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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:

FOX2: New device for leaky heart valves prevents need for major surgery

10/15/2014

October 15, 2014, ST. LOUIS – Saint Louis University Hospital heart specialists have a new option to treat mitral valve regurgitation in a device called MitraClip. For more information, Michael Lim, MD, co-director of the Center for Comprehensive Cardiovascular Care (C4)…

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

KMOX Radio: Cardiac Surgeons Use Non-Invasive Approach to Fix Mitral Valves

09/24/2014

September 24, 2014, ST. LOUIS - Saint Louis University Hospital cardiac specialists are offering a new device to treat patients’ leaky mitral valves without open cardiac surgery. It’s a device called the MitraClip. Richard Lee, MD, co-director of the Center for Comprehensive Cardiovascular…

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Low Carb May Be More Heart Healthy Than Low Fat

09/04/2014

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

08/25/2014

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

08/18/2014

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…

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Welcome!

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.