UF Health Heart & Vascular Hospital
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is responsible for the deaths of 610,000 Americans annually — or one out of every four deaths.
- Every year about 735,000 Americans have a heart attack. Of these, 525,000 are a first heart attack and 210,000 happen in people who have already had a heart attack.
- Heart disease alone costs the United States $207 billion each year. This total includes the cost of health care services, medications and lost productivity.
- Geography matters — heart disease has its highest incidence in the southern United States.
Exponential growth in the number of complex cardiac cases led UF Health to this most ambitious initiative to date in our commitment to serving patients throughout north central Florida and the state, the Southeast and beyond. The UF Health Heart & Vascular Hospital is an exceptional facility that matches the world-class care already provided to UF Health heart, thoracic and vascular patients. It supports the future of surgery with minimally invasive approaches, encourages collaboration among cardiologists and cardiovascular, thoracic and vascular surgeons, and provides patients and their families with a calm and comfortable space for healing.