Cardiovascular Division


Providing outstanding, innovative clinical care to every patient is our guiding principle. It is the foundation for everything we do and the driving force behind our Lillehei Heart Institute/University of Minnesota Physicians Cardiovascular Program. We are pleased to share with you the scope of our program for service to you, your patients, family members, and friends.

  • Suma Konety, M.D. publishes in Circulation: “Echocardiographic Predictors of Sudden Cardiac Death”

    Her article asseses and identifies echocardiographic-derived variables predictive for sudden cardiac death in two cohorts that provided incremental value compared with clinical risk factors.

  • Research by Demetri Yannopolous, M.D. into improvements in treating Cardiac Arrest was featured in the June 13, 2016 issue of the Journal of the American Heart Association.

  • Star Tribune article features work by Dr. Alan Hirsch and U of M Vascular Medicine on peripheral artery disease (PAD), "one of the most common, debilitating and deadly conditions in the world."