South Carolina has one of the highest death rates from heart disease, and our citizens suffer heart attacks at a younger age than those in many other states. Nearly one South Carolinian in two will die from heart and vascular problems.
To address this epidemic, the Medical University has developed a cardiovascular capability that ranks among America’s finest. Ours is the only comprehensive cardiovascular center in the state, offering the latest advances in pediatric and adult cardiology, interventional radiology, cardiovascular surgery and heart transplantation. Our cardiac program also includes programs in disease prevention, research, professional teaching, public health and community education.
Hearts beating stronger across the globe
Before MUSC cardiology staff and students began their outreach work in Tanzania, residents of the East African nation had to travel thousands of miles and across an ocean to India for heart care...Read More
“My goal is to be able to raise a good amount for cardiac research.”
William Manzi started his business, a fly-tying company called Lowcountry Lures, before he finished elementary school...Read More
‘When you’re in an ICU with other families, you share with them in their good times, and you cry with them in their bad times.’
Just days after their first child's birth, Susan and Jason Smith turned their daughter over for heart surgery and shared a hospital waiting room with other worried parents...Read More
The MUSC Health Heart and Vascular Center boasts some of the world’s best cardiovascular specialists and heart experts – and South Carolina’s only full-service heart and vascular center.
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