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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.


Botox for Atrial Fibrillation?


May 27, 2015, ST. LOUIS – A new study presented at the annual Heart Rhythm Society meeting in Boston finds a botox injection to the heart after open surgery may prevent the heart rhythm atrial fibrillation (AFIB). It is estimated…

Handshake Grip and Heart Disease Risk?


May 18, 2015, ST. LOUIS – The strength of a person’s hand grip or handshake may determine heart disease and stroke risk, according to a study published in the Lancet. In looking at 140,000 people in 17 countries, researchers found for every…

Fredbird and KMOV's Jasmine Huda rally the crowd at the 2014 Metro St. Louis Heart Walk

Join Us For the 2015 Metro St. Louis Heart Walk


April 1, 2015, ST. LOUIS — Join Saint Louis University Hospital as we help the American Heart Association (AHA) raise dollars and awareness in the fight against heart disease May 9 at Busch Stadium for the 2015 Metro St. Louis…

National Walking Day


April 1, 2015, ST. LOUIS – Today marks the American Heart Association’s annual push to get people up and going with “National Walking Day.” Every step helps, and the idea is to become more active to lower risk of heart…

New Cholesterol Drugs Show Promise


March 18, 2015, ST. LOUIS -Two new cholesterol drugs could be “transformational” and on the market by year’s end, according to Richard Lee, MD, co-director of the Center for Comprehensive Cardiovascular Care at Saint Louis University Hospital and a SLUCare…


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.