Surviving Sudden Cardiac Arrest with UVA's Heart & Vascular Center

After nearly losing her life to a heart rhythm condition called sudden cardiac arrest, Helen Trimm came to the experts at UVA. Now, a defibrillator gives her peace of mind. "It's my security blanket," she says.

We operate one of the largest and most active heart and vascular centers in the region, but we give Helen and every patient a personalized care plan. Find out more about Helen's treatment for sudden cardiac arrest.

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Surviving Sudden Cardiac Arrest with UVA's Heart & Vascular Center

After nearly losing her life to a heart rhythm condition called sudden cardiac arrest, Helen Trimm came to the experts at UVA. Now, a defibrillator gives her peace of mind. "It's my security blanket," she says.

We operate one of the largest and most active heart and vascular centers in the region, but we give Helen and every patient a personalized care plan. Find out more about Helen's treatment for sudden cardiac arrest.

Patient-Focused Heart Care

  • Diagnoses & Imaging

    The right diagnosis can make the difference. Our diagnostic options include non-invasive tests like cardiac MRI. We also offer new imaging tools to help us diagnose and treat your heart or vascular condition like cardiac PET, a type of nuclear imaging that uses very low doses of radioactivity to look at your heart.

  • 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.

A Team Approach to Heart Care

Watch: Modern Heart Medicine [VIDEO]

Watch this video and learn about UVA's team approach to heart treatmentSeveral years ago, UVA's heart surgeons and cardiologists saw the need for a combined team approach to treating patients.

Now they're working together each day to ensure patients get the best possible heart care.

Watch John Kern, MD, and Michael Ragosta, MD, talk about how they collaborate.

Heart & Vascular Innovations

Catch Vascular Disease Sooner

Early detection and treatment of vascular disease can reduce your risk for a heart attack or stroke.

Get screened at our Vascular Lab at Northridge Medical Park. It's located off Interstate 64 with plenty of free parking. See if you're eligible for a vascular screening (PDF) and get details about our vascular services.

  • Patient Support

    This program gives heart failure patients the support they need to adjust to life at home after being in the hospital.

  • Heart Valve Surgery

    UVA's cardiac valve surgeons are among the most experienced in the nation. They perform traditional heart valve surgery and offer minimally invasive heart valve surgery.

  • Heart Failure Research

    New research at UVA recently showed which heart failure patients would benefit from a special kind of pacemaker-defibrillator.

Search Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies to find better ways to treat heart and vascular disease.

Find heart and vascular clinical trials.

 

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