Heart & Vascular Center: Cardiology at MUSC Health

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We have locations across the state to treat CHF. If you are having heart failure symptoms, make an appointment today to see an MUSC heart specialist.

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At the MUSC Health Heart & Vascular Center, we provide personalized, compassionate care and the latest treatments to help you live life to the fullest.

As the only academic medical center in the state, we are South Carolina’s heart experts. MUSC Health has a larger team of heart and vascular specialists and more treatment options than any other hospital in the area. And our team has South Carolina’s most extensive experience with all levels of heart care. That expertise matters when people are very sick or complications happen.

Why Choose Heart & Vascular Care at MUSC Health?

Each year, our exceptionally skilled physicians save and transform hundreds of lives. We’re changing what’s possible in heart and vascular care. At MUSC Health’s Heart & Vascular Center, you’ll find:

Care That Focuses on You

  • Personalized treatment: Our most important mission is to diagnose, treat and heal. Our doctors and nurses work as a team, tapping specific expertise when needed to provide the most advanced and effective treatments for your individual health needs.
  • Convenience: We strive to schedule all your diagnostic evaluations, tests and consultations with appropriate specialists on the same day. We have clinic locations throughout the region and can consult virtually via our telehealth program.

Depth of Experience

  • Exceptional results: We treat more heart patients than any other medical center in the state. Treating high numbers of people has deepened our expertise and led to outstanding outcomes. Our rates of complications and hospital readmissions are lower than national averages.
  • Expertise: Each of our doctors has a specialized area of knowledge, such as heart failure, heart valve or vein problems, arrhythmias, peripheral artery disease or surgical procedures. Our specialists teach the next generation of experts who receive medical and surgical training right here at MUSC Health. Meet our team.

More Treatments

  • Exclusive treatment options: Our nationally acclaimed doctors are the only ones in the state with the training and expertise to perform certain heart procedures. We are the only program in South Carolina to offer heart transplantation, robotic valve surgery and complex aorta surgeries. And we have the state’s only cardiovascular genetics program, offering personalized care for people and families with inherited heart and vascular conditions.
  • Latest therapies: As South Carolina’s only medical research and training institution, we offer clinical trials that give you access to leading-edge treatments not available at all medical centers. When some treatments gain approval for widespread use, MUSC Health doctors have already been using and evaluating them for many years. Learn more about our clinical trials.

Awards & Recognitions

  • Top hospital: U.S. News & World Report ranks MUSC Health as the No. 1 hospital in South Carolina. The magazine ranks MUSC Health’s heart program high-performing in abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, aortic valve surgery, heart bypass surgery and heart failure.
  • Blue Distinction logoBlue Distinction® Center+: MUSC Health has a Blue Distinction® Center+ designation in the area of cardiac care. Blue Cross and Blue Shield awards this recognition to medical centers that deliver quality care and better overall outcomes for patients along with cost-efficiency. 
  • Other recognitions: MUSC Health consistently gains notice as one of the 100 top hospitals in the U.S. See more about MUSC Health’s Awards & Recognitions.


Heart & Vascular Care

Advanced Heart Failure

We offer more treatment options for heart failure and congestive heart failure than any other program in South Carolina, including heart transplant and VADs.

Aortic Center

Aortic disease specialists at MUSC Health offer comprehensive treatments, including minimally invasive procedures for thoracic & abdominal aneurysms.

Arrhythmia Center

As the only Arrhythmia Treatment Center in South Carolina, we offer treatments including WATCHMAN™ and other ICDs, advanced heart mapping and ablation.

Cardiac Amyloidosis

Personalized cardiac amyloidosis treatment from experts in AL amyloidosis & TTR amyloidosis. We offer South Carolina’s only heart & liver transplant programs.

Cardiac Catheterization

MUSC Health provides advanced cardiac catheterization care for heart attack, stroke and coronary artery disease, including chronic total coronary occlusion.

Cardiac Rehabilitation

Improve your heart health at South Carolina’s most established and comprehensive cardiac rehab program at MUSC Health.


Experts at MUSC Health Cardio-Oncology Program work with cancer doctors to prevent cardiotoxicity, heart damage caused by chemotherapy and cancer treatments.

Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology

Specially trained cardiothoracic anesthesiologists oversee patient well-being during all heart procedures at MUSC Health.

Cardiovascular Genetics

In South Carolina’s comprehensive Cardiovascular Genetics Program, we provide personalized care and clinical trials for inherited heart and vascular conditions.

Chest Pain Center

As a nationally accredited Chest Pain Center, patients are fast-tracked upon arrival for immediate care, offering the best chances for survival.

Congenital Heart Program

We provide comprehensive, lifelong care for adults and children with congenital heart defects, including South Carolina’s only heart transplant program.

Heart Health Program

Experts at MUSC Health can help you lower your risk factors for heart disease.

Heart Surgery Services

MUSC Health’s specialized heart surgery team is skilled at the latest minimally invasive techniques, as well as traditional procedures.

Structural Valve Care

MUSC Health offers more treatment options for heart valve disease than any other center in the state, including minimally invasive TAVR & MitraClip approaches.

Vascular Services

MUSC Health has both the expertise and the technology to quickly and effectively diagnose and treat vascular disease.