The University of Chicago Medicine has launched the Heart and Vascular Center, which combines resources from three clinical specialties to meet the growing needs of patients seeking cardiovascular care in a highly coordinated setting.
This new center, which includes more than 40 faculty physicians, incorporates specialists, technologies and dedicated nursing and support staff into a carefully orchestrated network of world-renowned experts focused on medical problems involving the heart and blood vessels.
Melding patient-centered care with the most advanced treatment options for all forms of cardiovascular disease, the center will enhance care coordination and patient experience, leading to improved outcomes and faster recovery times.
“This enables us to provide the most cutting-edge services,” said James Liao, MD, section chief of cardiology and the medical director of the Heart and Vascular Center. “Combining resources in this way will improve medical care and patient convenience. It should also make us more efficient practitioners.”
This approach to care has become critical as the nation’s population ages and complex cardiovascular disease becomes more common. The American Heart Association predicts more than 40 percent of Americans will have some form of cardiovascular disease by 2030.