2019 State of the Heart
The UK Gill Heart & Vascular Institute Annual Report
UK HealthCare is a strong believer in our threefold mission to care for the residents of the Commonwealth, support the advancement of ideas through our faculty research and develop future healthcare leaders who will use their knowledge as a force for good.
The UK Gill Heart & Vascular Institute has its finger on the pulse of each of those missions. The information and stories below will help you understand what we are doing to help transform Kentucky and beyond into a healthier place.
Innovations in cardiovascular care
We're among the best in providing positive outcomes. But we can always improve when the goal is unwavering excellence.Driving Excellence Through Data »
A bright spot in Robert’s stay were visits from Dr. Slocum. He’s not a medical doctor – so he didn’t poke, prod or dispense medications; he listened.Listening to the Heart »
In 2018 we performed our 300th transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedure, a minimally invasive valve replacement method.Shaping the use of TAVR »
Medicine requires a team – so that’s why cardiovascular care and clinical pharmacy providers are working together more closely.It Takes a Team »
Part Thomas Edison, part Willy Wonka – Dr. Michael Winkler combines visual arts skills with scientific expertise to create elegant imaging.Helping Patients See Their Hearts »
We improve Kentucky’s cardiovascular care every day by teaching the latest techniques to providers throughout the region.Leading Through Teaching »
Carotid artery disease is a major cause of stroke. We are among the first to offer TCAR – a safe, minimally invasive treatment for high risk patients.Stopping a Stroke Before it Starts »
UK’s Comprehensive Stroke Center director has created a team of cardiac and stroke specialists to provide prevention resources for Kentucky.Improving Heart and Brain Health Across Disciplines »
A group of our experts established Twitter as a preferred platform to share clinical trials, expertise, and dialog with international colleagues.Extending Gill's Reach Through Social Media »
Our Kentucky Adult Congenital Heart (KACH) Program provides personalized, adult-focused care and treatment of congenital heart defects.Caring for Heart Patients Across Their Lifespan »
During a heart attack, each minute is crucial – so we have made it our mission to provide the fastest, most accurate diagnosis.Acting Fast to Save Lives »
Over 4,800 Kentucky women die annually from heart disease. Our Women’s Heart Health Program seeks to reduce this number.By Women, for Women »
Our Heart Rhythm Program treats all aspects of arrhythmia. Led by former heart patient Dr. Aaron Hesselson, we focus on patient-centered care.Becoming a Leader in Hearth Rhythm Care »
Our Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation program allows patients to overcome heart failure and thrive again.Advanced Heart Failure Requires Advanced Care »
Gill Heart & Vascular Institute Fund
Through private support, UK Gill Heart & Vascular Institute can fully realize its potential as a state-of-the-art, comprehensive, cardiovascular center. More work must be done as Gill tackles Kentucky's No. 1 cause of death: cardiovascular disease.