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Heart & Vascular Care

Experienced care for the most complex, advanced heart, lung and vascular diseases

IU Health is one of the highest-volume heart and vascular programs in the United States. That means we're trusted with some of the most complex procedures involving heart, veins and lungs. 

We serve as a state and regional referral resource for the most complex heart and vascular issues.

IU Health is well-known for providing patients with expert heart and vascular care. We performed the first private hospital cardiac transplant in the world. We developed the technology that led to ultrasound of the heart. And we invented an implantable cardioverter. That's to name a few of our innovations.

We combine the highest level of medical expertise, the latest technology and a personal approach to your care to produce the best results. Whether it is testing, treatment for a complex condition, or a surgical solution, we are confident that we can design the best care program for you.

Our Approach to Heart & Vascular Care

IU Health is well-known for providing patients with expert heart and vascular care. We performed the first private hospital cardiac transplant in the world. We developed the technology that led to ultrasound of the heart. And we invented an implantable cardioverter. That's to name a few of our innovations.

We combine the highest level of medical expertise, the latest technology and a personal approach to your care to produce the best results. Whether it is testing, treatment for a complex condition, or a surgical solution, we are confident that we can design the best care program for you.

IU Health Heart & Vascular care reaches across the state. We partner with referring physicians across the country. That allows us to provide patients with innovative and successful treatment options. We value collaboration at every level of care, including:

  • Providing personalized patient care
  • Hosting forums for physicians, support staff, and administrators who share clinical expertise
  • Research in the latest technology

Innovations & Advancements

Our program focuses on pioneering advancements including: 

  • The only CV genetics program in the state of Indiana dedicated to serving at-risk family members of patients with diseases such as familial hypercholesterolemia and aortic aneurysm. 
  • Our Center for Cardiovascular Care in Athletics performed over 750 EKG screenings on college and university athletes.
  • Clinical trial opportunities in many heart and vascular studies

Experience Makes the Difference

IU Health is home to one of the highest-volume heart and vascular programs in the United States. We offer several specialized heart programs, premier facilities and the latest research and groundbreaking discoveries. This includes the treatment of genetic-based heart disease and elevated lipid levels that don't respond to normal therapy. 

We serve the most challenging heart and vascular problems. Experience has made us successful with our patients’ treatments.

Heart & Vascular Care Specialties 

The Adult Cardiovascular Genetic Counseling Program 

We provide a full range of pre-test and post-test genetic counseling services. This is for adults who have a diagnosis of, or are at risk for developing, inherited heart disease.

The Advanced Lipid Program 

We are the only program in the state of Indiana focusing on familial hypercholesterolemia (FH). About 90 percent of individuals with FH in the United States are undiagnosed.

The Aortopathy Screening Program

Patients with aortic disease often need surgical repair of aneurysm. If you've been identified, we offer you an opportunity to undergo genetic evaluation for cause and hereditary risk. 

Sports Cardiology

The Center for Cardiovascular Care in Athletics at IU Health offers complete sports cardiology care. This is available for athletes of all ages and skill levels. We use a Sports Cardiology Performance Lab to assess patients for possible heart disorders. We also provide information to better understand and improve an athlete’s performance.

Structural and Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) Program

We provide access to specialties inside and outside of cardiology. We are the only ACHD program in the state of Indiana recognized by the Adult Congenital Heart Association (ACHA). 

Vascular Regenerative Medicine Program

Our molecular and cellular therapeutics program is a groundbreaking program in regenerative approaches to heart disease. 

We are nationally recognized for starting the first stem cell trial for heart disease in the country. We were the national leader for the recently completed multicenter Phase III “Marrow Stem Treatment of Limb Ischemia in Subjects with Severe Peripheral Arterial Disease" trial (MOBILE). This trial showed a reduction in risk for leg amputation in patients with advanced peripheral arterial disease

Heart & Vascular Clinical Trials

We have many clinical trial opportunities. This include the ARREST trial, where we test the effectiveness of immune regulatory stem cells to prevent expansion of known aortic aneurysms.

Carotid Stent Program 

We provide extensive evaluation and treatment of occlusive carotid artery disease including transcervical carotid stenting.

Advanced Arrhythmia Ablation

We offer therapy and advanced procedures to treat cardiac arrhythmias. These range from simple to complex in nature. Our labs feature innovative equipment. When combined with the skills of our physicians and staff, we're able to perform even the most complex ablations. 

Heart & Lung Transplant

Our heart transplant and lung transplant providers treat patients with the most advanced heart and lung diseases. 

Our services includes:

We treat advanced conditions including:

  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Advanced lung diseases
  • Adult congenital heart disease

We also treat many other complex and rare cardiopulmonary conditions. 

The Aortic Surgery Program

We are a full-service practice that comprises all aspects of thoracic and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm (TAAA) and dissection care. 

Our expertise includes:

  • All open surgical procedures, including valve-sparing aortic root procedures, 
  • Ross procedures
  • Arch replacement
  • Open thoracoabdominal aneurysm repair
  • Minimally invasive endovascular procedures. 

We are the only heart program in the state of Indiana that offers a complete range of aortic surgical care. 

