Heart Care

Nebraska Medicine’s Cardiovascular Center provides the most comprehensive and sophisticated care using the latest innovations and therapies in cardiovascular care and surgery.

Our Cardiovascular Center includes doctors who subspecialize in areas such as cardiac electrophysiology, interventional cardiology, diagnostic cardiovascular imaging, congenital heart disease, advanced heart failure and heart transplants.

Thanks to our partnership with the University of Nebraska Medical Center, in addition to treating the most complex and rarest forms of heart disease, we also are regularly doing research on the latest techniques, as well as treating the next generation of doctors. We are leaders in heart surgery, providing the most advanced, complex and life-saving surgical treatments for patients with cardiovascular disease.

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Choose Nebraska Medicine for Heart Care Because:

Only Structural Heart Program in the Region

The only program of its type in the Omaha area, Nebraska Medicine’s structural heart program specializes in offering some of the most advanced and innovative percutaneous procedures to repair anatomic abnormalities of the heart, heart septum and heart valves. Purcutaneous means our surgeons perform the procedures minimally invasively via needle-puncture of the skin, rather than by using an open heart approach.

Leaders in Treating Heart Failure

Nebraska Medicine is the region’s leader in advanced heart failure. Our heart failure program is the largest and only Joint Commission-certified advanced heart failure program in the state. Our experienced staff, which includes two certified heart failure/heart transplantation cardiologists, provides comprehensive heart disease management, genetic testing and counseling and the most advanced heart disease treatments including medical therapies, ventricular assist devices, artificial hearts and cardiac transplantation.

Most Experienced Heart Transplant Program in Nebraska

The only medical center in the region with both Medicare designated heart transplantation and an integrated Joint Commission certified heart failure program, our heart transplant program has performed more than 200 heart transplants. We also specialize in combined and multi-organ transplantation.

Accredited Chest Pain Center

The Chest Pain Center at Nebraska Medicine has received full Chest Pain Center Accreditation with Percutaneous Coronary Interventions (PCI) from the Society of Chest Pain Centers. This accreditation means that the Chest Pain Center has demonstrated its expertise and commitment to quality patient care by meeting or exceeding a wide set of stringent criteria and completing on-site evaluations by a review team from the Society of Chest Pain Centers.

Innovative Interventional Cardiology

True experts in their field, our interventional cardiologists perform some of the most innovative interventional cardiac procedures to successfully treat a variety of cardiac conditions, eliminating the need for more invasive treatment options. Not only do our specialists perform some of the highest volumes of interventional cardiology procedures in the area, their experience and expertise allows them to perform very complex and high risk cardiac procedures.

Advanced Heart Monitoring through Cardiac Anesthesia

Our cardiac anesthesiologists have specialized training and skills that allow surgeons to perform surgery on prior cardiac surgery patients for non-cardiac related surgeries. Using advanced cardiac monitoring tools, they can monitor the function of the heart during surgery to ensure the surgery is performed safely.

State-of-the-art Vascular Center

The Vascular Center at Nebraska Medicine includes an outpatient clinic and a full array of advanced medical equipment and state-of-the-art angio suites with operative capabilities. Diagnostic capabilities include a full range of noninvasive vascular laboratory studies for evaluation of carotid and extremity circulatory abnormalities such as CT angiography, MR angiography, standard contrast angiography, intravascular ultrasonography, echocardiography and cardiac catheterization.

Leader in Electrophysiology

Nebraska Medicine is a leader in innovative treatments for electrical problems of the heart. The electrophysiology program is the largest and the most experienced program in the region with a range of specialized expertise that allows our program to diagnose and treat most complex types of arrhythmias as well as genetic conditions.

Heart Disease, Prevention and Imaging

Nebraska Medicine’s advanced collaborative imaging team consists of radiologists, cardiologists, cardiovascular anesthesiology and cardiac/vascular surgeons who diagnose and manage complex cardiovascular conditions requiring three dimensional echocardiography, perfusion imaging, cardiac MRI and CT, as well as dedicated operative imaging.

Specialized Intensive Care for Heart Patients

Our expert staff provides care to our cardiac and post-operative cardiovascular patients in one of two dedicated intensive care units, ensuring they receive care from experienced health care professionals who have special training and knowledge in the care of cardiac patients.

Accreditations and Awards

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska Blue Distinction Center+

Blue Distinction Centers and Blue Distinction Centers+ have a proven history of delivering exceptional care and results. Nebraska Medicine has received Blue Distinction in adult heart care and Blue Distinction+ for cardiac care.

American College of Cardiology
Joint Commission National Quality Approval