Delivering Life-Saving Therapies

Medical Professionals in the GW Heart & Vascular Institute, practicing at The George Washington Hospital, are pleased to support the Larry King Cardiac Foundation (LKCF) in its efforts to deliver life-saving heart care.

Larry King, host of CNN’s Larry King Live is all too familiar with heart disease. For over 20 years Mr. King has received care from the medical professionals at the GW Hospital. While he has access to the care needed to keep his heart going strong, he made a promise to himself to help others who may not be as lucky.

Mr. King established the Larry King Cardiac Foundation (LKCF) in 1988 to provide funding for life-saving heart treatment for individuals who, due to limited means or no insurance, would otherwise be unable to receive the treatment and care they so desperately need. The Foundation works in conjunction with hospitals and heart doctors throughout the country – including the GW Hospital and the professionals of the George Washington University Heart & Vascular Institute, to ensure that such patients receive proper medical attention. Doctors performing these surgeries do so at no charge. Hospitals are compensated by the Foundation for only the materials used.

To date, the professionals at the GW Hospital, one of nine participating centers, have performed nearly 90 operations for those who otherwise would not have received the care they need. Moreover, the number of procedures has increased each year – working with the Foundation to some day realize its ambitious goal to “Save a Heart a Day.”