Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. Roughly 600,000 Americans die of heart disease every year-accounting for one in every four deaths. Coronary heart disease is the most common type of heart disease, killing more than 385,000 Americans annually.
At University of Miami Hospital, patients suffering from heart disease of all types will find world-class, multidisciplinary cardiac care delivered by the region’s leading specialists using the most advanced technology and the very latest research from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
For your convenience, all cardiology services are available under one roof—from assessment, evaluation and diagnosis to treatment, surgery and rehabilitation.
We invite you to take this complimentary 7-minute test to determine your risk for cardiovascular disease. If you need a specialist, UM Hospital has top doctors backed by the research and medical excellence of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
- Prevention programs, such as the HeartAware Assessment, a seven-minute test that can save your life. Click here to take the test
Cardiac Services at University if Miami Hospital:
To understand precisely what’s going on with your heart, University of Miami Hospital offers comprehensive diagnostic services using the latest technologies available. A variety of non-invasive and minimally invasive tests let your doctor get a clear picture of your heart, see how it’s functioning and recommend an appropriate treatment plan.
Some of the cardiac diagnostic tests available at University of Miami Hospital include:
- Nuclear Medicine
- Stress Tests
- Cardiac CTA (Computed Tomography Angiogram)
- Calcium Scan
- Holter Monitor
- Electrocardiogram (EKG)
Cardiac Catheterization Lab
The Elaine and Sydney Sussman Cardiac Catheterization Lab at University of Miami Hospital provides advanced imaging capabilities and pinpoint accuracy for new and complex procedures such as Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR), mitral valve repair and other minimally invasive procedures, such as valvuloplasty, and other coronary and peripheral vascular interventions.
The first of its kind in the U.S. and equipped with the most advanced technologies available, this state-of-the-art hybrid lab is a multidisciplinary facility where cardiologists and heart surgeons can perform procedures together and address an array of conditions that might arise on the spot rather than schedule additional procedures—saving time, money, and lives.
University of Miami Hospital is home to a Multi-Disciplinary Clinic staffed by specialists in Cardiology, Pulmonology, Electrophysiology, Rheumatology, Gerontology, and Endocrinology. Here, patients can come for evaluation and treatment of a wide variety of conditions including Hypertension, Hypertrophic Cardiac Myopathy, Dyspnea, Pulmonary Hypertension, Cardiovascular Risk in Athletes, and Lipid Disorders.
Patients taking statins such as Crestor or blood thinners such as Coumadin can also visit the Clinic as needed for their regular lab work and check-ups.
Included is a dedicated program in structural heart disease, which includes therapies for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, closure of patient foramen ovale (PFO), and ventricular and atrial septal defects (ASD, VSD), closure of paravalvular leaks, valvular heart disease.
For cardiac patients who require a coronary bypass or other type of surgery that can’t be performed using minimally invasive techniques, University of Miami Hospital has surgical suites equipped with the very latest technology.
Healing from a major cardiac event or cardiovascular procedure requires a structured recovery process that provides physical and psychological guidance and support as patients take steps to return to their normal activities. The nationally certified Cardiac Rehabilitation Program at University of Miami Hospital gives cardiovascular and pulmonary patients the tools and guidance they need for a full recovery, including exercise, stress management, education, nutrition, and other components of healthy living.
The cardiovascular system is made up of the heart and blood vessels. Cardiovascular diseases (CVD), as defined by the American Heart Association, include coronary heart disease (coronary artery disease, ischemic heart disease); stroke (brain attack); high blood pressure (hypertension); and rheumatic heart disease.
About 80 million US adults have one or more forms of cardiovascular disease.
- Basic Anatomy of the Heart
- Cardiac Conditions and Diseases
- Cardiovascular Disease Prevention
- Cardiac Diagnostic Tests
- Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
- Carotid Artery Disease
- Anatomy and Function of the Heart’s Electrical System
- Anatomy and Function of the Coronary Arteries
- Anatomy and Function of the Heart Valves
- Statistics related to heart disease
- Cardiac Procedures
- Cardiac Rehabilitation
- Glossary – Cardiovascular Diseases
- Online Resources – Cardiovascular Diseases
- Overview of the Vascular System
- Vascular Conditions and Diseases
- Medical Management of Vascular Conditions
- Varicose Veins
- Chronic Venous Insufficiency
- Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) / Thrombophlebitis
- Renal Vascular Disease
Cardiology Patient Stories
Can Adult Stem Cells heal a damaged heart?
Barry Brown (above), whose heart muscle was damaged by a heart attack he had suffered years earlier at age 38, received an infusion of his own stem cells during bypass surgery in a clinical trial led by UHealth’s Joshua Hare, M.D. “I could actually feel my heart healing,” Barry says.
Read Barry's story »