2013 Heart & Vascular Institute Report
We are pleased to share with you the 2013 UPMC Heart and Vascular Report. This year’s theme is continued collaboration between the disciplines of cardiology, cardiac surgery, and vascular surgery, as we strive to advance new models of treatment based on a common goal of quality outcomes for our patients.
Our commitment to patient-centered care and research, demonstrated through the ‘heart team approach’ described in this report, provides the breadth of expertise needed to care for our patients now and into the future.
We hope you will enjoy learning more about some of our most significant clinical and research initiatives of 2013, and the strides we are making to fulfill our mission of finding new and better ways to treat heart and vascular disease.
2012 Annual Report
This report represents the first comprehensive view of UPMC’s Heart and Vascular Institute, which was formed in 2011 to unite the separate departments of Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, and Cardiology into a single entity.
The convergence of these three specialties enables us to offer every available treatment modality to our patients based completely on their individual needs, with the innovation and breadth of expertise that only multidisciplinary collaboration can provide.
And our dynamic research program is on the forefront of developing new cardiovascular therapies, techniques, and devices to benefit our patients now and in the future.