We know having a heart problem or planning for a heart treatment can be stressful. It’s normal for you your family to have many questions and concerns.
We want you to be well informed and at ease with your medical care at the Gill Heart Institute. Our goal is to help you at every stage of your treatment. We do this by answering your questions and telling you what to expect. We also provide the physical and emotional support you need to manage your heart problem.
Your care is based on medical treatments that are proven to be safe and effective. Our approach to your care will focus on you. This means:
• We will help you to improve your health. • We will keep you from staying in the hospital any longer than necessary. • We will help you get back to your normal life more quickly.
If you would like to speak to someone at Gill Heart Institute or if have questions about your care, please call us during office hours at 859-323-0295.
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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.
The nurses in the cardiothoracic and vascular intensive care unit at UK HealthCare use their knowledge of patient care to prepare for the unit's move to its new location in Pavilion A
Dr. Mikel Smith, the Alberto Mazzoleni Professor of Cardiology and the director of echocardiography at the Gill Heart Institute, has been given the American Society of Echocardiography's 2014 Richard Popp Excellence in Teaching Award.
Most people hear the word "artifact" and think of amazing discoveries archeologists find while digging deep in the Earth. But for Gill Heart Institute faculty Dr. Vincent Sorrell and Dr. Steve Leung, finding artifacts means a challenge.
Dr. Maya Guglin started her career as a cardiologist in Volgograd, Russia. Today, she revels in the "thinker's specialty" as she pursues her clinical and research interests in heart failure and mechanical assist devices at the Gill Heart Institute.
Dr. Samy-Claude Elayi, and his team at the UK Gill Heart Institute, helped 44-year-old Rae Wagoner go from homebound to gymbound.
Dr. Vincent Sorrell calls it a "labor of love" and Amazon.com calls it "invaluable." "Questions, Tricks, and Tips for the Echocardiography Boards" is now available for purchase.
The National Institutes of Health has renewed a 5-year, $1.2 million grant to the University of Kentucky to help prepare clinical scholars for leadership positions in cardiovascular research.
Gill Heart Institute's Dr. Alison Bailey, has brought an innovative exercise program to Lexington, and you can be a part of this fun, free event on Friday, May 30.
Alison Bailey has been named the Director of Ambulatory and Preventive Cardiology for UK HealthCare.
UK HealthCare's Gill Heart Institute has received the "Get With The Guidelines-Resuscitation Gold Quality Achievement Award" from the American Heart Association.
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.
Join us at the American Heart Association's annual Heart Walk at Keeneland Race Course
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To learn more about Afib, join us for this free conference, open to the public, starting at 8:30 am at Albert B. Chandler Hospital, Pavilion A, Room 123 For more information, call 1-800-333-8874
Gill Heart Institute | Directions » 1000 S. Limestone Lexington KY 40536 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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