About the UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute
Located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute is a recognized leader in cardiovascular care, with a rich history in clinical research and innovation.
We're proud of the contributions and accomplishments that have allowed us to improve the lives of many of our patients.
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.
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.
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.