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.
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.
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