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Specialty Centers and Programs at the Heart and Vascular Institute

As leaders in cardiovascular care, the experts of the UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute provide a complete spectrum of treatment options through our many condition-specific centers and programs.

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Centers and Programs

Treatments and Services

Advanced Heart Failure Center
  • The latest treatments for congestive heart failure.
  • Evaluations and referrals for heart transplantation or heart-assist devices.
  • Heart disease management services.
Artificial Heart Program
  • Surgery to implant ventricular-assist devices (VAD).
  • Exciting therapies that have lead some patients’ hearts to heal.
Cardiovascular Genetics Center
  • Testing and treatments for people with inherited cardiovascular diseases.
  • Genetic counseling.
  • Risk assessment and management.
Center for Atrial Fibrillation
  • National expertise in current, state-of-the-art atrial fibrillation treatments.
  • Committed to both excellence in patient care and leadership in patient education.
  • Novel minimally invasive procedures​.
Center for Mitral Valve Disease
  • Minimally invasive surgical mitral valve repair.
  • Catheter-based intervention.
Center for Thoracic Aortic Disease
  • Disease management and treatment strategies for complex thoracic aortic diseases.
  • Sophisticated diagnostic technology.
  • Minimally invasive procedures.
Congenital Heart Disease Center
  • Maternal-perinatal care and genetic counseling.
  • Adult congenital cardiothoracic surgery.
  • Transitioning from pediatric to adult congenital cardiology care.
Heart Transplant Program
  • Therapeutic and surgical treatments, including transplantation and heart-assist devices.
  • Breakthrough anti-rejection therapies.
Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center
  • Coordinated, state-of-the-art evaluations and treatments.
  • Advanced cardiac imaging.
  • Disease management and cardiovascular genetics.
Limb Preservation Center
  • Wound treatment and prevention plans.
  • Promising clinical trials.
  • Telemedicine options for qualified home-bound patients.
Vein Center
  • Minimally invasive techniques for vein (venous) disease.
  • Specialized treatments for varicose and spider veins.
Women's Heart Program
  • Evaluations and treatments tailored to a woman’s unique cardiac needs.
  • Cutting-edge nonsurgical and surgical treatment options.
  • Heart disease risk assessment and management.

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