Level One Emergency Programs

IU Health offers the most complete scope of Level One and Emergency Programs in Indiana including the following programs: 

  • Level One Heart Attack
  • Level One Stroke
  • Level One Trauma
  • Cardiogenic Shock Emergency
  • Pulmonary Embolism Emergency
  • Esophageal Emergency
  • Vascular One Emergency

Why IU Health for Heart & Vascular Care

IU Health Heart & Vascular care reaches across the state. We partner with referring physicians across the country. That allows us to provide patients with innovative and successful treatment options. We value collaboration at every level of care, including:

  • Providing personalized patient care
  • Hosting forums for physicians, support staff, and administrators who share clinical expertise
  • Research in the latest technology

Innovations & Advancements

Our program focuses on pioneering advancements including: 

  • The only CV genetics program in the state of Indiana dedicated to serving at-risk family members of patients with diseases such as familial hypercholesterolemia and aortic aneurysm. 
  • Our Center for Cardiovascular Care in Athletics performed over 750 EKG screenings on college and university athletes.
  • Clinical trial opportunities in many heart and vascular studies

Experience Makes the Difference

IU Health is home to one of the highest-volume heart and vascular programs in the United States. We offer several specialized heart programs, premier facilities and the latest research and groundbreaking discoveries. This includes the treatment of genetic-based heart disease and elevated lipid levels that don't respond to normal therapy. 

We serve the most challenging heart and vascular problems. Experience has made us successful with our patients’ treatments.

Heart & Vascular Care Specialties 

The Adult Cardiovascular Genetic Counseling Program 

We provide a full range of pre-test and post-test genetic counseling services. This is for adults who have a diagnosis of, or are at risk for developing, inherited heart disease.

The Advanced Lipid Program 

We are the only program in the state of Indiana focusing on familial hypercholesterolemia (FH). About 90 percent of individuals with FH in the United States are undiagnosed.

The Aortopathy Screening Program

Patients with aortic disease often need surgical repair of aneurysm. If you've been identified, we offer you an opportunity to undergo genetic evaluation for cause and hereditary risk. 

Sports Cardiology

The Center for Cardiovascular Care in Athletics at IU Health offers complete sports cardiology care. This is available for athletes of all ages and skill levels. We use a Sports Cardiology Performance Lab to assess patients for possible heart disorders. We also provide information to better understand and improve an athlete’s performance.

Structural and Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) Program

We provide access to specialties inside and outside of cardiology. We are the only ACHD program in the state of Indiana recognized by the Adult Congenital Heart Association (ACHA). 

Vascular Regenerative Medicine Program

Our molecular and cellular therapeutics program is a groundbreaking program in regenerative approaches to heart disease. 

We are nationally recognized for starting the first stem cell trial for heart disease in the country. We were the national leader for the recently completed multicenter Phase III “Marrow Stem Treatment of Limb Ischemia in Subjects with Severe Peripheral Arterial Disease" trial (MOBILE). This trial showed a reduction in risk for leg amputation in patients with advanced peripheral arterial disease

Heart & Vascular Clinical Trials

We have many clinical trial opportunities. This include the ARREST trial, where we test the effectiveness of immune regulatory stem cells to prevent expansion of known aortic aneurysms.

Carotid Stent Program 

We provide extensive evaluation and treatment of occlusive carotid artery disease including transcervical carotid stenting.

Advanced Arrhythmia Ablation

We offer therapy and advanced procedures to treat cardiac arrhythmias. These range from simple to complex in nature. Our labs feature innovative equipment. When combined with the skills of our physicians and staff, we're able to perform even the most complex ablations. 

Heart & Lung Transplant

Our heart transplant and lung transplant providers treat patients with the most advanced heart and lung diseases. 

Our services includes:

We treat advanced conditions including:

  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Advanced lung diseases
  • Adult congenital heart disease

We also treat many other complex and rare cardiopulmonary conditions. 

The Aortic Surgery Program

We are a full-service practice that comprises all aspects of thoracic and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm (TAAA) and dissection care. 

Our expertise includes:

  • All open surgical procedures, including valve-sparing aortic root procedures, 
  • Ross procedures
  • Arch replacement
  • Open thoracoabdominal aneurysm repair
  • Minimally invasive endovascular procedures. 

We are the only heart program in the state of Indiana that offers a complete range of aortic surgical care. 

Level One Emergency Programs

IU Health offers the most complete scope of Level One and Emergency Programs in Indiana including the following programs: 

  • Level One Heart Attack
  • Level One Stroke
  • Level One Trauma
  • Cardiogenic Shock Emergency
  • Pulmonary Embolism Emergency
  • Esophageal Emergency
  • Vascular One Emergency

Atrial Fibrillation

An abnormal heartbeat that can weaken the heart, leading to heart failure and increased risk for stroke

Cardiovascular Care in Athletics

Sports cardiology is a medical specialty that focuses on the cardiovascular health of athletes of all ages and at all levels.

Heart Scans

Are you at risk for heart disease? Find out with a $49 heart scan from leading heart and vascular experts. It's convenient, simple and it might save your life.

Left Atrial Appendage Closure

This innovative, minimally invasive procedure reduces the risk of stroke in NVAF patients.

Lipid Disorders

Lipid disorders are a group of conditions involving abnormal levels of cholesterol or triglycerides in the blood.

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)

TAVR is a catheter-guided implantation of a replacement aortic valve using echocardiography through an artery leading to the heart.

Related Services and Conditions for Heart & Vascular Care

Atrial Fibrillation

An abnormal heartbeat that can weaken the heart, leading to heart failure and increased risk for stroke

Cardiovascular Care in Athletics

Sports cardiology is a medical specialty that focuses on the cardiovascular health of athletes of all ages and at all levels.

Heart Scans

Are you at risk for heart disease? Find out with a $49 heart scan from leading heart and vascular experts. It's convenient, simple and it might save your life.

Left Atrial Appendage Closure

This innovative, minimally invasive procedure reduces the risk of stroke in NVAF patients.

Lipid Disorders

Lipid disorders are a group of conditions involving abnormal levels of cholesterol or triglycerides in the blood.

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)

TAVR is a catheter-guided implantation of a replacement aortic valve using echocardiography through an artery leading to the heart.

Patient Stories for Heart & Vascular Care