Cardiac Rehabilitation

Heart Care

Are you looking for a cardiologist with your best interests at heart? Grand Itasca offers high-quality cardiac care, close to home. We can help with conditions such as irregular heart rhythms, coronary artery disease, structural heart problems, congenital heart defects, and more.


The Grand Itasca Heart Care team includes cardiologists, advanced practitioners, nurses, cardiac rehab specialists, and other healthcare professionals who are committed to providing lifesaving care to people with heart disease. Our heart specialists are invested in our community and the patients they serve. 

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Pro-time (Anticoagulation)

Your provider may prescribe a blood thinner medication to you and set you up with a series of reoccurring appointments with our pro-time (anticoagulation) nurses. At Grand Itasca, we have registered nurses dedicated to caring for these needs. The nurses will provide ongoing education and monitoring of your international normalized ratio (INR) ensure the dosing of your medication is working as it should.

Preventive Cardiology

Did you know that early stages of heart and vascular disease (cardiovascular disease) can be detected long before symptoms appear? Early detection allows our expert health care providers to help you prevent advanced heart disease later in life.

Consider making an appointment with our cardiology specialists if either of the following describes you:

  • You are an adult who has risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Risk factors include cholesterol elevations, diabetes, high blood pressure, elevated weight, inactive living, and history of tobacco use.
  • You don’t have traditional risk factors but have a strong family history of cardiovascular disease, which may mean you have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease.

Dan Brody, DO, cardiologist with M Health Fairview Heart Clinic provides cardiology services five days a week between Fairview Mesaba Clinics - Hibbing and Grand Itasca. Dr. Brody works closely with Grand Itasca’s Family Nurse Practitioner specializing in cardiology, Kristina Conner, as well as primary care physicians to provide a full range of cardiology services for patients in this region. Plus, our association with the award-winning, pioneering cardiology innovators at the University of Minnesota Medical Center ensures that Grand Itasca patients have access to cutting-edge resources, information, and treatments without leaving their hometown hospital.

Cardiac Rehabilitation

A provider referral is required for Cardiac Rehabilitation care at Grand Itasca. For more information, please call 218-999-1038.

The Cardiac Rehab Department sees both inpatients and outpatients for cardiac health conditions. Our highly skilled  and compassionate staff are here to help identify risk factors and promote lifestyle changes to reduce those risks, which may include a monitored exercise program.


Patients who have experienced the following conditions may be good candidates for the Outpatient Phase II Cardiac Rehabilitation program at Grand Itasca:

  • Angina
  • Coronary Artery Angioplasty or Stents
  • Heart Attack
  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Transplantation
  • Open Heart Surgery, such as Coronary Bypass or Valve Surgery

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