The UK Gill Heart Institute’s comprehensive approach to heart and vascular health begins with promoting cardiovascular wellness and extends to treating life-threatening complications with the newest therapies and devices. Our greatest asset is our faculty, a multidisciplinary clinical team that includes members from six services:
Our leading-edge facilities are available in the UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital, UK Good Samaritan Hospital, office locations at the Gill Heart Institute building on the UK campus, at Maxwell Street in downtown Lexington and at nearly a dozen outreach sites around the Commonwealth.
The Gill Heart Institute serves as a local referral center for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases. We offer the only advanced heart failure and transplantation program in the region, and we are one of 34 centers in the United States certified in the implantation of the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart. The Gill Imaging Center, equipped with two 64-slice CT scanners, a 1.5 Tesla and a 3.0 Tesla MRI scanner, performs complex adult and pediatric cases in close collaboration between cardiology and radiology.
Our complete cardiovascular care includes a cardiac rehabilitation program, leading-edge electrophysiology and interventional cardiology procedures, minimally-invasive approaches to structural heart disease and extensive surgical services for heart and vascular disease.
Our aim is to provide every patient with exceptionally compassionate care in the safest and most appropriate manner possible based on the best evidence and latest technological advances.
Cardiac cath and interventionsASD SEATTLE II SYMPLICITY HTN-3
Cardiovascular imaging ISCHEMIA PROMISE
Clinical cardiology SOLID TIMI-52
Electrophysiology CADENCE 215 VEST
Heart failure, assist devices and transplant IPAC LAPTOP-HF
Lipid management CSL—112 IMPROVE-IT
Pulmonary hypertension COMPASS 2
Structural heart interventionsAmplatzer Cardiac Plug PREMIUM
The Gill Heart Institute serves as a local referral center for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases. To refer a patient for any of our areas of service expertise, call UK•MDs at 800-888-5533..
Gill Heart Institute Outreach sites (PDF, 179 KB)
ARH Regional Medical Center | Directions »Hazard, KY Call 859-323-0295 or toll-free 1-877-700-5479 for appointments
Clark Regional Medical Center | Directions »Winchester, KY Call 859-323-0295 or toll-free 1-877-700-5479 for appointments
Dr. John Johnstone Office | Directions »(electrophysiology only)Richmond, KY Call 859-323-0295 or toll-free 1-877-700-5479 for appointments
Fleming County Specialty Clinics | Directions »Flemingsburg, KY Call 859-323-0295 or toll-free 1-877-700-5479 for appointments
Georgetown Community Hospital | Directions »Georgetown, KY Call 859-323-0295 or toll-free 1-877-700-5479 for appointments
Norton Audubon Hospital | Directions »(Heart failure, Cardiac transplant and Mechanical support)Louisville, KYCall 859-323-0295 or toll-free 1-877-700-5479 for appointments
Paul B. Hall Hospital | Directions »Paintsville, KY Call 859-323-0295 or toll-free 1-877-700-5479 for appointments
Rockcastle Hospital | Directions »Mt Vernon, KY Call 859-323-0295 or toll-free 1-877-700-5479 for appointments
St. Claire Regional Medical Center | Directions »(electrophysiology only)Morehead, KY Call 859-323-0295 or toll-free 1-877-700-5479 for appointments
For appointments in the following regions, call 859-323-6494:
For appointments in the following regions, call 859-257-3253:
UK Gill Heart Institute - Heart failure, assist devices and transplants
Maya Guglin, MD, PhD is the editor-in-chief of the recently launched VAD Journal, a publication focused exclusively on mechanical assisted circulation. You can access the journal at uknowledge.uky.edu/vad/.
The University of Kentucky's cardiovascular medicine program has a distinguished 50-year history. To learn more about our programs and read about highlights over the past several years, please view our annual State of the Heart publications.
State of the Art Heart - 2012 (PDF, 5.7 MB) State of the Art Heart - 2013 (PDF, 9.1 MB) State of the Art Heart - 2014 (PDF, 5.2 MB)
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