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2015 Heart and Vascular Institute Report

We are pleased to present the 2015 UPMC Heart and Vascular Report, which highlights our achievements in research and our success in implementing and pioneering new technology for better patient outcomes in cardiology, cardiac surgery, and vascular surgery throughout the past two years.

Together with our partner organization, the Pittsburgh Heart, Lung, Blood, and Vascular Medicine Institute (VMI), HVI physicians and allied practitioners are exploring new treatment pathways for some of the most complex heart and vascular disorders. This year’s report showcases a selection of our outstanding accomplishments in the lab, and how what we discover at the bench translates to the bedside.

This report also outlines how HVI experts apply novel techniques and devices – in some cases, as the first physicians to do so – to provide patients with more options for the treatment and management of many heart and vascular conditions.

We hope you enjoy learning about these exciting developments.

2013 Heart and Vascular Institute Outcomes Report

We are pleased to share with you the 2013 UPMC Heart and Vascular Report (PDF). This year’s report focuses on the key clinical areas of distinction.

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.

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