Experts in Cardiovascular Second Opinions 

When your heart or vascular condition requires complex treatments or major surgery, it makes sense to get a second opinion. At Northwestern Medicine Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, our team of experts utilizes the latest technologies to review your diagnosis and treatment options. Physicians at multiple Northwestern Medicine locations in the Chicagoland area are available to provide cardiovascular second opinions.


Do you need a cardiovascular second opinion?

If your healthcare provider suggests a non-emergency cardiovascular surgery or procedure, it may 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 

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

Have a Nurse Contact Me 
Fill out the form to have a cardiovascular nurse contact you by phone or email. Please note that you will not receive a second opinion from this nurse. Rather, the nurse will ask you a series of questions to better understand the cardiovascular condition for which you are seeking a second opinion. Based on this discussion, the nurse will then suggest a Northwestern Medicine cardiovascular physician for you to make an appointment with to receive your second opinion.

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

Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute
at Northwestern Memorial Hospital

675 North Saint Clair Street
Galter Pavilion, Suite 19-100
Chicago, IL 60611

Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute
at Lake Forest Hospital

1000 North Westmoreland Road
Main Entrance
Lake Forest, IL 60045

Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at Central DuPage Hospital 
25 North Winfield Road
 Winfield, IL 60190


Call 312.586.1532 (TTY: 711)

Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at Delnor Hospital 
300 Randall Road
Geneva, IL 60134

USNWR Best Hospitals Cardiology 2022-23

Northwestern Memorial Hospital is ranked No. 8 in the U.S. for cardiology and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report, 2022-2023. Our ranking is a reflection of the leading-edge services we offer and the results we achieve for our patients.

  • Highest ranked cardiology and heart surgery program in Illinois for 15 consecutive years
  • Highest available cardiology and heart surgery patient survival score since the metric was introduced

Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at Kishwaukee Hospital
1 Kish Hospital Drive
DeKalb, IL 60115

Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at Valley West Hospital
1302 North Main Street
Sandwich, IL 60548

Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at McHenry Hospital
4201 Medical Center Drive
McHenry, IL 60050

Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at Huntley Hospital
10400 Haligus Road
Huntley, IL 60142

Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at Northwestern Palos Hospital
12251 South 80th Avenue, Suite 1520
 Palos Heights, Illinois 60463