DETROIT (313) 993-7777|DEARBORN (313) 791-3000|SOUTHFIELD (248) 424-5000

DETROIT (313) 993-7777
DEARBORN (313) 791-3000
SOUTHFIELD (248) 424-5000


Real Heart Team Patients

And Why We are Dear to Their Heart….

Mr. Williams, pictured here with Dr. Elder, went into cardiogenic shock and had a very poor prognosis for survival. Dr Elder inserted a heart pump and revived him.
“I recommend Dr. Elder to anybody that wants advice on legs or anything else. Now my legs don’t hurt and I can go dancing again!”
“Dr. Elder Saved My Life!”

Video Testimonials

SHERRY S. | Detroit

I was having real bad chronic pains, could not walk, and it was hurting too bad. Dr. Tamam did an excellent job. He explained everything very simple and clear and made it easy to understand. I want to thank Dr. Tamam and his staff for helping me out and taking care of my legs, it feels so much better. I feel like I am 20 years old now.

ALFONSO B | Detroit, MI

The results and outcome from my treatment with Dr. Elder have helped me live longer and healthier. I am 100% satisfied, happy and have no complaints. Dr. Elder is a great doctor and I like him a lot.

THOMAS T | Detroit, MI

Everything that I have to say about Dr. Elder and his procedure was outstanding.

JOSEPH K. | Port Huron

Arterial vascular disease in the legs, which is caused by smoking, which I started smoking when I was 15 and now 72, so I have advised all you young kids nowadays not to smoke. I called Dr. Elder’s office and the minute I talked to him, I felt so very confident and he made me feel very confident.

He made me feel like he knew exactly what he was doing. He felt very confident himself and I have never talked to a doctor and I have seen a few of them in my lifetime and so he made me feel comfortable as he has.

He explained to me exactly what he is going to do. He did not make me feel what he was going to do was very invasive or was life-threatening. He just made me feel very comfortable with procedure he is going to do. Dr. Elder is far and above other doctors really. I have talked to other doctors before. You know they talked, they do not explain everything to you. He explained everything to me, made me feel very comfortable.

It was very extreme case, so he had to bring in another doctor, who together did a great job.

If you know anyone with vascular disease, whatsoever Dr. Elder is the man to call. I know he will do the best he can and you will feel much better.

C. KING | Southfield

The one thing I always say is that Dr. Elder is an excellent cardiologist. I tell all my friends, if you have heart problems you need to go see Dr. Elder because every time I come here, you all make me feel like I am the only patient here. I feel good when I come here and I know it. My last name is King, but you treat me like a queen.

Everybody knows who I am, I walk in here and you try to cheer me up. It feels good to and know you are not a number, you are not a patient you are not a client, but you are family. I live in Southfield and I know there are other doctors closer to me, and I come all the way back Downtown because I love Dr. Elder- you know, his staff is excellent, everybody.

I have been coming her two years, and never had a complaint. You can get me to change my doctor, but my cardiologist no. I do not care if there is one right next door to me I would not go if it wasn’t Dr. Elder. I enjoy coming here because if there is something wrong you all let me know and you work on it and I appreciate it. You tell me everything that is to going to happen to me and Dr. Elder would explain to me.

I never look forward to doctor’s appointment, but when I come here it is fun for me. I enjoy it, you know, I don’t care when my appointments are. Like I said, I enjoy it, I get to talk with all of the staff, they came to know me. They always tell me “Ms. King look at you, you are looking so good today”, and it makes me feel good. I do as much exercise as I can back home because I know exercises I should do from the cardio perspective. I’ll do whatever I need to do to stay healthy, so I keep coming here.

A. ANDERSEN | New Baltimore, MI

I want to thank Dr. Elder for giving me the opportunity to spend incredible time with my wife, children and all my grandchildren. On a scale from 1 to 100 my satisfaction is 500 or 600!

Dr. Elder and staff would be at the top. I am thoroughly 100% unequivocally satisfied with Dr. Elder and his staff with the care that I received at the Heart & Vascular Institute. I am cognizant that the procedure that was done on me is unique to handful of hospitals in the State of Michigan and once again I thank Dr. Elder and the rest of his staff for saving my life.

I witnessed firsthand nothing but the utmost care and sincere concern for patients and their future while at the Heart & Vascular Institute.


“My experience at Harper Hospital was great. Everyone from Dr. Elder to the staff showed professionalism and a fantastic bedside manner. They made me feel at ease and showed that they really cared. I’ve never experienced the same amount of hospitality and compassion at another medical center. I’d recommend them to anyone.”

ROBERT H. | West Bloomfield

I would like to compliment Dr. Elder and his cardiac team. I had no symptoms of heart disease before I had my heart attack. I arrived by ambulance and the cardiac team was ready for me. They immediately got me to the cath lab, and everything they did was like clockwork.

I knew about Cardiac Team One, so I told the EMT specifically where I wanted to go. I had read some articles about the statistics for prompt intervention after a heart attack.

