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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
physicians reviewing heart imaging

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
doctor performing vascular test

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

9 Healthy New Year’s Resolutions Without a Diet Plan

Most people struggle with healthy New Year’s resolutions, mainly because it’s hard. You have to set goals and work throughout the entire year. Non…

Holiday Heart Syndrome: When Holiday Stress Takes Its Toll

Cardiologist Brandy Patterson, MD, explains how you may be putting yourself at risk for a serious health condition called holiday heart syndrome.…

19 Healthy Holiday Recipes for Your Next Party

You're probably getting ready for holiday events to enjoy with friends and family. In order to maintain your diets and health during the season,…

Heart and Vascular News

UVA Honored on National ‘100 Great Heart Programs’ List

For the third consecutive year, Becker’s Hospital Review has named University of Virginia Heart and Vascular Center at UVA Medical Center among…

New Telehealth Program Connects Culpeper Patients, UVA Heart Experts

A new telehealth partnership between Novant Health UVA Health System Culpeper Medical Center and UVA Health System will enable Culpeper-area…

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…

Heart and Vascular Clinical Trials

Are you suffering from chest pain or shortness of breath when physically active?

If you are between the ages of 18 and 85 and are having chest pain, tightness, or shortness of breath while exerting yourself (exercising, working…

Adults 18 and older with Severe Aortic Stenosis wanted for Heart Valve Study

The Department of Surgery at the University of Virginia is conducting a research study to compare the HeartMate 3 Left Ventricular Assist System (…

Research Study for Inpatient Adults with Hepatorenal Syndrome

The GI Hepatology department seeks adults over 18 who are inpatients with Hepatorenal syndrome (HRS), a type of kidney failure that progresses…