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. 


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 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 (312.664.3278) 

Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at
Lake Forest Hospital 

1000 North Westmoreland Road
Main Entrance
Lake Forest, IL 60045
847.53.HEART (847.534.3278)

Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at
Central DuPage Hospital 

25 N. Winfield Road
 Winfield, IL 60190

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Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at
Delnor Hospital 

300 Randall Road
Geneva, IL 60134

Northwestern Memorial Hospital is ranked No. 10 in the U.S. for cardiology and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report, 2020-2021. Our ranking is a reflection of the leading-edge services we offer and the results we achieve for our patients.

  • Among the top 10 cardiology and heart surgery programs in the nation, out of almost 600 ranked hospitals, for six consecutive years
  • Highest ranked cardiology and heart surgery program in Illinois for 13 consecutive years
  • Highest available cardiology and heart surgery patient survival score for nine consecutive years