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

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.

MitraClip at SLU Hospital


June 24, 2015, ST. LOUIS – Saint Louis University Hospital offers a new treatment option using a tool called MitraClip for patients with a heart valve problem called mitral regurgitation. By performing a procedure called percutaneous mitral valve repair, SLUCare…

New Food Label Requirements Listing Trans Fat and Allergens Take Effect

FDA to Ban Use of Trans Fats


June 22, 2015, ST. LOUIS – Saying that trans fats “are not generally recognized as safe,” the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs), primarily the dietary source of artificial trans fat in processed foods, would be…

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy in Young Athletes


June 8, 2015, ST. LOUIS – Bud Sasser’s release by the St. Louis Rams raises awareness of a condition that may be rare, but is one of the leading causes of death in young athletes — hypertrophic cardiomyopathy or HCM….

This graphic in the January 4, 2014 New York Times illustrates a surging decline in heart disease death

Heart Disease Deaths Take Steep Decline


June 4, 2015, ST. LOUIS – Over the past fifty years, deaths from heart disease dropped 68 percent, going from 56 deaths per 10,000 people in 1958, to 18 deaths per 10,000 people in 2010. Conversely, cancer deaths have not…

Michael Lim, MD, and members of the C4 prepare for the first case in the new hybrid cardiac catheterization lab June 2

Hybrid Cardiac Catheterization Lab Opens at SLU Hospital


June 2, 2015, ST. LOUIS – With the opening of a new hybrid cardiac catheterization lab at Saint Louis University Hospital, SLUCare cardiac specialists can now perform new, less-invasive procedures that not only combine surgical and interventional procedures, but are available at only a…


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.