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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:

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…

Sit and Rise Test to Determine Heart Health


March 2, 2015, ST. LOUIS – Could how well you sit down and get off the floor determine heart health? The “Sit and Rise” test may do just that. A Brazilian physician published a study in 2012 in the European Journal…

Heart Attacks and Cold Weather


February 17, 2015, ST. LOUIS – Heart attack risk can spike when temperatures dip into the single digits. Arteries constrict and many are doing activity like snow shoveling they may not be conditioned for. You combine the two and bad…

Women and Heart Disease: Vanessa’s story


February 17, 2015, ST. LOUIS – To help raise awareness of a woman’s risk of heart disease during February, American Heart Month, KPLR-TV’s Christine Buck focused on the topic for her daily “Afternoons on 11″ program. You can watch the…

Heart Disease: #1 Killer of Women


February 12, 2015, ST. LOUIS – More women than men die each year from heart disease. There can be subtle symptoms women should know. To raise awareness, SLUCare cardiac surgeon Dawn Hui, MD, talked about it with KSDK’s Kay Quinn.


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.