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About Heart Disease

The heart pumps blood, carrying life-sustaining oxygen and nutrients to the entire body. The heart can be affected by disease, failure, and congenital defects. Heart disease, also called cardiovascular disease, is America's leading health problem and leading cause of death.

The UMMC difference

University Heart provides comprehensive care for heart disease. As part of the state's only academic medical center, our team of cardiothoracic and vascular surgeons, electrophysiologists, and interventional cardiologists work together to develop better ways to treat and manage heart disease at any stage.

We are home to Mississippi's only adult congenital heart program, only heart transplant program, and only LVAD program. Our nationally recognized specialists, technologically advanced facilities, and leading-edge research offer the best in prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and management of heart-related conditions and diseases.

Heart Care at UMMC