Dr. Kalkidan Bishu, MD

  • Cardiology
  • Interventional Cardiology

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  • Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center (Duluth)
  • Cardiology - Essentia Health-Grand Rapids Clinic
    218-786-3443
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    218-786-3443 888-253-0394
  • Essentia Health-Grand Rapids Clinic
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  • Interventional Cardiology - Essentia Health-Grand Rapids Clinic
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  • Interventional Cardiology - Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center (Duluth)
    218-786-3443 888-253-0394

Languages

  • English
  • Amharic

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Bio

Dr. Bishu is an interventional cardiologist at Essentia Health heart and vascular center.

He earned a Doctor of Medicine degree with distinction from Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia in 2003. He completed his internal medicine residency training at the University of Minnesota being elected by faculty and staff as the best overall resident diagnostician and teacher from his class. He went on to complete his fellowship training in cardiovascular diseases with a focus on the complex invasive hemodynamics assessment of cardiovascular diseases at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. He completed an NIH supported Masters degree in clinical and translational research during his training at the Mayo Clinic. He was recognized with an outstanding achievement award in research upon completion of his Fellowship in Cardiovascular diseases. Dr. Bishu completed his subspecialty fellowship in coronary, peripheral and structural interventions at the University of Colorado and joined Essentia Health in 2016 as a structural interventional cardiologist.

Since his arrival at Essentia health, he has helped start a program for minimally invasive transcatheter mitral valve repair for patients with heart failure due to a leaky mitral valve. He also helped start the minimally invasive transcatheter left atrial appendage occlusion program for patients with atrial fibrillation who can not tolerate oral anticoagulation.

Dr. Bishu’s focus area is the hemodynamic evaluation and percutaneous treatment of structural heart diseases

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Biography

Dr. Bishu is an interventional cardiologist at Essentia Health heart and vascular center.

He earned a Doctor of Medicine degree with distinction from Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia in 2003. He completed his internal medicine residency training at the University of Minnesota being elected by faculty and staff as the best overall resident diagnostician and teacher from his class. He went on to complete his fellowship training in cardiovascular diseases with a focus on the complex invasive hemodynamics assessment of cardiovascular diseases at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. He completed an NIH supported Masters degree in clinical and translational research during his training at the Mayo Clinic. He was recognized with an outstanding achievement award in research upon completion of his Fellowship in Cardiovascular diseases. Dr. Bishu completed his subspecialty fellowship in coronary, peripheral and structural interventions at the University of Colorado and joined Essentia Health in 2016 as a structural interventional cardiologist.

Since his arrival at Essentia health, he has helped start a program for minimally invasive transcatheter mitral valve repair for patients with heart failure due to a leaky mitral valve. He also helped start the minimally invasive transcatheter left atrial appendage occlusion program for patients with atrial fibrillation who can not tolerate oral anticoagulation.

Dr. Bishu’s focus area is the hemodynamic evaluation and percutaneous treatment of structural heart diseases

Conditions Treated

  • Angina
  • Anomalous coronary artery
  • Aortic aneurysm
  • Aortic regurgitation
  • Aortic stenosis
  • Aortic syndromes
  • Aortic valve disease
  • Aortic valve disorder
  • Arrhythmias
  • Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis (heart)
  • Athletic heart syndrome
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Atrial flutter
  • Atrial tachycardia
  • Atrioventricular block
  • Atrioventricular block (complete)
  • AV nodal arrhythmia
  • Bacterial endocarditis (acute)
  • Bicuspid aortic valve
  • Blood clot
  • Bradycardia
  • Brugada syndrome
  • Calcium score (abnormal)
  • Cardiac amyloid
  • Cardiac angina
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Cardiac channelopathies
  • Cardiac conduction defects
  • Cardiac disease (pregnancy)
  • Cardiac sarcoidosis
  • Cardiac sarcoma
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiomyopathy (ischemic)
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Carotid artery disease
  • Chest pain
  • Cholesterol disorders
  • Conduction defects
  • Congenital heart block
  • Congenital heart defects
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Coronary angiography (abnormal)
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Coronary artery fistula
  • Coronary syndrome (acute)
  • Dyspnea on exertion
  • EKG (abnormal)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart attack
  • Heart defects
  • Heart disease
  • Heart failure
  • Heart failure (advanced)
  • Heart murmur
  • Heart racing
  • Heart rhythm disorder
  • Heart valve disorders
  • Heart valve regurgitation
  • Heart valve stenosis
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • Infiltrative cardiomyopathies
  • Left bundle branch block
  • Long QT syndrome
  • Mitral regurgitation
  • Mitral stenosis
  • Mitral valve disease
  • Myocardial infarction
  • Myocarditis
  • Myocardium disorders
  • Myxoma
  • Palpitations
  • Papillary muscle disorders
  • Paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia
  • Paroxysmal ventricular tachycardia
  • Pericarditis
  • Pericardium disorders
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Polymorphic ventricular tachycardia
  • Postural tachycardia syndrome
  • Premature heartbeats
  • Premature ventricular contractions (PVCs)
  • Prinzmetals angina
  • Pulmonary artery stenosis
  • Pulmonary edema
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Pulmonary valve disease
  • Rheumatic mitral stenosis
  • Right bundle branch block
  • Short QT syndrome
  • Sinoatrial node dysfunction
  • Sinus node dysfunction
  • Stent thrombosis
  • Stress test (abnormal)
  • Supraventricular tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • Tachycardia
  • Thrombosis
  • Transposition of the great vessels
  • Tricuspid regurgitation
  • Tricuspid valve disease
  • Trifascicular block
  • Vasculitis
  • Ventricular fibrillation
  • Ventricular hypertrophy
  • Ventricular tachycardia
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome

Education & Certifications

Education

Medical Degree, Addis Ababa University

Residency

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN - Internal Medicine

Fellowship

Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN - Cardiovascular Disease
University of Colorado Medical School, Aurora, CO - Interventional Cardiology

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Interventional Cardiology

Research & Publications