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.
More than 100 UK HealthCare physicians affiliated with University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital, Kentucky Children's Hospital and UK HealthCare Good Samaritan Hospital appear on the Best Doctors in America® List for 2014 -- more than any other hospital in Kentucky. Only five percent of doctors in America earn this prestigious honor, decided by impartial peer review.
Cardiovascular disease is preventable in many cases if you are willing to commit to a heart-healthy lifestyle.
Community leaders and health care providers gathered in Whitesburg on Jan. 23, to celebrate a new partnership among Mountain Comprehensive Healthcare Corporation (MCHC), Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH), and UK HealthCare’s Gill Heart Institute.
Dr. Ted Wright's arrival at UK brings a new and important skill to the Gill Heart Institute Atrial Fibrillation Program team.
University of Kentucky Heart Runners are dashing through the snow for a good cause by completing the Holiday Heart Run Challenge.
Community leaders and local health care providers joined representatives of Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH), Appalachian Heart Center (AHC), and UK HealthCare’s Gill Heart Institute Monday to celebrate a new partnership that will deliver the highest quality and state-of-the art cardiovascular care to residents of Eastern Kentucky.
In his 11 years as a vascular surgeon, Dr. Eleftherios Xenos, director of the UK HealthCare Vein Clinic, said he has seen tremendous progression in endovascular procedures. The changes have been exciting for both Xenos and his staff.
Harlan County resident Bobby Rowe suffered a heart attack and multiple incidents of cardiac arrest in June of 2012. The UK Gill Heart Institute’s outreach service and UK Chandler Hospital played important roles in Rowe's survival.
When Dr. Kunal Bodiwala began his internal medicine residency at the University of Kentucky in 2003, his plan for the future was to be a general cardiologist.
Forward to the present, Dr. Bodiwala, now a board certified cardiologist, is the inaugural graduate of the University of Kentucky Interdisciplinary Fellowship in Advanced Cardiac Imaging, and a leader in the field of cardiovascular imaging, who has already started lecturing in national forums.
Pulmonary hypertension is high blood pressure in the lung arteries. It occurs as a result of thickening of all three layers of the small pulmonary artery branches throughout the lungs, especially the muscular layer.
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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Coronary Pathologies: Atherosclerosis and BeyondKey Note Speaker: Peter Libby, MDUK Albert B. Chandler Hospital AuditoriumMore information »
Gill Heart Institute | Directions » 1000 S. Limestone Lexington KY40536 859-323-5000
Cardiac Rehabilitation and Wellness | Directions » 125 E. Maxwell St. Lexington KY 40508 859-257-1000
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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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