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

It’s a new approach to heart care. SLUCare cardiologists and cardiac surgeons at Saint Louis University Hospital have developed a more patient-focused, individualized concept with the Center for Comprehensive Cardiovascular Care – the “C4.”

Co-directed by SLUCare physicians Michael Lim, MD and Richard Lee, MD, the new center is housed on the hospital’s main campus and is highlighted by their specialized team’s fusion of what are normally two separate services – cardiology and cardiac surgery. This ensures that heart patients have all their medical teams working collaboratively to provide the best possible care.

Our cardiology department at Saint Louis University Hospital have been recognized for:


Low Carb May Be More Heart Healthy Than Low Fat


September 4, 2014, ST. LOUIS – A new study in the Annals of Internal Medicine finds a low-carbohydrate diet is “more effective for weight loss and cardiovascular risk factor reduction” than a low-fat diet. In an interview with KMOX Radio,…

Richard Lee, MD, as featured in the August 22 St. Louis Business Journal

Business Journal: New Cardiac Monitor at SLU Hospital


August 25, 2014, ST. LOUIS – The August 22 edition of the St. Louis Business Journal features a new technology available to patients at the Center for Comprehensive Cardiovascular Care at Saint Louis University Hospital. The Reveal LINQ, first implanted…

Michael Lim, MD, and Richard Lee, MD, implant a MitraClip at Saint Louis University Hospital to repair a patient's leaky valve rather than perform open surgery

Saint Louis University Hospital Offers MitraClip, a New Option For Mitral Valve Repair


August 18, 2014, ST. LOUIS – Heart specialists at Saint Louis University Hospital are using a new device to treat patients’ leaky mitral valves without open cardiac surgery and help patients avoid the debilitating symptoms of mitral regurgitation, the most…

Stroke Rates Declining in Older Americans


July 29, 2014, ST. LOUIS – A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association finds the incidence of stroke has decreased from 1987 to 2011. “Fewer people are actually suffering from strokes and the people who do…


STUDY: Niacin May Bring Health Risks


July 18, 2014, ST. LOUIS – Millions of Americans take the drug niacin to lower their cholesterol, but a new study in the New England Journal of Medicine says niacin not only shows no added benefit, but brings an increased…

Dr. Michael Lim with a patient


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.