Practice Spotlight: UMA Cardiovascular Medicine

Published on February 9, 2012

University Medical Associates- Cardiovascular Medicine is dedicated to providing exceptional and compassionate care to patients, and leading the field in clinical cardiovascular research. The group’s clinical services provide an interdisciplinary approach to cardiac and vascular disease with the latest medical, surgical and minimally invasive therapeutic treatments. The group is committed to advancing the knowledge about cardiovascular disease and providing the innovation required to make the leap from the bench to the bedside. ULP cardiologists embrace a multi-faceted approach to heart care, with subspecialists who are leaders in: cardiac CT; cardiac MRI; transesophageal echocardiography (TEE); 3-D echocardiography; peripheral and coronary intervention; electrophysiology; nuclear cardiology; women’s cardiovascular health; adult congenital heart disease; and preventive cardiology.

The UofL Division of Cardiovascular Medicine is led by Roberto Bolli, M.D., who continues to make national headlines with his ground-breaking discoveries. His research offers a tremendous benefit to the patients who seek cardiology care at ULP.

The team of 15 physicians at the UofL Physicians cardiology practice are experts at the diagnosis and treatment of adult congenital and acquired anomalies of the heart. The group’s Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant Center, located at Jewish Hospital, is designed for the clinical care of patients with advanced heart failure and those patients with heart failure being bridged to cardiac transplantation. UofL Physicians cardiology experts work with a multidisciplinary team including pediatric cardiologists and genetic counselors to address inherited forms of heart disease that can lead to sudden cardiac death.

In addition, UMA-Cardiovascular Medicine offers a complete spectrum of consultative and diagnostic services to provide patients and their families with a treatment plan related to heart rhythm abnormalities.

The UMA-Cardiovascular Medicine also offers a clinic specializing in the prevention of heart disease, the Preventive Cardiology Clinic. The clinic is led by Sumanth Prabhu, M.D., along with Stephen Wagner, M.D., Ihab Hamzeh, M.D., and Deirdre Higdon, N.P.. All three physicians have specialized expertise in preventive cardiology, heart failure, echocardiography and nuclear medicine, while Higdon has seven years of nursing experience in cardiology. If you want to decrease your risk of developing heart disease, then let the experts at the Preventive Cardiology Clinic give you the keys to a healthy heart. Risk factors that indicate you can benefit from evaluation are: high blood pressure, high cholesterol, family history of heart disease, diabetes, tobacco use, obesity and physical inactivity.

UMA-Cardiovascular Medicine sees patients at the HCOC, Suite 310. To schedule an appointment for the preventative clinic, or for any other services, as well as to refer patients to one of our expert cardiologists, call 502-813-6500.