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Heart Disease Prevention Programs in the Bismarck Region

The Bismarck region of Sanford Health offers an extensive list of heart disease prevention programs designed to help patients with heart issues like hypertension, heart attacks, heart failure, pacemaker, etc.

Cardiac Rehabilitation

Sanford Cardiac Rehab is a medically supervised program designed to help heart patients recover more quickly and to improve their overall physical, mental and social functioning. Cardiac rehab also helps patients decrease their risk for another cardiac event.

Our program is certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). National research shows cardiac death is significantly lower in patients who participated in a certified rehabilitation program, compared with those who did not.

  • A doctor’s approval is required to get started in Cardiac Rehab.
  • Sanford Cardiac Rehab is located within Sanford Medical Center
  • Call (701) 323-6306 to schedule your appointment.

Heart Failure Clinic

Sanford's Heart Failure Program is for those diagnosed with heart failure. The program is used to educate patients about the condition and help them manage their symptoms to live a longer, more comfortable life.

The program features a team of cardiologists, primary care physicians, advanced practice providers and nurses. Together, they work with you to offer one-on-one consultations, educational resources and a personalized treatment plan. Download the Sanford Heart Failure Program guide to learn how heart failure affects your body, recommended medications and healthy foods to eat to prevent future problems.

Call 701-323-5202 to learn more about the Sanford Heart Failure Program.

Anticoagulation Clinic

The purpose of the Anticoagulation Clinic is to provide safe and convenient follow-up care for patients who take Coumadin®. Education and monitoring help you get the best results from the medication and decrease the negative side effects, such as bleeding and blood clotting.

The Anticoagulation Clinic provides these services along with care provided by your primary physician. Talk to your doctor to learn more.

Pacemaker/ICD Device Clinic

As a service to our patients who have pacemakers, we provide a pacemaker/ICD clinic by appointment. Typically patients are seen twice a year for a pacemaker check.

During every visit, the pacemaker's function and battery level are reviewed. If needed, the pacemaker’s settings can also be adjusted, which helps fine-tune the signals to ensure the pacemaker is working properly. Talk to your doctor to learn more.

STEMI Program

Almost 250,000 Americans experience STEMI, the deadliest form of heart attack, each year. Sanford's STEMI program in Bismarck, ND, is centered on quality and process improvement to provide the best outcomes and care for heart attack patients.

We meet high standards of performance in quick and appropriate heart attack treatment for patients.

Our door-to-balloon time, which is the time it takes from when the patient arrives to our medical facility to when the blocked or closed artery is opened, is faster than the national average.

Each heart attack patient is monitored and tracked to ensure we are meeting the national goals set forth by the American Heart Association and Mission: Lifeline.

In Bismarck, we received gold recognition from Mission: Lifeline, which signifies two consecutive years of meeting or exceeding national goals.


The Sanford Heart team in Bismarck, ND, is surpassing regional and national standards in medical and surgical outcomes. Learn how here.