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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:

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…

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…


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.