Donate to Cardiovascular Care Research, Patient Care and Education

The heart is one of the most important organs in the entire human body. With no heart, the remainder of your body’s vital organs would not have the ability to function properly. Sometimes there are blockages in the arteries that deliver blood to the heart, you can experience congestive heart failure, or simply be in need of organ transplantation due to various reasons. Because the heart acts as a pump that sends blood through the body, when the heart muscle is damaged, then the pump might not work right and lead to heart failure. This is why cardiovascular care is so important to you and those in need, and you can help improve lives with the support of Northwestern Memorial Foundation.

When it comes to cardiovascular care each situation is unique, which makes it more important to see a healthcare professional help evaluate the seriousness of a patient’s situation and also to locate the most effective cardiac treatment. Working with cardiovascular care physicians will help to ensure that patients receive the most educated answers and best treatment possible, as well as cardiac assessment.

The Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at Northwestern Medicine is consistently recognized among the elite programs in the country based on U.S. News & World Report and other top industry specialists –a manifestation of the heart and vascular services we provide along with the results we get for our patients, their families and the region we serve is why help and support of Northwestern Memorial Foundation is so important to cardiovascular care. And while this external recognition is important, it is what we do for our patients each day that makes us most proud!

For patients who have been affected by cardiovascular disease, it is important to better understand cardiovascular care. After a physician better understands a patient’s position, they will be able to recommend personalized cardiovascular treatment choices. Recommendations may include:

  • Changing patient diet by adding low fat or low sodium foods.
  • Increasing exercise.
  • Quitting habits like smoking, and reducing the frequency of habits like drinking alcohol.  
  • Generally optimization of diet and adding healthy habits to enhance cardiovascular flow and functions.
  • Patients may also need to add medications to treat cardiovascular disease or congestive heart failure because sometimes lifestyle changes might not be enough to keep the heart healthy and pumping strong.

In more extreme cases, direct surgery or transplantation could be required to rectify the issue. Requiring surgery will depend on the intensity of the illness and how much damage has been done to the center. At Northwestern Medicine, we have invested in groundbreaking solutions to deliver outstanding, comprehensive heart and cardiovascular care.  Our goal is to attain superior results for each of our clients and to improve their general quality of life.

Cardiovascular Care Research, Patient Care and Education Donation

When offering your generous support to cardiovascular care, and Northwestern Memorial Foundation, you will be helping physicians, nurses and a range of multidisciplinary specialists work with patients to navigate the most intricate healthcare system. Your contributions ensure continuity of care and a seamless shift from inpatient to outpatient services, which is so very important to recovery and long-term cardiovascular care. Our goal in Northwestern Medicine’s Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute is to constantly attain exceptional results for all of our patients and to help you and everyone in our care return to normal activities while improving their overall quality of life.

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