Welcome to the UK Gill Heart Institute. Our comprehensive approach to heart and vascular health begins with promoting cardiovascular wellness and extends to treating life-threatening complications with the newest therapies and devices.
Our cardiologists and heart surgeons – eight of whom were just named Best Doctors in America® — are our greatest asset. We work as a multidisciplinary clinical team that includes members from six services — adult and pediatric cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, vascular surgery, cardiac radiology, and cardiac anesthesiology.
Our leading-edge facilities include the UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital, ranked No. 1 in Kentucky in U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Hospitals 2012-13”; UK’s Good Samaritan Hospital; the Gill Heart Institute; and nearly a dozen outreach sites around the Commonwealth.
Our goal is to provide every patient with exceptionally compassionate care in the safest and most appropriate manner possible based on the best evidence and the latest technological advances.
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At 81, Robert Kraus told his doctors he didn’t want a complicated, open-chest procedure to replace his aortic valve. That’s when he learned about a new, minimally invasive procedure now available at UK HealthCare known as TAVR, the latest advancement at the UK Gill Heart Institute.
Read more about Robert’s story and how TAVR helped him quickly return to his normal activities.
UK HealthCare's Gill Heart Institute is the first in Kentucky to receive the Get With The Guidelines–Resuscitation Silver Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association.
UK HealthCare will present its fifth annual "Women, It’s About You" conference Saturday, June 1, 2013, from 7 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. at Embassy Suites in Lexington.
The UK HealthCare Gill Heart Institute received a donation this week from new Lexington business, Altar'd State, as part of the boutique's "Mission Monday" initiative.
The Gill Heart Institute will host a cardiovascular program titled, "New Frontiers in Percutaneous Cardiovascular Therapies," on May 11 on the University of Kentucky campus.
The UK Gill Heart Institute and the UK Division of Cardiology are currently offering a ground-breaking clinical trial opportunity.
Keeneland and Maker’s Mark have announced that the 17th edition of its signature charitable bottle series will honor UK basketball great and James Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer Dan Issel. Proceeds from the bottle sales will benefit the Gill Heart Institute at UK HealthCare.
For most heart attack survivors, life is seen as "before the attack" and "after the attack." The goal of cardiac rehab is to provide the right medical and emotional support so that patients can embrace their lives completely again.
Death rates from heart disease in the United States have declined nearly 30 percent since 1998 due to improved diagnosis, new procedures and drugs, and the adoption of healthier lifestyles. What else can help? Knowing the American Heart Association's "Life's Simple 7" is a good place to start.
Making budgets, doing taxes, and planning for our financial future often cause us stress. But did you know stress can actually contribute to your risk of a heart attack? Reducing stress helps keep you healthy.
Fifteen-year-old UK patient Ben Highland is looking forward to playing golf – an opportunity that wouldn’t have been possible without the quick intervention and teamwork of both good Samaritans and his UK HealthCare medical team.
The Division of Cardiovascular Medicine sponsors a weekly continuing education series. Seminars are held Fridays from 7:30-8:30 a.m. in room 234 of the Biological-Pharmaceutical Complex. Please contact the host if you wish to have lunch with or meet the speaker during his or her time on campus.
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All UK Gill Heart Institute employees are invited to put on their sneakers and join the Healthy Hearts Challenge, a 10-week walking challenge with the University of Louisville. The university with the largest amount of physical activity among the challenge participants wins! Last year U of L won, so we need to return the trophy to UK! The activity is calculated via the average number of steps entered into an online AHA database (www.startwalkingnow.org). Participants are responsible for entering all their physical activity. The challenge lasts April 3 - June 11. The walk commences at noon on Wednesday, April 3, starting on Rose Street between Parking Structure 2 and the Mining and Minerals Building. It's an easy, half-mile route around campus, led by Dr. Mary Lynne Capilouto and the UK Wildcat mascot. For more information and to register for the walking challenge, go to the event Web page.
This year's annual event will have a specially designed bottle featuring a former UK basketball star, who will be signing bottles (which go on sale April 5) starting at 5 a.m.
UK College of Medicine and the North American Neuroendocrine Tumor Society present a symposium on carcinoid tumors and NETs, their sometimes difficult diagnosis, and methods of treatment. Vince Sorrell, MD, director of cardiovascular imaging at the Gill Heart Institute will discuss carcinoid heart disease and its implication and treatments. To register, go to www.nanets.net.
Designed for primary care physicians, nurse practitioners and EMS technicians, the Gill Heart Institute will provide updates on the latest percutaneous and minimally invasive technologies for the treatment of coronary and peripheral arterial disease, along with emerging procedures in interventional cardiology. For details, click here. To register, go to CECentral. The topics include:
John C. Gurley, MD; Khaled M. Ziada, MD; Eleftherios S. Xenos, MD, PhD; Justin Frasier, MD; Joseph Foley, MD; Matthew Wiisanen, MD; and Ahmed Abdel-Latif, MD, PhD, are the featured speakers.
A joint symposium by the American Heart Association's "My Heart My Life" Get with the Guidelines and UK Gill Heart Institute, this symposium will examine emerging procedures for treating cardiac arrest and sudden cardiac death. This program is designed to provide hospital clinicians and resuscitation professionals with knowledge of:
Our goal is to reach hospitals across the region to support resuscitation efforts, share knowledge of recent science and of our new AHA program through a series of workshops, with the aim of helping hospitals improve resuscitation processes and survival rates. Featured speakers include Mary Ann Peberdy, MD; Julia Martin, MD; Khaled M. Ziada, MD; Vince Sorrell, MD; Charles L. Campbell, MD; and UK fellows. Get more information and see the detailed agenda.
Gill Heart Institute and UK HealthCare teams will be walking to raise money and awareness for heart disease research. The walk is 8-11 a.m. To donate or learn how to form your own Heart Walk team, click here.
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Coronary Pathologies: Atherosclerosis and BeyondKey Note Speaker: Peter Libby, MDUK Albert B. Chandler Hospital AuditoriumMore information »
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The UK Gill Heart Institute is at a critical point in the history of medicine and health care. Advances in technology and science offer unprecedented opportunities to reduce suffering, save lives and cure disease. As the only academic health care system that serves Central and Eastern Kentucky, the Gill combines world-class clinical care with leading-edge cardiovascular research and outstanding medical education. Compassionate and knowledgeable specialists collaborate to treat each patient as an individual and work in virtually every area of cardiology. The Gill Heart Institute is here for you.
Gill’s generous donors have provided the margin of excellence to our clinical, research and educational programs that train future medical professionals. Donor support helps us build state-of-the-art facilities, purchase the latest technology and provide outreach to communities in distant counties. Any amount is welcome. Donors may direct their donations to any service or program they desire, or they can donate in honor of an individual.
Become a partner in this effort to keep the UK Gill Heart Institute a regional and national pacesetter. Working together, we can transform the future of health care for the Commonwealth well into the 21st century.
To make a donation, please visit our secure online giving form (select "Gill Heart Institute" in the second drop-down menu) or call 859-257-1000 or toll free 1-800-333-8874.
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