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    The UK Gill Heart & Vascular 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:

    • Adult cardiology
    • Pediatric cardiology
    • Cardiothoracic surgery
    • Vascular surgery
    • Cardiac radiology
    • Cardiac anesthesiology



  • About Gill

    Our leading-edge facilities are available in the UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital, UK Good Samaritan Hospital, office locations at the Gill Heart & Vascular 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 & Vascular 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. 

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  • Clinical trials

    CURRENT ENROLLING CLINICAL TRIALS

    AlloMap Registry (CareDx, Inc.)
    Amulet (St. Jude Medical)
    BMS CV002004 (Bristol-Myers Squibb Research and Development)
    CardioMEMS HF System PAS (Post Approval Study) (St. Jude Medical)
    COMPASSION S3 (Edwards Lifesciences)
    DREAM HF (MESOBLAST)
    FAME 3 (Stanford University)
    ISCHEMIA (NHLBI/NYUSOM)
    MOMENTUM 3 CAP (St. Jude Medical)
    smartADHERE (Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC)
    Spyral HTN ON Meds (Medtronic)
    Spyral HTN OFF Meds (Medtronic)

    AlloMap Registry (CareDx, Inc.)

    PI: Navin Rajagopalan, MD

    • To analyze medical records and observe clinical outcomes in heart transplant recipients who receive regular AlloMap testing as part of allograft rejection surveillance.

    For more information about this study, contact:

    Rebekah Evans, RN
    859-323-8663
    Email: rastan2@uky.edu

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    Amulet (St. Jude Medical)

    Comparison of Amplatzer™ Amulet™ LAA occluder safety and efficacy in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation to Boston Scientific LAA occluder.

    PI: John Gurley, MD

    • Patients over the age of 18 with documented paroxysmal, persistent, or permanent non-valvular atrial fibrillation who are also deemed suitable for LAA closure.

    For more information about this study, contact:

    Yvonne Taul, RN
    859-218-1644
    Email: Yvonne.taul@uky.edu

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    BMS CV002004 (Bristol-Myers Squibb Research and Development)

    A Longitudinal Evaluation of Disease & Fibrosis Biomarkers in Different Groups of Heart Failure Patients to Enhance the Early Clinical Development of Compounds with Anti-fibrotic Activity in the Heart

    PI: Vincent Sorrell, MD

    • To compare the blood levels and imaging studies in stable and acute heart failure patients

    For more information about this study, contact:

    Heather Shinall
    859-323-5259
    Email: h.shinall@uky.edu

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    CardioMEMS HF System PAS (Post Approval Study) (St. Jude Medical)

    PI: Maya Guglin, MD, PhD

    • Continued collection of safety and efficacy data following FDA approval of device

    For more information about this study, contact:

    Rebekah Evans, RN
    859-323-8663
    Email: rastan2@uky.edu

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    COMPASSION S3 (Edwards Lifesciences)

    Congenital Multicenter trial of Pulmonic vAlve dysfunction Studying the SAPIEN 3 interventIONal THV

    PI: Andrew Leventhal, MD, PhD

    • To determine safety and efficacy of the Edwards Sapien 3 Transcatheter Heart Valve System in patients with dysfunctional right ventricular outflow tract with clinical indication for intervention

    For more information about this study, contact:

    Jennifer Isaacs
    859-323-4738
    Email: Jennifer.isaacs@uky.edu

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    DREAM HF (MESOBLAST)

    Efficacy and Safety Study of Allogeneic stem cells in Patients with Chronic Heart Failure Due to Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction of Either Ischemic or Nonischemic Etiology

    PI: Ahmed Abdel-Latif, MD, PhD

    • Restoring the function of damaged heart muscle with experimental study product cells

    For more information about this study, contact:

    Heather Shinall
    859-323-5259
    Email: h.shinall@uky.edu

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    FAME 3 (Stanford University)

    Fractional flow reserve versus angiography for multivessel evaluation (FAME) 3 Trail

    PI: Ahmed Abdel-Latif, MD, PhD (VA)

    • A comparison of fractional flow reserve-guided percutaneous coronary intervention and coronary artery bypass graft surgery in patients with multivessel coronary artery disease

    For more information about this study, contact:

    Yvonne Taul, RN
    859-218-1644
    Email: Yvonne.taul@uky.edu

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    ISCHEMIA (NHLBI/NYUSOM)

    International Study of Comparative Health Effectiveness with Medical and Invasive Approaches invasive strategy ( initial management with cath) vs. conservative strategy (initial management with optimal medical therapy [OMT] and provisional cath if OMT fails) in ischemic patients

    PI: David Booth, MD (UK and VA)

    • Patients with at least moderate ischemia on a stress imaging test

    For more information about this study, contact:

    Yvonne Taul, RN
    859-218-1644
    Email: Yvonne.taul@uky.edu

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    MOMENTUM 3 CAP (St. Jude Medical)

    Multi-Center Study of MagLev Technology in Patients Undergoing MCS Therapy with HeartMate 3™

    PI: Maya Guglin, MD, PhD

    For more information about this study, contact:

    Jennifer Isaacs
    859-323-4738
    Email: Jennifer.isaacs@uky.edu

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    smartADHERE (Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC)

    smartADHERE - Smartphones to Improve Rivaroxaban ADHEREnce in Atrial Fibrillation

    PI: Yousef Darrat, MD

    • To evaluate the effectiveness of an intervention with a smart phone application compared to standard of care in atrial fibrillation patients treated with rivaroxaban.

    For more information about this study, contact:

    Yvonne Taul, RN
    859-218-1644
    Email: Yvonne.taul@uky.edu

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    Spyral HTN ON Meds (Medtronic)

    Global Clinical Study of Renal Denervation with the Symplicity Spyral multi-electrode renal denervation system in patients with Uncontrolled Hypertension on Standard Medical Therapy

    PI: Khaled Ziada, MD

    For more information about this study, contact:

    Heather Shinall
    859-323-5259
    Email: h.shinall@uky.edu 

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    Spyral HTN OFF Meds (Medtronic)

    Global Clinical Study of Renal Denervation with the Symplicity Spyral multi-electrode renal denervation system in patients with Uncontrolled Hypertension in the absence of antihypertensive medications

    PI: Khaled Ziada, MD

    For more information about this study, contact:

    Heather Shinall
    859-323-5259
    Email: h.shinall@uky.edu 

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  • Referrals

    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..

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    Gill Heart & Vascular Institute Outreach sites (PDF, 549 KB) »

    Cardiology

    Clark Regional Medical Center | Directions »
    Winchester, 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, KY
    Call 859-323-0295 or toll-free 1-877-700-5479 for appointments

    Rockcastle Regional 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

    Cardiothoracic Surgery

    For appointments in the following regions, call 859-323-6494: 

    • Boyle County
    • Harrison County
    • Rockcastle County

    Vascular Surgery

    For appointments in the following regions, call 859-257-3253:

    • Danville 
    • Prestonsburg