Division of Cardiology

Division Head: Henry E. Kim, M.D., M.P.H.

The Division of Cardiology offers expertise across the complete range of cardiac care: myocardial infarction, heart failure, structural heart disease, cardiac electrophysiology, cardiac imaging, cardiac catheterization and angioplasty, interventional cardiology, heart transplant, and cardiac rehabilitation. As part of the Edith and Benson Ford Heart and Vascular Institute, our group works closely with cardiothoracic, vascular, and transplant surgeons. Our Division established one of the first cardiology training programs in the country and has a long history of bench and clinical research to continually offer patients advanced treatment options.

Clinical highlights

Our cardiac catheterization group treats nearly 95% of AMI patients within 90 minutes of arrival. The electrophysiology laboratories include 3-D mapping, magnetic navigation to pinpoint electrical disturbance, and advanced implantable devices. We offer a multidisciplinary aorta program for early diagnosis of aortic disorders. Interventional procedures include percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty, stenting, septal closure devices, atherectomy, and thrombectomy. Our innovative Structural Heart Program is advancing the field with transcaval valve replacements. We have among the largest experiences with advanced heart failure including bridge devices and transplantation. The cardiac rehabilitation program offers three phases, from inpatient recovery to outpatient exercise and education and wellness.

Research

With annual funding of nearly $4 million, our research program features ongoing NIH-funded clinical trial therapies for heart failure as well as basic and translational research into the causes and novel treatments of heart failure. We are also participating in the PreSERVE AMI Phase II research study for post-AMI patients with stents.

Education

We offer one of the largest, most comprehensive fellowship programs in the nation with 30 cardiology fellowship positions across every subspecialty of cardiology: General Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Electrophysiology, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology, Advanced Cardiac Imaging, and Structural Heart Disease.