Our Approach

Chest pain, shortness of breath, dizziness…is it a heart problem?

The symptoms of some heart conditions can be subtle. Other symptoms and problems are impossible to ignore. The UC Heart, Lung & Vascular Institute offers deep expertise to help patients prevent, diagnose, treat and manage wide-ranging heart and vascular conditions whether they need a simple fix or sophisticated options to help manage a more complex or rare condition.

An academic medical center–with a powerful cardiovascular network

As part of an academic medical center, physicians at the UC Heart, Lung & Vascular Institute work closely with colleagues who are completing groundbreaking research in cardiovascular disease and care. That means we base our diagnoses and treatment options on the latest scientific research and technologies, and can provide the safest, most innovative heart and vascular treatments available. Through our clinical trials, we offer access to advanced therapies that aren’t available elsewhere.

Patient-centered care

Our philosophy of care is a patient-centered care model—care based on a collaborative approach where clinicians work seamlessly across subspecialties so each patient with heart or vascular disease gets the best treatment.

We are committed to providing our patients and their families with the best experience possible; that’s why we conduct and analyze thousands of patient satisfaction surveys every year. We ask our patients to tell us about everything from the attentiveness of our nursing staff to the cleanliness of our rooms. A third-party study–the Press Ganey Inpatient Satisfaction Survey–measures and compares our results with nearly 2,000 other health-care providers nationwide. We use the findings to continuously improve every aspect of our care.

We’re your partner, by your side, every step of the way

If this is the first time getting your heart checked, don’t worry. After a thorough evaluation, we’ll develop a personalized treatment plan and help you (or your caregivers) take an active role in your care. For example, if you need a cardiac procedure, we will create a personalized binder with all of the information you’ll need–what to expect, details about the procedure, medication and diet information, rehabilitation and more. It’s our mission to get you as healthy as possible, as quickly as possible.

Seamless treatment options and state-of-the-art facilities

The UC Heart, Lung & Vascular Institute provides seamless treatment options spanning from disease prevention strategies to advanced imaging and diagnostics, to sophisticated therapies and rehabilitation. We offer the most comprehensive range of cardiovascular services in our region, with a multidisciplinary team that includes clinicians, researchers, surgeons, nurses, pharmacists, specialists, social workers, dieticians, exercise specialists and more. And, our facilities and practices are recognized locally and nationally for excellence in patient care.

All this means that no matter the diagnosis, we have the expert teams and technologies to help you get back on your feet faster–with the power of the UC Heart, Lung & Vascular Institute behind you.

Learn more about our Institute and our centers and programs.