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Andrew Sauer, MD, and Charlie Chatman

The University of Kansas Health System provides care to the sickest of the sick. Yet our survival rates are better than national averages would predict.

People like Charlie Chatman (pictured above) benefit from our innovative services. Diagnosed with advanced heart failure, Chatman was told more than once he would need a mechanical heart pump to survive. Today, Chatman is enjoying his life with his own heart, thanks to a minimally invasive procedure he received here.

Learn more about how we save more lives and what sets us apart.

About Us

The University of Kansas Health System provides advanced heart care for people in Kansas City living with heart disease. From the latest minimally invasive treatments to complex heart surgery, our cardiology specialists excel in all areas of heart care. Here, you can rest assured knowing you have access to the most modern, innovative services available from an expert team committed to your health and recovery.

Our heart care specialists and staff provide courteous, continuous care from the moment you walk through our doors – from your first appointment to your follow-up visits. To make an appointment with a cardiologist, call 913-588-1227. You can also request your appointment online. The University of Kansas Health System provides innovative treatments for people with heart disease in the Kansas City region and surrounding areas.

Who we are

The University of Kansas Health System is an academic medical center. That means our hospital is at the forefront of breakthrough research that leads to the treatments of tomorrow. We care for the most critically ill patients – including those who have been turned away by other hospitals – and yet our outcomes are consistently better than the national average. Our ability to save more lives and emphasis on patient-centered care has made us a destination hospital for people seeking advanced heart care in Kansas City and throughout the region.

Focused on you

Heart disease is a chronic illness that must be managed for a lifetime, and The University of Kansas Health System is here for you. Our commitment to caring for you from diagnosis through recovery is reflected by our thoughtfully developed menu of heart care services. From risk reduction to integrative medicine to cardiac rehabilitation, our hospital provides everything you need to succeed. It's a long road, but we have comprehensive programs in place to support you every step of the way.

Known for innovation

Because we are an academic medical center, we are able to provide the most advanced, innovative care for heart disease in Kansas City – often before it's available elsewhere. Our heart care services include all of today's most current treatments and technologies for conditions such as:

  • Advanced heart failure
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Heart rhythm disorders
  • Heart valve disorders
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • Vascular disease
  • Women's heart health

Many of the latest heart disease treatments are available through clinical trials. Clinical trials are an excellent option for people who may not benefit from standard treatment. Learn more about the clinical trials available at The University of Kansas Health System.

Recognized for excellence

Our hospital has a national reputation for quality care, which is reflected in our awards and accomplishments. Some of our most notable distinctions include:

  • Ranking in U.S. News & World Report since 2007 as one of the nation's best hospitals for heart care
  • Receiving the 2016-17 National Research Corporation Consumer Choice Award for Kansas City
  • Ranking in Becker's Hospital Review as one of the 100 Great Hospitals in America for 2017

Corie CutshallIn their own words

Our best measure of success is the health of our patients. Find out what they have to say about their experience at The University of Kansas Health System. Read our patient stories.

Learn more about us

Learn more about our heart care services and how The University of Kansas Health System is elevating heart care in Kansas City.

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