Heart Disease Prevention Program (Rasmussen Center)

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Clinic Overview

The Heart Disease Prevention Program (Rasmussen Center) at University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview was founded to offer a new, novel approach to anticipating and managing heart and artery disease, focusing on screening healthy individuals who may have risk factors (e.g., family history, hypertension and smoking).

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Clinical services

Affiliated with the world-renowned Department of Medicine at the University of Minnesota, the Heart Prevention Program (Rasmussen Center) offers a unique array of the latest, non-invasive diagnostic screening tools in detecting cardiovascular disease, identifying conditions that often go undetected but which can lead to heart attacks, strokes, heart failure and kidney failure.

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Awards and Distinctions
The University of Minnesota Medical Center Weight Loss Clinic has received several awards for our surgical excellence.  We work closely with other specialists within the University of Minnesota Health system to coordinate your care and are proud to be awarded the following:

• Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program with Adolescent Qualifications
This accreditation means our bariatric surgery program is a comprehensive center that has passed a rigorous external national review by fellow surgeons.  In addition, we are one of a very select few programs that have also achieved Adolescent Qualifications by the American College of Surgeons.

• Blue Distinction Center + for Bariatric Surgery
This quality designation from Blue Cross Blue Shield signifies our center delivers high quality bariatric and patient care.  The Blue Distinction + program evaluates our expertise as a physician team, the number surgery’s our clinic has performed, and our track record of results.  We have proven to have a track record for delivering better results, with fewer complications time and time again.  The Blue Distinction + plus indicates our program also met cost measures that address consumers need for affordable care.

A partnership of Fairview and University of Minnesota Physicians

Location Info


University of Minnesota Physicians Heart at Fairview
University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview
Phillips-Wangensteen Building
Third Floor, Clinic 3B
516 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Map & Directions


Appointments: 612-672-7422
Questions: 612-625-3600


By appointment

Our Team

Patient Information


  • Appointments for individual or couple screenings are available.
  • Maps are mailed along with appointment confirmation letters.


Insurance typically pays Rasmussen Center charges when appropriate referrals are secured with no out-of-pocket expenses billed to patients after co-pays and deductibles have been met. Check with your insurance provider to determine if we are within your network and if there are referral requirements. An insurance guide is available upon request to aid in discussing our service with your insurance company.


Central Scheduling: 612.672.7422

Provider Referrals: 612.672.7000

Administrative Offices: 612.884.0600

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