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Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery

UF Health is a leader in Cardiovascular Care

University of Florida Health physicians are involved in leading-edge clinical care and research that are moving forward the boundaries of cardiovascular disease prevention, diagnosis and care.

UF Health surgeon offers improved survival with repair of aortic arch disease

A study led by cardiothoracic surgeons at the University of Florida College of Medicine has shown that, when compared with two-stage repair of the aortic arch, the frozen elephant trunk procedure, or single-stage hybrid aortic arch replacement, was associated with comparable risks of 30-day mortality and postoperative adverse events, such…

Genetic Counselor Joins UF Health Aortic Disease Center

The UF Department of Surgery welcomes Jill Hendrickson as the UF Health Aortic Disease Center’s genetic counselor. She will work alongside Dr. Tomas Martin, director of the Center, and help create a Marfan clinic, as well as explore the genetics of aortic disease. Jill joins the Department from UF Health…

Nikia’s Second Chance

Read the incredible story of the heroic efforts by numerous University of Florida Health teams who saved Nikia, a girl with injuries so severe, the medical experts said, “She shouldn’t be alive.”…

UF Health Ramps Up Lung ICU

Lung patients in the region may soon be able to breathe easier, literally. University of Florida Health is ramping up its new thoracic and vascular intensive care unit, which surgeons say will benefit lung transplant and other pulmonary patients.