Heart & Vascular Center
Stop Peripheral Artery Disease Early
8.5 million Americans have peripheral artery disease (PAD). PAD happens when blood vessels become narrow or blocked by plaque. You’re more likely to have PAD if you smoke or have diabetes, high blood pressure or high cholesterol.
Left untreated, PAD can lead to a loss of circulation, gangrene and amputation.
Identify your PAD risk factors.
Patient-Focused Heart Care
High Performance Ranking
At UVA, five of our specialties were honored as “High Performing” by U.S. News & World Report. Our cardiology and heart surgery services are ranked among the top 10 percent in the nation.
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.
Modern Heart Medicine
Now they're working together each day to ensure patients get the best possible heart care.
treat heart conditions.
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.
Catch Vascular Disease Sooner
Early detection and treatment of vascular disease can reduce your risk for a heart attack or stroke.
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 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.