Support Heart Care
As the only academic medical center in the Kansas City region, The University of Kansas Health System cares for heart care patients with the most complex conditions. Our cardiology services provide leading-edge prevention, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care to those who need it most. And even though our patients are sicker than most, they experience significantly lower mortality, stroke, heart attack and infection rates than the national average.
As a not-for-profit organization, The University of Kansas Health System receives no state or local funding. The success of our cardiology services and our ability to save more lives depends on support from generous donors throughout Kansas City and beyond. Make a gift online today and help transform the future of academic medicine.
Why support heart care?
The University of Kansas Health System is recognized as one of the best hospitals in Kansas City and in the nation for heart care. We provide comprehensive care for heart health, from prevention and screening to innovative nonsurgical and surgical procedures.
Leading our heart team are well-respected, board-certified physicians. Our cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons are recognized for their work in developing new approaches to preventing, diagnosing and treating heart disease. They treat many patients who have been considered too high-risk by other heart care programs.
As an academic medical center, we are able to provide the best available therapies through leading-edge research. By giving to The University of Kansas Health System, you help us continue to offer more options to our heart patients through the most medically advanced therapies available.
What happens here saves lives
Your gift makes a difference in the lives of people with heart disease. Read the stories below to find out more about how The University of Kansas Health System is providing lifesaving care to people with critical conditions.
Young and healthy, Zach Engelken wrote off his symptoms of heart failure as a bad cold. But cardiologists at The University of Kansas Health System diagnosed Zach with acute heart failure, and his only hope was a new heart.
Jerry Sheridan of Sheridan's Frozen Custard was always active in his family business and his community. But a deadly heart attack affected him so severely, doctors didn't expect him to live. A risky combination of treatments was his only hope for survival.
Olathe mayor Mike Copeland had no idea he had a heart condition until his physician detected a heart murmur. Further tests revealed he was born with a faulty aortic valve, and he would need complex heart surgery that involved 3 major procedures.