In the UMC Utrecht we receive every year thousands of patients suffering from cardiovascular disease, for which we provide the best care possible. We treat patients with cardiovascular disease from the Utrecht area who have been referred to us by their family doctor, but also patients from the rest of the Netherlands with more complex disease. In addition, for a number of treatments we are an international reference center. Within the Center for Circulatory Health the focus is on treatment of cardiovascular diseases and of high risk factors. Additionally, for all patients prevention is very important. Besides the treatment of patients with cardiovascular disease, the UMC Utrecht carries the ambition to decrease the burden of cardiovascular disease worldwide with both medical innovations and new concepts.