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Vanderbilt Geriatric Heart Program

The Geriatric Heart Program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center cares for more than your heart. In addition to providing heart care for people age 65 and older, we’ll work with you and your family to improve your overall health and quality of life.

Conditions We Treat

Geriatric Heart Care Team

Geriatric Heart Care: Why Choose Vanderbilt

  • Innovation: We are the first program in the nation to combine cardiology with geriatric care. As a senior with a heart condition, you may experience fatigue, shortness of breath, falls and cognitive impairment, among other health challenges. Our team treats conditions like these that arise from or in addition to heart disease.
  • Personalized care: We work with you and your family to develop a care plan tailored for you. This includes reviewing your medical specialists and medications. Our personalized approach can help reduce your number of appointments, prescriptions and hospitalizations.
  • Patient-centered services: We help you get the practical support you need. Our team can help arrange home health visits, transportation, meal delivery and, for those who need it, palliative or hospice care.
  • A team approach: We work closely with other Vanderbilt specialists who diagnose and treat cognitive impairment, dementia, memory problems and psychiatric conditions. If needed, we can quickly refer you to one of these specialists.

Tests, Treatments and Services


Vanderbilt Heart One Hundred Oaks
719 Thompson Lane, Suite 22100 
Nashville, TN 37204
(615) 322-2318
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For Referring Physicians

To refer a patient to the Geriatric Heart Program, call (615) 343-9188.