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Cardiology Services

When you connect with our services you have access to the region’s first accredited Chest Pain Center. Our heart specialists treat and diagnose critical heart issues with the latest in diagnostic technology and surgical options. Our doctors travel to nearly 230 locations so that you have easier access to advanced cardiology service wherever you live.

Heart Risk Assessment

A heart risk assessment can tell you more about your risk factors for heart disease.

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Register for a Heart Screening

Planet Heart in one of 13 locations or HeartSmart in Aberdeen, S.D.

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Warning Signs of a Heart Attack

When each second counts, don't wait. If you are feeling:

  • Chest discomfort that lasts more than a few minutes, or goes away and comes back.
  • Pain or discomfort in one or both arms, back, neck, jaw or stomach.
  • Shortness of breath, light-headedness, cold sweat or nausea along with chest discomfort.

Women are somewhat more likely than men to experience some of the other common symptoms, particularly shortness of breath, nausea/vomiting, and back or jaw pain.

If you experience these symptoms, call 911 immediately.


Learn more about heart disease, risk factors and what you can do to lower those risk factors. Click on an image to view the full size infographic.

Heart Disease Risk Factors Types of Heart Disease

Patient Testimonials

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Heart Resources

Heart Healthy Recipes

A healthy diet and lifestyle are some of your best weapons in the fight against heart disease. Browse our recipes to make smart choices that benefit your heart and your overall health. Get recipes

Treatments and Procedures


Avera Medical Minute

Watch the following Avera Medical Minute videos: Being heart aware while shoveling snow and Making sure AEDs still have the spark.

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PulsePoint App

Available in Aberdeen and Sioux Falls
PulsePoint is an mobile phone app that uses Global Positioning System (GPS) to locate the nearest Public Access Defibrillator (AED) when a victim of sudden cardiac arrest needs life-saving assistance. Download the app or learn more