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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.


Study: Use of CPR and AEDs Save Lives


July 29, 2015, ST. LOUIS – The use of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillators (AEDs) by bystanders significantly increases survival and improves outcomes for those suffering cardiac arrest, according to a new research. In a study published in…

KTRS: Missouri Struggles in Heart Disease Prevention


July 2, 2015, ST. LOUIS – Missouri lags behind most states in heart disease prevention, particularly with obesity and smoking. A new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine found half of all heart disease deaths are linked to…

FOX2: Half of All Heart Disease Deaths are Preventable


July 2, 2015, ST. LOUIS – Half of all heart disease deaths are preventable, according to new research published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The study found five modifiable risk factors as responsible: Elevated cholesterol Diabetes Hypertension Obesity Smoking…

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…


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.