Everyone I have dealt with at Heart and Vascular Institute has been exceptionally informative and truly interested in my health. It has been first-class treatment!

ANGELA F. | Ann Arbor

Dr. Elder is always punctual, and explains everything to me patiently and thoroughly. I never felt rushed or pressured in any of my interactions with him. His gentle and caring manner not only makes me feel comfortable with him but it honestly makes me feel like he cares for me as an individual.

JENNIFER S. | Birmingham, MI

On behalf of my mother, I would like to express my most profound appreciation for Dr. Elder. Specifically, I wanted to thank him for spending so much time with us explaining my mother’s condition during our visit yesterday. The patient, encouraging, and comforting way he explains things as well as his promise to “stand by” us “every step of the way” have really made my mother the most hopeful she has been since her initial diagnosis. Thank you so much and God bless you Dr. Elder.

MICHELLE | Royal Oak

I am writing to express my gratitude towards Dr. Elder and his staff. After a recent examination Dr. Elder found an abnormal result. He immediately scheduled me for follow-up testing which ended up being negative. Dr. Elder personally called me to relay the good news and provide a detailed explanation of my health status in a way that helped relieve all the anxiety I had about my condition. Dr. Elder’s commitment to his patients and the conscious effort he makes to personally overseeing his patient’s care is the reason why my mother and I refuse to see any other doctor.


I’d like to take this moment to let Dr. Elder know that he is appreciated, and I thank him for all he has done for me. He is a very caring doctor, who takes time with you.

I have many doctors, but he is the only one I trusted with my life. I wish more doctors were like him. He is truly an example for others. I thank him and his staff. They are all considerate and take time with you.

Thank you Matt, thank you staff, thank you Dr. Elder.

J. CLARK | Detroit

Dr. Elder is the best doctor I have ever met! I was very ill, and no one would help me. I had lost my job and had no insurance… and he treated me. I had heart blockage of almost 99% at the time, and he saved me; without having to cut me open!

I trust Dr. Elder with my heart. He put stents in, and did all the medical procedures that allowed me to walk again. Before that, I could barely walk 5 to 10 feet, due to my poor circulation and shortness of breath.

I recommend Dr. Elder to everyone needing a heart specialist. You can’t help but love his kindness and patient care. I celebrated New Year’s Eve with family and friends. No one could believe how well I looked! He is the best heart doctor: Number One to me!

BRENDA M. | Grosse Point

Dr. Elder was recommended to me by my attending physician. We were told that he is one of the better people in cardiovascular care. I had chest pains and circulation problems in my legs. It was difficult to walk, and I was easily tired. While trying to walk, I would just collapse.

Dr. Elder performed a balloon angioplasty and put in a medical stent. The improvement is fantastic! The shortness of breath is gone, and I am moving around much better. I have begun a cardiovascular treatment program, which includes exercise. Now, I feel like the six million dollar woman!

I will recommend Dr. Elder to anybody in the world who is having a health problem. He is one of the people who did not just get his medical degree, he earned it, and it shows in everything he does! I appreciate Dr. Elder, and I always will.

CANDICE W. | Detroit

Dr. Elder cares about his patients and has everything you need right here at the Heart and Vascular Institute. I had a heart attack in March 2007, and was seeing another heart doctor. After experiencing more symptoms in November, I was hospitalized. I contacted my doctor, and she did not come to see me.

I was treated by Dr. Elder while in the hospital, and decided to make an appointment with him afterward. I also saw my old doctor one last time after the hospitalization, and she told me she would see me in four months. Dr. Elder told me he wanted to make sure every area of my health was taken care of and began my interventional cardiology treatment program immediately.

Dr. Elder truly cares, and he has been my heart doctor ever since!

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24/7 ANSWERING SERVICE: (313) 222-0330

Copyright © 2018 Heart & Vascular Institute | All Rights Reserved

24/7 ANSWERING SERVICE: (313) 222-0330

About Our Heart Team

The Heart & Vascular Institute's consortium of award-winning Detroit heart doctors remain dedicated to providing the highest quality of care throughout Michigan and the Midwest.

Cardiovascular Testing

: Aortic Testing
: Echocardiogram Testing
: Venous & Vein Testing
: Vascular & Arterial Testing
: Stress Testing

Cardiac Procedures

: Left / Right Heart Catheterization
: Peripheral Angiogram
: Inferior Vena Cava / removal
: Carotid Venous Angiogram/Stent
: ICD Implant


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We proudly serve patients and their families in Detroit, Dearborn, Southfield, Livonia, Farmington Hills, Barton Hills, Bloomfield Hills, Franklin, Lake Angelus, Bingham Farms, Orchard Lake, Bloomfield, Birmingham, Grosse Pointe, Sylvan Lake, Huntington Woods, West Bloomfield, Northville, Grosse Ile, Pleasant Ridge, Plymouth, Rochester, Clarkston, Lathrup Village, Novi, Troy, Rochester Hills, Ann Arbor, Royal Oak, Auburn Hills, Wixom and many other cities in the greater Detroit metro area and throughout Michigan