The Lutheran Heart Center

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Lutheran Hospital delivers excellence in heart and vascular care

Lutheran Hospital, an advanced tertiary care center in Fort Wayne, provides specialty cardiovascular care ranging from advanced electrophysiology studies to ventricular assist device implantation to heart transplants. With advanced cardiovascular training, Lutheran Heart Center’s clinical specialists and dedicated staff deliver innovative cardiac and vascular services including:

  • Advanced diagnostics to evaluate coronary artery disease
  • Diagnostic and interventional cardiac catheterizations
  • Advanced heart failure treatment in a dedicated inpatient unit
  • Heart transplant
  • Ventricular assist device (VAD) implantation
  • Management of complex heart rhythm disorders
  • Diagnostic and interventional procedures to treat peripheral vascular disease
  • Electrophysiology studies and ablation treatments
  • Advanced device therapies for pacemaker and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) placement
  • Minimally invasive surgery for heart and blood vessel disorders
  • Bypass, valve replacement, carotid and other surgical procedures
  • Blood clot treatment with thrombectomies or inferior vena cava (IVC) filters
  • Aquapheresis®, an innovative therapy for fluid overload.

A proud tradition of innovation in heart care

Lutheran Hospital has a long-standing tradition of leadership in cardiovascular care and innovative treatments including:

  • 1st coronary care unit in northern Indiana
  • Northern Indiana's only heart and kidney transplant program
  • Region's first accredited Heart Failure Institute and 8th in the United States
  • Only hospital in northern Indiana to implant VADs
  • Only hospital in northern Indiana to have VAD destination therapy certification
  • 1st in northern Indiana to perform transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)
  • 1st in northern Indiana to receive chest pain center accreditation
  • 1st in region and 2nd in state to achieve Atrial Fibrillation certification
  • 1st in state to receive full Atrial Fibrillation with Electrophysiology Services (EPS) accreditation
  • Only hospital in Fort Wayne to provide cryoablation therapy for AFib
  • Only hospital in Fort Wayne to offer Lariat and convergent procedures
  • 1st in region to offer low-dose cardiac imaging

Learn more about the innovative care provided through the Heart and Vascular Center at Lutheran Hospital.