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North Central Heart

A Division of
Avera Heart Hospital

4520 West 69th Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57108
605-977-5000

About Us

North Central Heart — Leadership, Innovation, Commitment.

​Since 1981, North Central Heart has been leading the way in cardiac and vascular medicine. We have earned national recognition for exceptional care that has improved the lives of thousands of people suffering from cardiovascular diseases.

Over the years, North Central Heart physicians have been on the forefront of innovative procedures and developments that have helped shape heart care in the region. And we maintain a commitment to staying on the cutting edge of cardiovascular medicine and to excellence in patient care.

Your Heart Care Team

The cardiovascular specialists of North Central Heart bring a team approach to your care. We develop the most effective treatment for your unique situation, based on shared ideas, combined experience and expertise and a wide range of medical viewpoints.

This team approach also involves close communication with your referring physician and releasing you back into your doctor's care as soon as it is medically feasible.

Complete, Comprehensive Care

North Central Heart provides complete cardiac, thoracic and vascular services, from prevention and education to complex surgical procedures. A large staff of board-certified and board-eligible specialists ensures the widest range of services and the most innovative practices, including:

  • Cardiology (diagnostic testing, invasive procedures)
  • Electrophysiology (pacemakers, catheter ablation, defibrillators)
  • CV Surgery (coronary bypass, valve surgery, aneurysms, peripheral vascular, laser)
  • Vascular Medicine (diagnostic testing, invasive procedures)
  • Venous Disease (varicose veins, sclerotherapy, laser)
  • Risk Management, Patient Education
  • Clinical Research Participation

Research, a Door to the Future

Research fuels progress and opens the door to tomorrow's innovation in health care, which is why North Central Heart has been involved in clinical research since the early 1990s. Today, the therapeutic specialties of North Central Cardiac Research Institute, Ltd. include: cardiology, myocardial infarction, congestive heart failure, hypertension, hyperlipidemias, electrophysiology, cardiac catheterization, pacemakers, transesophageal echo, echocardiography, vascular disease and device studies for cardiology and vascular medicine.

Through clinical trials, we offer medication, devices and follow-up care to our patients, easing the financial burden of health care.

North Central Heart is committed to quality and excellence in research, and we take pride in providing the highest level of medical care. We adhere to good clinical practices, offer aggressive subject recruitment, and provide fast, efficient and ethical research.

Serving Through Education

At North Central Heart, we believe that an informed patient takes a more active role in his or her own health care. We foster patient education through our website and other printed information. As regional specialists in cardiovascular medicine, we also believe in sharing our expertise with physicians, nurses and other health care providers. We sponsor annual seminars and a series of ongoing outreach presentations, all of which offer Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit for health care professionals. The NCH Foundation provides financial assistance to medical students and the promotion of excellence in health care for rural areas.

Billing and Insurance

North Central Heart accepts many forms of payment, including insurance, Medicare and Medical Assistance Programs such as Medicaid. Please tell our billing department what method of payment you will be using prior to any treatment. If your insurance or medical payment program restricts which physicians you can see, our support staff will be happy to visit with you and help you determine whether or not you are covered for treatment by North Central Heart physicians.

We file insurance claims for you. If you know your insurance carrier requires preauthorization or a second opinion, please tell our billing department prior to treatment.

Monthly payment options are available for out-of-pocket expenses. If you are interested in learning more about these options, please visit with our staff during your first visit to North Central Heart, and prior to any hospitalization.

Our Mission

To be a leading cardiovascular referral center in the upper Midwest, offering comprehensive quality cardiovascular services in prevention, diagnosis, treatment and research.

To work as a team with the patient, referring physicians and community to achieve better cardiovascular health.