Heart and Vascular Care
Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute
Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute knows how to care for your unique heart. Our team includes some of the top heart and vascular specialists in the nation. They can personalize a treatment plan just for you — whether it’s simply a change in your diet and exercise, medication, a catheter procedure, surgery or mechanical support.
Why Choose Heart and Vascular Care at Vanderbilt
- Recognized care
Vanderbilt is consistently ranked among the nation’s best by leading authorities on health care quality. People from throughout the Southeast and across the country rely on us for the best and most innovative care possible.
- Depth of experience
Doctors all over the world refer their heart patients to Vanderbilt. As one of the busiest heart programs in the U.S., our experience means quality care for you. We welcome patients with even the most complex heart conditions, including those who haven’t had successful treatment at other hospitals.
- Unique services
We have special expertise in atrial fibrillation and left atrial appendage (LAA) closure, Marfan syndrome and spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD). Our cardio-oncology program is one of the most comprehensive in the world. Our geriatric heart program is the first in the nation. We are one of the only U.S. hospitals with an autonomic dysfunction program. And we have the only dedicated vascular medicine program in the region — including a nationally accredited vascular laboratory to ensure your accurate diagnosis.
- Innovative techniques
We have a history of pioneering innovative techniques, such as minimally invasive aneurysm repair and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in patients who are not bed-bound.
- Team approach
We work together to ensure that you receive the comprehensive care you need. Our team members collaborate with each other, as well as with experts in other medical disciplines, to provide you with individual care that addresses your unique needs.
- Second opinions
A second opinion can help you make the best decisions. We review your medical history, diagnostic tests, any previous treatments and your personal preferences to provide you with an informed opinion.
- Advanced care
As part of an academic medical center, we are leaders in caring for the most complex conditions. Our commitment to research means that you receive the most current, advanced treatment available.
- Access to transplant
If heart or multi-organ transplant is the next step in your care, you’re already at the right place. Vanderbilt performs more heart transplants than any other program in the U.S., with patient outcomes among the best in the nation.