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Cardiovascular Emergency Protocols

Cardiovascular Emergency Protocols

New mobile app: Access the most up-to-date version of the CV Emergency Protocols, from anywhere, using our new mobile app. The app is free to download, easy to use and is compatible with iOS and Android platforms. Using the app, providers can also easily contact the One Call Transfer line and Cardiology Curbside for consult or transfer of a patient.


  1. Visit the app store on your mobile device
  2. Search MHI/ANW CV Emergencies
  3. Select ‘Get’ and ‘Install’ to begin download
  4. Application is ready for use

Creation of this app was funded thanks to the Abbott Northwestern Hospital Foundation Innovation Grant. 

Download or connect to the protocols and materials necessary for treating these cardiac emergencies.

Guidelines are not meant to replace clinical judgment or professional standards of care.  Clinical judgment must take into consideration all the facts in each individual and particular case, including individual patient circumstances and patient preferences.  They serve to inform clinical judgment, not act as a substitute for it.  These guidelines were developed by a Review Organization under Minn. Stat. §145.61 et. seq., and are subject to the limitations described at Minn. Stat. §145.65.

Questions? Chest Pain Program may help.

Contact Minneapolis Heart Institute® 24/7 by calling 612-863-3911. An in-hospital cardiologist is always available.

Fax clinical and admission information to 1-844-206-0071.

To access MHI Internal resources, please click here (password required).

Attention all referring hospitals, clinics and physicians:  The One Call Transfer Center is the quickest, most efficient way to transfer and admit patients to Abbott Northwestern.

All other transfers, call 612-863-1000.

For more information:
Has the Time Come for a National Cardiovascular Emergency Care System?

ST segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction & Non-ST segment Elevation-Acute Coronary Syndrome:

Cardiac Arrest & Targeted Temperature Management:

Cardiogenic Shock & Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation:

Aortic Dissection, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, and Critical Limb Ischemia: