A Message from The Chief
During the past two decades, advances in heart disease have markedly improved the health and longevity of the resident of Florida and throughout the world. The Cardiovascular Division at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Department of Medicine has been and continues to be at the forefront of clinical cardiac care, offering a wide spectrum of diagnostic tests and therapeutic interventions.
The Division provides advanced cardiac imaging including two and three-dimensional echocardiography, cardiac computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (CMR), and nuclear cardiology. Additionally, interventional cardiology offers a wide range of therapeutic procedures, including non-surgical replacement of the aortic valve (TAVR), coronary angioplasty and stenting (PCI) using the latest devices and techniques for structural heart disease, including stem cell therapy and treatments of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Furthermore, our team of electrophysiologists diagnose and treat a wide variety of complex heart rhythm disorders. Our integrated program for heart failure involves close collaboration with cardiac surgeons for patients with advanced heart failure and cardiac transplantation.
A faculty of national and international renown scientists and clinicians offer a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services at the University of Miami Hospital, Miami Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Jackson Memorial Hospital, and satellite clinics in Plantation, Kendall, and Boca Raton.
The Cardiovascular Division is highly engaged in basic and clinical research, ranging from studies of heart cell aging to providing regenerative therapy for injured heart muscle. Additionally, more than 20 fellows and many medical residents and students receive their training from our distinguished faculty. Our Division is also engaged in community education and awareness programs of heart disease, providing the public with information to optimize their own health care.
It is our goal to improve the cardiovascular health of South Florida and provide education and research, which will benefit patients far beyond our local area. We look forward to providing you, as well as your family and friends throughout Florida, with the highest quality of cardiac care. “U” matter to us!
Robert C. Hendel, MD, FACC, FAHA, FASNC
Interim Chief, Cardiovascular Division
Professor of Medicine and Radiology