The University of Chicago has a long history of excellence in the diagnosis and management of heart diseases. As leaders in minimally invasive therapeutics, we established the first modern catheterization laboratory in the western United States in the 1960s. In addition, our physicians performed several first-of-their kind procedures for patients with congenital heart disease. Today, we are a national leader in cardiac imaging, allowing for more complex diagnoses to be achieved by less invasive means.
The University of Chicago also is home to one of the oldest National Institutes of Health-funded cardiovascular research programs in the nation. We continue to be at the forefront of cardiology research as we work to discover new and better ways to treat heart conditions. Learn more about our research.