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.

SLUCare electrophysiologist Scott Ferreira, MD, implanted the first MRI safe ICD at SLU Hospital October 7, 2015

SSM Health SLU Hospital among first to implant new MRI-safe defibrillator


ST. LOUIS, MO (October 12, 2015) – Cardiologists at SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital and other SSM Health – St. Louis hospitals are among the first in the region implanting the first implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) system FDA approved…

New Change in Blood Pressure Guidelines


September 14, 2015, ST. LOUIS – For the estimated one in three U.S. adults with high blood pressure, a new study may change the upper number they aim for to 120 from 140. It comes from results of the SPRINT study…

Heart Disease Deaths Not Decreasing Among Women, Younger Adults


September 2, 2015, ST. LOUIS – Deaths from coronary heart disease have declined dramatically in older Americans, however epidemic increases in diabetes and obesity have led to a poorer outlook for those under 55, especially women. “Over the past ten years, younger folks have…


FDA Approves “Female Viagra,” Warns of Blood Pressure Risk


August 18, 2015, ST. LOUIS – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug to treat sexual desire in women, however with a warning label about potentially dangerous side effects from low blood pressure. Called Addyi, the…

Testosterone Supplements and Heart Risk


August 18, 2015, ST. LOUIS – A new study finds testosterone supplements do not increase heart attack and stroke risk as previously thought. The study published in the August 11 edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association, was…


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.