St. Louis Heart Surgeons, Heart Doctors, and Cardiovascular Specialists at SLU Hospital

SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital and SLUCare have partnered to provide one of the most comprehensive heart services in the region—the Center for Comprehensive Cardiovascular Care (C4). Our patient-focused and individualized approach to heart care allows us to treat a range of heart diseases and disorders.

Trust Your Heart to the Hands of Our Specialists


Co-directed by SLUCare physicians Michael Lim, MD and Richard Lee, MD, the C4 combines our cardiology and cardiac surgery teams to ensure that we provide you with the best possible heart care.

Study: Half of all heart attacks have no symptoms


May 18, 2016, ST. LOUIS – Nearly half of all heart attacks are “silent,” with many patients missing warning signs they are having a heart attack, according to a new study published in the journal Circulation. Signs of a “silent”…

FOX2: Your relationships could be hurting your health


April 26, 2015, ST. LOUIS – The heart needs love. So says a new study in the British Medical Journal that finds among otherwise healthy people, being lonely increased risk of coronary heart disease by 29 percent and risk of…

Cholesterol Drug Studies


April 6, 2016, ST. LOUIS – Two big studies on cholesterol drugs were released at the American College of Cardiology Conference over the weekend. One with discouraging information, and another with some promise for the millions of Americans who take…

Stress and High Cholesterol


February 29, 2016, ST. LOUIS – While stress and heart disease are known to be linked, a new study indicates high levels of stress can impact bad cholesterol as well. For more, watch the above interview with Michael Lim, MD,…

Love Your Heart St. Louis


January 30, 2016, ST. LOUIS – February marks American Heart Month and a new effort between SSM Health and FOX2 in St. Louis to raise heart disease awareness and help our region “Love Their Heart.” To kick off ‘Love Your Heart…


As a heart patient, it’s important to understand the potential repercussions that come with any treatment decision. Fortunately, you have the power to influence your overall cardiac care experience. Start by exploring your options. Empower yourself with better information to make the best decision for your heart health. Most importantly, partner with a proven team of cardiac specialists who will work to provide you with the best outcome possible.