We know having a heart problem or planning for a heart treatment can be stressful. It’s normal for you your family to have many questions and concerns.
We want you to be well informed and at ease with your medical care at the Gill Heart Institute. Our goal is to help you at every stage of your treatment. We do this by answering your questions and telling you what to expect. We also provide the physical and emotional support you need to manage your heart problem.
Your care is based on medical treatments that are proven to be safe and effective. Our approach to your care will focus on you. This means:
• We will help you to improve your health. • We will keep you from staying in the hospital any longer than necessary. • We will help you get back to your normal life more quickly.
If you would like to speak to someone at Gill Heart Institute or if have questions about your care, please call us during office hours at 859-323-0295.
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At 81, Robert Kraus told his doctors he didn’t want a complicated, open-chest procedure to replace his aortic valve. That’s when he learned about a new, minimally invasive procedure now available at UK HealthCare known as TAVR, the latest advancement at the UK Gill Heart Institute.
Read more about Robert’s story and how TAVR helped him quickly return to his normal activities.
A group of researchers led by Sidney "Wally" Whiteheart, PhD, at the University of Kentucky, has published findings from an important study exploring the role that a gene called STXBP5 plays in the development of cardiovascular disease.
Mike Graham was scuba diving one day when suddenly he could not catch his breath. Pulmonary rehabilitation has allowed him to return to many of the activities he enjoyed before he was diagnosed with COPD
The University of Kentucky has been awarded research grants totaling $1.26 million by the American Heart Association.
The University of Kentucky's Gill Heart Institute, Manchester Memorial Hospital (MMH), and ARH Cardiology Associates have partnered to offer Clay County and surrounding areas access to advanced cardiology services.
The nurses in the cardiothoracic and vascular intensive care unit at UK HealthCare use their knowledge of patient care to prepare for the unit's move to its new location in Pavilion A
Dr. Mikel Smith, the Alberto Mazzoleni Professor of Cardiology and the director of echocardiography at the Gill Heart Institute, has been given the American Society of Echocardiography's 2014 Richard Popp Excellence in Teaching Award.
Most people hear the word "artifact" and think of amazing discoveries archeologists find while digging deep in the Earth. But for Gill Heart Institute faculty Dr. Vincent Sorrell and Dr. Steve Leung, finding artifacts means a challenge.
Dr. Maya Guglin started her career as a cardiologist in Volgograd, Russia. Today, she revels in the "thinker's specialty" as she pursues her clinical and research interests in heart failure and mechanical assist devices at the Gill Heart Institute.
Dr. Samy-Claude Elayi, and his team at the UK Gill Heart Institute, helped 44-year-old Rae Wagoner go from homebound to gymbound.
Dr. Vincent Sorrell calls it a "labor of love" and Amazon.com calls it "invaluable." "Questions, Tricks, and Tips for the Echocardiography Boards" is now available for purchase.
The National Institutes of Health has renewed a 5-year, $1.2 million grant to the University of Kentucky to help prepare clinical scholars for leadership positions in cardiovascular research.
Gill Heart Institute's Dr. Alison Bailey, has brought an innovative exercise program to Lexington, and you can be a part of this fun, free event on Friday, May 30.
Alison Bailey has been named the Director of Ambulatory and Preventive Cardiology for UK HealthCare.
UK HealthCare's Gill Heart Institute has received the "Get With The Guidelines-Resuscitation Gold Quality Achievement Award" from the American Heart Association.
Students from the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy’s Operation Heart Committee paired with faculty mentors from the UK Gill Heart Institute to host Hearts for Kentucky in Morehead.
Ventricular assist devices (VAD) not only make the difference between life and death for heart failure patients -- they also make a difference in the quality of a patient's life, often improving overall health more than other methods of treatment. The University of Kentucky has been performing VAD procedures since 1995 and recently earned their third straight biannual Certificate of Distinction from The Joint Commission (TJC), the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America.
For the third year in a row, Keeneland and Maker’s Mark have chosen the Gill Heart Institute to benefit from the proceeds of its Charitable Bottle Series.
More than 100 UK HealthCare physicians affiliated with University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital, Kentucky Children's Hospital and UK HealthCare Good Samaritan Hospital appear on the Best Doctors in America® List for 2014 -- more than any other hospital in Kentucky. Only five percent of doctors in America earn this prestigious honor, decided by impartial peer review.
Cardiovascular disease is preventable in many cases if you are willing to commit to a heart-healthy lifestyle.
Community leaders and health care providers gathered in Whitesburg on Jan. 23, to celebrate a new partnership among Mountain Comprehensive Healthcare Corporation (MCHC), Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH), and UK HealthCare’s Gill Heart Institute.
Dr. Ted Wright's arrival at UK brings a new and important skill to the Gill Heart Institute Atrial Fibrillation Program team.
University of Kentucky Heart Runners are dashing through the snow for a good cause by completing the Holiday Heart Run Challenge.
Community leaders and local health care providers joined representatives of Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH), Appalachian Heart Center (AHC), and UK HealthCare’s Gill Heart Institute Monday to celebrate a new partnership that will deliver the highest quality and state-of-the art cardiovascular care to residents of Eastern Kentucky.
In his 11 years as a vascular surgeon, Dr. Eleftherios Xenos, director of the UK HealthCare Vein Clinic, said he has seen tremendous progression in endovascular procedures. The changes have been exciting for both Xenos and his staff.
Harlan County resident Bobby Rowe suffered a heart attack and multiple incidents of cardiac arrest in June of 2012. The UK Gill Heart Institute’s outreach service and UK Chandler Hospital played important roles in Rowe's survival.
The Division of Cardiovascular Medicine sponsors a weekly continuing education series. Seminars are held Fridays from 7:30-8:30 a.m. in room 234 of the Biological-Pharmaceutical Complex. Please contact the host if you wish to have lunch with or meet the speaker during his or her time on campus.
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The UK Gill Heart Institute is at a critical point in the history of medicine and health care. Advances in technology and science offer unprecedented opportunities to reduce suffering, save lives and cure disease. As the only academic health care system that serves Central and Eastern Kentucky, the Gill combines world-class clinical care with leading-edge cardiovascular research and outstanding medical education. Compassionate and knowledgeable specialists collaborate to treat each patient as an individual and work in virtually every area of cardiology. The Gill Heart Institute is here for you.
Gill’s generous donors have provided the margin of excellence to our clinical, research and educational programs that train future medical professionals. Donor support helps us build state-of-the-art facilities, purchase the latest technology and provide outreach to communities in distant counties. Any amount is welcome. Donors may direct their donations to any service or program they desire, or they can donate in honor of an individual.
Become a partner in this effort to keep the UK Gill Heart Institute a regional and national pacesetter. Working together, we can transform the future of health care for the Commonwealth well into the 21st century.
To make a donation, please visit our secure online giving form (select "Gill Heart Institute" in the second drop-down menu) or call 859-257-1000 or toll free 1-800-333-8874.
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