everyone had been polite, knowledgeable & very patient with questions, etc. From the front desk to the cardiovascular surgeon and everyone in between.

- North Memorial Health Patient
Heart & Vascular
Review

Excellent in all ways possible. Nurses, techs, PA’s, and office support were all compassionate, knowledgeable, and helpful. Everyone helped lower our stress during this difficult journey. Thanks to all. Would recommend to anyone!

- North Memorial Health Patient
Heart & Vascular
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An experience that was pleasant due to the welcoming and professional ambiance. We had an excellent doctor and I appreciate the remarkable and compassionate care given to me.

- North Memorial Health Patient
Heart & Vascular
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North Memorial Health is by far the best in the Minneapolis area – totally excellent and highly recommended.

- North Memorial Health Patient
Heart & Vascular
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The finest care, and excellent service by very nice, courteous & respectful people.

- North Memorial Health Patient
Heart & Vascular