Heart & Vascular Care for Complex Cases

The condition of your heart determines your 'heart age.' Our Club Red Heart Age Calculator is based on The Framingham Risk Study, which found that certain risk factors can speed up the aging process in your heart.

Risk factors include: high cholesterol, high blood pressure, elevated stress levels, obesity, smoking, an inactive lifestyle and time. It's never too late to lower your risk and become young at heart. 

Try out the calculator to find out the true age of your heart

 

 

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    Heart & Vascular Care for Complex Cases

    The condition of your heart determines your 'heart age.' Our Club Red Heart Age Calculator is based on The Framingham Risk Study, which found that certain risk factors can speed up the aging process in your heart.

    Risk factors include: high cholesterol, high blood pressure, elevated stress levels, obesity, smoking, an inactive lifestyle and time. It's never too late to lower your risk and become young at heart. 

    Try out the calculator to find out the true age of your heart

     

     

    Patient-Focused Heart Care

    • Imaging & Screening

      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.

    • Genetic Testing

      Find out if you are one of the 1.3 million Americans who have inherited some form of heart or vascular disease. We can identify and address your risk through screening services at our Cardiovascular Genetics Clinic.

    • 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

    Modern Heart Medicine

    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 this video in which John Kern, MD, and Michael Ragosta, MD, talk about how they collaborate to treat heart conditions.

    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 and get details about our vascular services.

    New MR-Conditional ICD Device 

    Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) treat dangerous heart rhythms. But routine MRIs aren’t recommended for patients with ICDs. 

    UVA is the first in the state to implant a new type of ICD (Medtronic Evera MRI SureScan® ICD System) that allows patients to have routine MRI scans. A major advance, these new devices, called MR-conditional ICDs, provide critical therapy for fast and slow heart rhythms.

    Read more about ICDs

    The Latest Research & News

    • Heart Failure Program Earns Awards

      Due to the effectiveness of our treatment guidelines, our heart failure program has won two national quality awards from the American Heart Association.

    • 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.

    • 2015 Clinical Activity Report

      We report quality and safety data to help you make informed choices about your healthcare. Learn about treatment at UVA and our outcomes versus national norms in our full report

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    Join A Clinical Trial

    Clinical trials are research studies to find better ways to treat heart and vascular disease. Get access to the latest advanced treatments. 

    Find out if you qualify for a heart and vascular clinical trial.