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UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital’s Cardiology & Heart Surgery practice is nationally recognized by U.S. News & World Report.

Taking care of your heart and vascular system

Our expert team provides high-quality, compassionate care while developing innovative treatments for heart and vascular diseases. That’s why so many Colorado patients turn to UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital for the best cardiovascular care.

In addition to leading-edge cardiovascular research and treatments, UCHealth often hosts clinical trials. You might qualify to participate in a research study about your cardiovascular condition, which could give you access to treatments months or years before they’re available to the general public.

No matter what type of care you need, you will benefit from our personalized, multidisciplinary treatment plans.

Specialties

Cardio-oncology
At UCHealth Heart and Vascular Center, we’re proud to be on the forefront of patient care, which includes staffing Colorado’s only fellowship-trained cardio-oncologist.

Adult congenital heart disease. The UCHealth Adult Congenital Heart Disease Clinic hosts the leading program in the region, following more than 1,000 patients. Our partnership with Children’s Hospital Colorado lets pediatric patients easily transition their care when they become adults.

Advanced heart failure. The UCHealth Heart Failure Clinic operates the Rocky Mountain region’s largest referral program accredited by the Joint Commission for Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathy, including implanting mechanical circulatory support devices and heart transplant.

Cardiac electrophysiology. UCHealth Cardiac Electrophysiology (EP) is a comprehensive clinic program to manage cardiac arrhythmias. Treatment options range from medication to atrial and ventricular ablation to pacemaker and defibrillator implantation (ICD) and the WATCHMAN™ device.

Pulmonary vascular disease. Operating out of the UCHealth Pulmonary Vascular Disease Clinic, our Comprehensive Lung and Breathing Program treats patients with all forms of pulmonary vascular disease, including pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary embolism and hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT).

Structural heart. The UCHealth Structural Heart and Valve Clinic features the region’s largest volumes for advanced interventional treatments for heart valve disease, with outcomes better than national averages. Therapies include transcatheter valve replacement (TAVR), WATCHMAN, and PFO/ASD and MitraClip mitral valve repair.

Vascular. Vascular treatments at the UCHealth Vascular Surgery practice involve proven state-of-the-art therapies, leading-edge minimally invasive intervention and, when available, new clinical trials to treat such conditions as peripheral arterial disease, carotid artery disease, varicose veins, blood clots and much more.

Services and treatments

  • Artificial heart/mechanical circulatory support/Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD)
  • Cardiac catheterization/coronary intervention
  • Cardiac rehabilitation and stress testing
  • Cardiac surgery
  • Cardiac transplantation
  • Electrophysiology (EP)/heart rhythm
  • General cardiology
  • Imaging, including
    • Echo
    • Interventional radiology
    • MRI
    • Nuclear
  • Prevention/lipids (cholesterol)
  • Vascular surgery

Awards and recognition

ACC Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI

ACC chest pain accreditation badgeThe American College of Cardiology has recognized UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital for its demonstrated expertise and commitment in treating patients with chest pain.

UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital was awarded Chest Pain Center Accreditation with Primary PCI based on rigorous onsite evaluation of the staff’s ability to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients who may be experiencing a heart attack.

Hospitals that have earned ACC Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI Accreditation have proven exceptional competency in treating patients with heart attack symptoms and have primary PCI available 24/7 every day of the year.

Get with the Guidelines Heart Failure 2018 badgeGet With the Guidelines – Heart Failure GOLD PLUS

The American Heart Association has recognized UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital for its continued success in using the Get With the Guidelines – Heart Failure program and applying the most up-to-date, evidence-based treatment guidelines to improve patient care and outcomes.

Get with the Guidelines Afib 2018 badgeGet With the Guidelines – Afib Silver

The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association have recognized UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital for its continued success in using the Get With the Guidelines – AFIB program and applying the most up-to-date, evidence-based treatment guidelines to improve patient care and outcomes.