Experts in Cardiac and Vascular Second Opinions

When your heart and vascular condition requires complicated treatments or major surgery, it makes sense to get a second opinion. At the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at Northwestern Medicine, our clinical centers offer the latest technology and a team of experts to review your diagnosis and treatment options.


Do you need a cardiovascular second opinion?

If your healthcare provider suggests a non-emergency cardiovascular surgery or procedure, it can be worthwhile to get a second opinion for any of the following reasons:

  • Your diagnosis is unclear
  • You’ve been told you have a rare or life-threatening condition
  • You have multiple medical problems
  • Your treatment options vary widely in cost
  • You’re not responding to a treatment as expected
  • You have lost confidence in your medical care provider
  • Your health plan requires a second opinion

Second Opinion Patient Education Guide
Fill out the form to download your free Second Opinion Patient Education Guide.

Have a Nurse Contact Me
Fill out the form to have a nurse contact you by phone or email. Please note that the nurse will assist you with making an appointment with a physician to receive your second opinion.


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The Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at Northwestern Medicine offers comprehensive cardiovascular second opinion expertise to you and your loved ones at four convenient locations.

Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at Northwestern Memorial Hospital
675 N. Saint Clair St.
Galter Pavilion, Suite 19-100
Chicago, IL 60611
312.NM.HEART (664.3278)

Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at
Lake Forest Hospital 

1000 North Westmoreland Road
Main Entrance
Lake Forest, IL 60045
847.53.HEART (534.3278)

Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at
Central DuPage Hospital

25 N. Winfield Road
Winfield, IL 60190

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We are proud of our U.S. News & World Report rankings - a reflection of the leading-edge cardiac and vascular services we offer and the results we achieve for our patients, their families and the region we serve.

  • No. 1 in the Chicago metro region and Illinois for the tenth straight year
  • No. 7 in the nation out of 610 cardiac programs
  • Highest ranked survival score (10 out of 10) for seven consecutive years
  • Highest ranked cardiovascular program in the region: Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Missouri and Iowa

In addition, we are extremely proud to have the highest heart failure survival in the nation for two consecutive years according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Northwestern Memorial Hospital 312.NM.HEART (664.3278)Central DuPage Hospital 630.232.0280Lake Forest Hospital 847.53.HEART (534.3278)


Delnor Hospital 630.232.0280

Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at
 Delnor Hospital 

 300 Randall Road
 Geneva, IL 60134

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