Cardiovascular

At the forefront of groundbreaking cardiovascular care, research and innovation

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The Indiana University Health Medical Center and its renowned cardiovascular experts are leading the way to advance patient care through comprehensive clinical trials and innovative novel therapies.

Since 2012, Indiana University Health Medical Center has had the honor of being ranked #1 in Indiana by U.S. News and World Report.

Accredited as high performing in 13 adult procedures and conditions, IU Health Medical Center stands as Indiana’s most comprehensive healthcare system, dedicated to delivering cutting-edge medicine and treatments.

IU Health has the state's only academic medical center and a unique partnership with Indiana University School of Medicine—the nation’s largest medical school—providing patients access to groundbreaking research and innovative treatments that complement high-quality patient care. Awarded $243.6 million in total funding from the National Institute of Health in 2023, it secured its rank as the #13 NIH-funded public school.

Home to one of the highest-volume heart and vascular programs in the country, IU Health Medical Center applies firmly grounded clinical trial findings to improve the health of cardiovascular patients and the lives of the general population.

IU Health Medical Center knows advanced cardiovascular care, from comprehensive diagnostic services and advanced treatment options to surgical interventions.

A recognized leader in Indiana partnered with IU School of Medicine …

  • Treated more complex arrhythmias treated than any other heart care program in Indiana
  • Most complete scope of Level One and Emergency Programs in Indiana across seven cardiovascular programs
  • Only hospital in the state that has the ability to treat the entire aorta - both open and hybrid
  • Only CV genetics program in the state of Indiana dedicated to serving at-risk family members of patients with diseases such as familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) and aortic aneurysm
  • Only Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) program in the state of Indiana recognized by the Adult Congenital Heart Association (ACHA)

… and across the nation.

  • Performed the first private hospital cardiac transplant in the world
  • Developed the technology that led to an ultrasound of the heart and invented an implantable cardioverter
  • Our Center for Cardiovascular Care in Athletics performed over 750 EKG screenings on college and university athletes, led by IU Health’s Dr. Richard Kovacs, Chief Medical Officer of the American College of Cardiology
  • One of the few institutions in the United States with expertise in minimally invasive endovascular thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair, perivisceral aortic aneurysm repair and juxtarenal aortic aneurysm repair
  • Dedicated focus on the development of diagnostic and therapeutic strategies to fight against ischemic heart disease
  • In partnership with the Indiana University School of Medicine, the largest medical school in the nation, we’re training the next generation of heart and vascular leaders through education, research and fellowships
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Highest Level of Care

Accredited as high performing in 13 adult procedures and conditions, IU Health Medical Center stands as Indiana’s most comprehensive healthcare system, dedicated to delivering cutting-edge medicine and treatments.

IU Health has the state's only academic medical center and a unique partnership with Indiana University School of Medicine—the nation’s largest medical school—providing patients access to groundbreaking research and innovative treatments that complement high-quality patient care. Awarded $243.6 million in total funding from the National Institute of Health in 2023, it secured its rank as the #13 NIH-funded public school.

Home to one of the highest-volume heart and vascular programs in the country, IU Health Medical Center applies firmly grounded clinical trial findings to improve the health of cardiovascular patients and the lives of the general population.

IU Health Medical Center knows advanced cardiovascular care, from comprehensive diagnostic services and advanced treatment options to surgical interventions.

A recognized leader in Indiana partnered with IU School of Medicine …

  • Treated more complex arrhythmias treated than any other heart care program in Indiana
  • Most complete scope of Level One and Emergency Programs in Indiana across seven cardiovascular programs
  • Only hospital in the state that has the ability to treat the entire aorta - both open and hybrid
  • Only CV genetics program in the state of Indiana dedicated to serving at-risk family members of patients with diseases such as familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) and aortic aneurysm
  • Only Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) program in the state of Indiana recognized by the Adult Congenital Heart Association (ACHA)

… and across the nation.

  • Performed the first private hospital cardiac transplant in the world
  • Developed the technology that led to an ultrasound of the heart and invented an implantable cardioverter
  • Our Center for Cardiovascular Care in Athletics performed over 750 EKG screenings on college and university athletes, led by IU Health’s Dr. Richard Kovacs, Chief Medical Officer of the American College of Cardiology
  • One of the few institutions in the United States with expertise in minimally invasive endovascular thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair, perivisceral aortic aneurysm repair and juxtarenal aortic aneurysm repair
  • Dedicated focus on the development of diagnostic and therapeutic strategies to fight against ischemic heart disease
  • In partnership with the Indiana University School of Medicine, the largest medical school in the nation, we’re training the next generation of heart and vascular leaders through education, research and fellowships
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Cardiovascular Publications in 2022-2023

Cardiovascular Total NIH Research Funding

IU Health delivers vast expertise in treating the most challenging heart and vascular problems paired with IU School of Medicine’s cutting-edge research and strong partnerships with academic institutions and industry leaders. Through a culture of collaboration, we are dedicated to bridging the gap between groundbreaking research and accessible patient care.

The Krannert Cardiovascular Research Center (KCVRC), spanning over 20,000 square feet with over 30 faculty members from diverse disciplines, drives advancements in understanding, preventing and treating cardiovascular diseases. The KCVRC partners with scientists worldwide to conduct national and international clinical studies that will impact the health of people in Indiana and beyond.

Our Program

IU Health delivers vast expertise in treating the most challenging heart and vascular problems paired with IU School of Medicine’s cutting-edge research and strong partnerships with academic institutions and industry leaders. Through a culture of collaboration, we are dedicated to bridging the gap between groundbreaking research and accessible patient care.

The Krannert Cardiovascular Research Center (KCVRC), spanning over 20,000 square feet with over 30 faculty members from diverse disciplines, drives advancements in understanding, preventing and treating cardiovascular diseases. The KCVRC partners with scientists worldwide to conduct national and international clinical studies that will impact the health of people in Indiana and beyond.

IU Health Medical Center offers several specialized heart programs, premier facilities and the latest research and groundbreaking discoveries. We have pioneered research in cardiac arrhythmias, ischemic heart disease, cardiac electrograms and detecting pericardial effusion, among other diagnostic and therapeutic milestones in cardiovascular disease research. View active clinical trials.

We are at the forefront of innovative treatments, procedures and technologies, ensuring that cardiovascular patients receive the highest standard of care available:

Clinical Research

IU Health Medical Center offers several specialized heart programs, premier facilities and the latest research and groundbreaking discoveries. We have pioneered research in cardiac arrhythmias, ischemic heart disease, cardiac electrograms and detecting pericardial effusion, among other diagnostic and therapeutic milestones in cardiovascular disease research. View active clinical trials.

We are at the forefront of innovative treatments, procedures and technologies, ensuring that cardiovascular patients receive the highest standard of care available:

Our Physician Leaders

IU Health Medical Center is home to world renowned physician experts and care teams who work in collaboration with the IU School of Medicine, the largest medical school in the country.

Richard J. Kovacs, MD

Cardiology

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Khadijah Breathett, MD

Cardiology

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Ankit Ajit Desai, MD

Cardiology

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Maya E. Guglin, MD

Cardiology

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Joel Samson Corvera, MD

Cardiovascular Surgery

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Daniel J. Beckman, MD

Cardiovascular Surgery

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Jeffrey E. Everett, MD

Cardiovascular Surgery

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