Cardiology

If you or a loved one are experiencing severe chest pain, shortness of breath, or nausea, call 911 immediately.

When it comes to your heart health, count on the award-winning experts at Essentia. Our knowledgeable and experienced care teams will partner with you on prevention and early detection as well as diagnosis and treatment. We offer patients the latest treatments, technology, and access to clinical trials.

For your convenience, many of our cardiologists travel to rural clinics to see patients or provide appointments via TeleVideo Exams. Info

What's a Cardiologist?

A cardiologist is a doctor with specialized training in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the heart including congenital heart defects, coronary artery disease, heart failure, valvular heart disease, and electrical activity of the heart.

When to See a Cardiologist

You should see your primary care physician if have a family history of heart disease or if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • Dizzy spells
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain

Your doctor may refer you to a heart specialist for further testing and treatment. If you experience frequent or severe chest pain, shortness of breath, or nausea, get medical attention immediately.

Conditions Treated

See the full list of conditions we treat, and select a condition to find providers and locations near you.

Conditions

Team-Based Care

Count on a team of professionals with decades of experience to work together and deliver the best possible care. Depending on your condition, your health care team may include:

  • Cardiologists
  • Surgeons
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Advanced practitioners
  • Cardiac dieticians
  • Cardiac rehabilitation therapists

Heart & Vascular Centers

Learn more about Essentia’s comprehensive heart and vascular centers.

Cardiac ICU

You or a loved one may need advanced heart care after a heart attack, surgery, severe chest pain, or other event. Receive expert care in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth, Minnesota, which includes:

  • 24/7 monitoring, including constant cardiac telemetry
  • Cardioversion or defibrillation
  • Breathing support
  • Medication management, including pain management
  • Support and resources for you and your family

Ask for a Referral

You’ll need a referral from your primary care provider or a specialist for this service.