About the UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute
As a recognized leader in cardiovascular care — with a rich history in clinical research and innovation — the UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute offers a full spectrum of personalized cardiovascular services.
We're proud of the contributions and accomplishments that have allowed us to improve the lives of many of our patients.
National Quality Ratings
UPMC Presbyterian and UPMC Shadyside recently received the highest score for coronary artery bypass surgery from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), placing them in the top 13 percent of hospitals in the nation.
UPMC Shadyside also received the highest “three stars” for aortic valve replacement surgery, ranking it in the top 6 percent of hospitals. The ratings are based on data compiled and publicly reported for the fiscal year 2013.
UPMC Shadyside is also one of only 23 hospitals in the nation to receive three stars in both aortic valve replacement and coronary artery bypass procedures for the last two reporting periods.
Accomplishments and Experience
As one of the first heart transplant centers in the United States, UPMC has made significant contributions to the advancement of cardiovascular medicine.
Innovative Therapies and Research
Our clinicians, surgeons, and physician researchers are exploring and employing the latest technologies and treatments to find new and better ways to treat our patients.
- Our exciting new therapies involving VADs have improved the quality of life for patients with advanced heart failure by using VADs as an alternative to heart transplantation.
- The UPMC Cardiology Division garners millions of dollars in funding each year to conduct research in core areas of focus, including:
- Translational genetics
- Heart failure
- Sudden death
- Vascular disease
- Molecular imaging
- Cardiovascular outcomes
- UPMC's academic partner, the University of Pittsburgh, remains one of the top 10 institutions in the country funded by the American Heart Association.