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The Heart Institute

Residents of Southcentral Kentucky can feel confident that quality heart services are available close to home. The Medical Center is ready to meet the needs of heart patients 24 hours a day.

The Heart Institute at The Medical Center offers the region's only comprehensive cardiac program including open heart surgery. From diagnosis and emergency intervention to surgery and rehabilitation, The Heart Institute provides quality cardiac care in state-of-the-art facilities.

Board certified surgeons lead The Medical Center's heart team. We offer the area's only 24-hour emergency intervention for open heart surgery, balloon angioplasty and cardiac stenting. As an accredited Chest Pain Center, The Medical Center provides immediate, life-saving response for patients experiencing a heart attack. An extensive network of cardiologists are on staff to provide diagnosis and treatment services including cardiac catheterization and pacemaker placement.

In addition to cardiac and thoracic surgery services, the physicians of The Heart Institute also provide vascular services including surgery and minimally invasive procedures that improve circulation in the arteries and veins.

The Heart Institute bases its quality on its record of successful outcomes and patient and family satisfaction. Attention to detail at every step of the process ensures that patients receive the best level of care. Constant communication with patients and families adds a measure of compassion unsurpassed by programs at larger metropolitan hospitals.

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