UHealth - University of Miami Health System


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Using cutting edge technology and the latest clinical research, UHealth cardiovascular specialists provide comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services for patients. Because UHealth is a university-based health system, heart patients are able to take advantage of breakthrough procedures and clinical trials only offered at University of Miami Hospital and Clinics.

UHealth physicians were the first in Florida to replace a diseased aortic valve without performing open heart surgery. This procedure called transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has given hope and a renewed quality of life for hundreds of heart patients.

UHealth was also the first in the state to offer patients a clinical trial using their own stems cells to heal their hearts. These and many other breakthroughs define the level of skill and expertise of UHealth cardiovascular specialists.

General Cardiology

In addition to general cardiology services, there is a wide array of multidisciplinary specialized programs.

Genetics and heart disease

Heart Rhythm Disorders – arrhythmia

  • Atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter
  • Ventricular tachycardia
  • Supraventricular tachycardia
  • Fainting disorders – syncope

Cardiac Arrest

  • Risk of sudden cardiac death

Interventional Cardiology

  • Coronary interventions
  • Peripheral vascular interventions
  • Valvuloplasty
  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement
  • Percutaneous treatment of structural heart disease

Advanced cardiac imaging and diagnostic testing

  • Nuclear cardiology
  • CT angiography
  • Cardiac MR
  • Echocardiography
  • Transesophageal echocardiography
  • Three-dimensional techniques
  • Exercise and pharmacological stress testing
  • Metabolic stress testing

Breakthrough therapies for

  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • Closure of patent foramen ovale (PFO)
  • Ventricular and atrial septal defects (ASD, VSD)
  • Closure of paravalvular leaks
  • Valvular heart disease

Advanced heart failure

  • Stem cell treatment within ongoing clinical trials
  • Heart transplantation
  • Left ventricular assist devices


Cardiac Rehabilitation


At age 85, Rhoda Cohen suffered a heart attack and was diagnosed with a aortic stenosis, a narrowing of the aortic valve. Because of her age and medical condition, traditional open heart valve replacement surgery was not an option. The UHealth team performed a Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) replacing Rhoda’s aortic valve through a minimal incision in her chest.

Today, Rhoda is healthy and enjoying life’s important milestones like her grandson’s graduation from medical school.