Atrial Fibrillation and Cardiovascular Research
UPMC is not just a world-class health system — it's also home to groundbreaking research that helps doctors everywhere to help their patients.
At the Center for Atrial Fibrillation, our doctors are driven to develop innovative ways to manage and treat this complex condition.
With our academic affiliate, the University of Pittsburgh, we:
- Work every day to discover new information about the heart and its intricate electrical workings
- Push the limits of knowledge and practice in cardiac care
- Proudly share our findings with our colleagues around the globe
The University of Pittsburgh is one of the top 10 institutions in the United States funded by the American Heart Association, and the UPMC Division of Cardiology receives millions of dollars in funding each year to conduct cardiovascular research.
Our doctors are on the leading edge of both theoretical research and practical application of atrial fibrillation treatment techniques.
From traditional methods like medical management and pacemakers, to more advanced techniques like the MAZE procedure, and cutting edge therapies like cryoablation, we're experts in determining and delivering the right care at the right time — all in the context of improving the overall health of people with atrial fibrillation.