People who come to our Regional Heart Attack Center are more likely to survive. 

In all areas of heart attack care, we exceed the top 10 percent of hospitals nationally. Our interventional specialists open blocked arteries faster than national standards. Our patients experience fewer complications than the national average. Although we take care of sicker patients, our mortality rate for heart attack patients is from 33 percent to 50 percent of the national standard.

Lynn H. Kindred, MD, Cardiac Catheterization Labs

Faster recovery, less stress

Some heart conditions can be managed and treated with lifestyle changes and medications. Many require invasive management to help improve quality of life and outcomes. In the past, many of these conditions would require traditional surgery or open heart surgery. Thanks to new technology, we can offer treatment with a minimally invasive approach.  

We can often manage blocked arteries and other heart conditions with medications or with percutaneous coronary intervention or PCI. These procedures include angioplasty or coronary stenting. These techniques save recovery time and put less stress on your body and heart than surgery.

Cardiac intervention can often help these conditions:

  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm, or AAA
  • Angina (chest pain)
  • Atrial septal defects, or ASD
  • Carotid artery disease
  • Claudication
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Heart attack (myocardial infarction)
  • Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy, or HOCM
  • Ischemic heart disease
  • Patent foremen ovale, or PFO
  • Peripheral artery disease, or PAD
  • Valve disease

Why choose The University of Kansas Health System

 We are leaders in both prevention and treatment of coronary artery disease. 

  • Our Risk Reduction Clinic is devoted to helping people take control of their heart health. 
  • We participate in a variety of clinical trials to improve prevention and treatment of heart disease. 
  • Our University of Kansas Medical Center partners are known for innovative research into heart disease.