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Heart & Vascular Care

U.S. News & World Report has ranked UVA the No. 1 hospital in Virginia. We’ve also received the highest possible performance rating in four heart conditions and procedures.

Working Together for Heart Care Expertise

Several years ago, UVA's heart team saw the need for a combined approach to treating patients to ensure patients get the best possible care. View heart care transcript.

Heart Care That's Close & Unique to You

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.

High-Tech 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.

In-Depth Genetic Testing

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. 

Heart Failure
physicians reviewing heart imaging

Our nationally recognized heart failure program provides the kind of personalized expertise and support that can improve your daily life.

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Heart Valve Disease
Two healthcare providers discussing a case with a heart patient.

Our Advanced Cardiac Valve Center offers a variety of approaches to treat valve issues without traditional heart surgery.

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Coronary Artery 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.

Keep blood flowing to your heart

Heart Blog Articles

Tea vs. Coffee: Which Is Healthier?

When it comes to morning beverages of choice — tea vs. coffee — it’s not uncommon for people to pick sides. But research has shown that coffee and…

Myth vs. Facts: Dietary Cholesterol and Heart Health

One major risk factor for heart disease is high cholesterol. Can you determine what’s good and what’s bad when it comes to your dietary…

How to Improve Heart Health: 11 Tips from our Readers

Looking for fresh heart-healthy diet and exercise tips? We’re excited to share some of our favorites, which our family health magazine readers…

Heart and Vascular News

Bystanders Can Help More Cardiac Arrest Victims Survive

Only 8% of Americans survive cardiac arrest outside a hospital, but that percentage could increase significantly if bystanders recognize cardiac…

233 UVA Physicians Selected for Best Doctors in America® List

233 UVA Health physicians have been named by their peers to the 2019-2020 Best Doctors in America®List. Approximately 4 percent of U.S. doctors…

UVA Earns Two National Awards for Quality Heart Attack Care

The American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology have honored UVA Health with two national awards for meeting national…

Heart and Vascular Clinical Trials

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…

Research study for Adults with Peripheral Artery Disease that caused Critical Limb Ischemia

Critical Limb Ischemia (CLI) is a condition where blood flow to the legs and feet is blocked. When blood flow is blocked to an arm or leg, that…

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…

Healthy Adults needed for Heart MRI study.

UVa Health System, Department of Radiology seeks healthy adults ages 21 - 85 with no significant medical problems to participate in a research…

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…