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Heart & Vascular Care

U.S. News & World Report has ranked UVA the No. 1 hospital in Virginia. Five of our specialties are among the top 50 in the U.S., including our cardiology and heart surgery services. We’ve also received the highest possible performance rating for four heart procedures.

Convenient Heart Clinic Locations

You don't just have to visit us at the hospital. Make an appointment at other locations throughout Central Virginia, including clinics in Zion Crossroads, Fishersville, Culpeper and Ivy. Find a location near you.

Heart Devices

Implantable heart devices help us diagnose, manage and treat your heart rhythm disorders and other heart conditions. Most of these heart devices require surgery to implant them.

Heart Genetics

Over 1 million Americans have some form of an inherited heart or vascular disease. Genetic testing or cardiovascular screening is the first step in identifying and addressing inherited heart conditions. 

Working Together for Heart Care Expertise

Several years ago, UVA's heart team saw the need for a combined approach to treating patients. Now they're working together each day to ensure patients get the best possible care. Watch John Kern, MD, and Michael Ragosta, MD, talk about how they collaborate. View transcript.
Heart Failure
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Our nationally recognized heart failure program provides the kind of personalized expertise and support that can improve your daily life.

Find Heart Failure Care
Heart Valve Disease
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Our Advanced Cardiac Valve Center offers a variety of approaches to treat valve issues without traditional heart surgery.

See Your Heart Valve Options
Coronary Heart Disease
STEMI team works with patient

When you come to UVA, you have access to the pioneering technologies that enhance and improve coronary artery bypass grafts.

Learn About Coronary Artery Disease

Heart Blog Articles

The Benefits of Having a Dog: 6 Reasons Your Best Friend Is Good for Your Heart

You know your fur babies are great for snuggles and squirrel patrol. But did you know dogs may decrease your risk for heart disease and…

When to Consider Weight Loss Surgery

When diet and exercise aren't effective at shedding excess pounds, it may be beneficial for some to have a surgical weight loss procedure.

PFO Closure: A Total(ish) Repair of the the Heart

A patent foramen ovale (PFO) is a common birth defect that makes you more likely to have a stroke. Watch Scott Lim, MD, talk about PFO closure and…

Heart and Vascular News

Inflammation Critical for Preventing Heart Attacks and Strokes, Study Suggests

Inflammation, long considered a dangerous contributor to atherosclerosis, actually plays an important role in preventing heart attacks and strokes…

U.S. News & World Report: UVA is No. 1 Hospital in Virginia

For the third consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has ranked University of Virginia Medical Center as the No. 1 hospital in Virginia.…

Study: UVA Heart Failure Program Improves Survival, Reduces Costs

A University of Virginia Health System program that provides follow-up care for heart failure patients after they leave the hospital significantly…

Heart and Vascular Clinical Trials

Research study for adults who are planning Mitral Valve Surgery and who have Tricuspid Valve Regurgitation

The University of Virginia, Department of Surgery is conducting a research study to determine whether repairing the tricuspid valve in patients…

Recruiting Adults Undergoing Surgery for Thoracic or Abdominal Aneurysm for Research Study

UVa Health System is recruiting adults who are going to have surgery to treat a thoracic or abdominal aneurysm. An aneurysm is a bulge or…

Adults with a thoracic aortic lesion are needed for a research study.

The UVA Department of Surgery is conducting a research study on an investigational treatment for lesions of the aortic arch and descending…