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.

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…


SSM Health SLU Hospital offering new Synergy Stent


ST. LOUIS, MO (January 11, 2016) – Cardiac specialists at SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital are first in the region to commercially offer patients the Synergy stent, a new alternative designed to promote faster healing and reduce complications from…

Warning Signs For Cardiac Arrest


January 11, 2016, ST. LOUIS – A new study says there are warning signs for cardiac arrest that should not be ignored. Published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, the study found half of people with cardiac arrest had symptoms…

SLUCare surgeon Richard Lee, MD, performs a Maze procedure, the "gold standard" surgical therapy for atrial fibrillation

Patient Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary of Her Maze Procedure


December 10, 2015, ST. LOUIS – For Rosalie Knight, December 2 is a day on her calendar to always remember. It was that day in 2005 she overcame debilitating atrial fibrillation thanks to a procedure called Maze and a surgeon named…

Salt Intake and Your Heart


December 7, 2015, ST. LOUIS – A diet high in sodium increases blood pressure, a major heart disease risk factor. To help educate the population on how much sodium is in food items, restaurants in New York City became the…


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.