What is the Heart Hospital?

At UofL Health – Heart Hospital at Jewish Hospital, we are the area's only academic hospital exclusively dedicated to comprehensive, innovative, quaternary heart care. Our physicians, scientists and providers pioneer world-renowned research resulting in groundbreaking treatments, compassionate patient care and exciting medical firsts - here hearts are expertly healed, revived, protected and even replaced.

Here, your heart is in the right place

UofL Health – Heart Hospital at Jewish Hospital offers:

  • A commitment to a stellar customer service experience from the first phone call to discharge and beyond.
  • Specially trained staff dedicated to the care and treatment of heart patients and their families. 
  • A Cardiac Observation Center that offers expedited diagnostic workup of cardiac patients admitted through the Emergency Department. 
  • Advanced cardiac diagnostics, including minimally invasive imaging for coronary artery disease (cardiac CT/MRI).
  • Cutting-edge interventional and structural Cardiology; offering the most complex and innovative structural heart procedures (TAVR, Watchmen Flex), with six dedicated Cardiac Cath labs and two Hybrid Operating Rooms. 
  • Advanced Electrophysiology procedures and techniques, with three dedicated Electrophysiology labs.
  • Advanced Open and Endovascular Procedures. 
  • The Heart Valve Center of Excellence.
  • Advanced Cardiac surgery with three dedicated Cardiac operating rooms.
  • Cardiac Anesthesiologists who provide expert care for cardiac and non-cardiac surgery.
  • A Cardiovascular ICU (CVICU) with critical care provided by dedicated Intensivists.
  • ECMO (Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) support.
  • Advanced Heart Failure, VAD & Heart Transplant Care
  • Research & Clinical Trials

Patient Stories

Heart failure can happen to anybody. Melissa Pipes received a heart transplant after doctors found her heart was working at 35%. As part of the AHA Red Couch Tour, Melissa shared her story to encourage and give hope to others on their road to recovery.

Dwight Butler, a heart transplant patient, shares his story of hope and discusses heart failure. The message to us all—know your numbers and take care of yourself. Awareness and prevention save lives.

For more patient stories, visit our Red Couch Tour page.

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