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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.

Cardiac Services at University if Miami Hospital:

Diagnostic Services

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
  • Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac CTA (Computed Tomography Angiogram)
  • Calcium Scan
  • Holter Monitor
  • Echocardiogram
  • 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.

Multi-Disciplinary Clinic

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.

Surgical Services

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.

Cardiac Rehabilitation

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.

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