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Pioneering the Future of Cardiac Care

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, but it's preventable.

To identify and treat heart disease early, it's crucial to get your heart checked in person or virtually. You'll learn your blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar, weight, and family history. It's also important to understand that heart disease affects women and men differently.

The UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute is the largest integrated adult and pediatric cardiology and cardiac surgery program in Pennsylvania. With more than 60 locations in three states, the expertise of UPMC is available to you close to home.

We have digital resources, heart health webinars, and opportunities for in-person and virtual consultations with our experts. We hope to provide you with helpful information to keep your heart healthy.

Schedule an Appointment or Receive a Second Opinion With a UPMC Expert

To schedule an appointment or receive a second opinion, fill out the contact form below or call 1-855-876-2484.

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Schedule an Appointment Using Your Patient Portal

Already have a heart doctor? Schedule your next appointment with them online using your patient portal. Simply log in to your account, select your heart and vascular specialist and an appointment date and time that works for you, and you’re all set.

The UPMC Difference for Heart and Vascular Care

Our team’s commitment to surgical excellence, combined with our dedication to patient-centric care that extends beyond the operating room, have established the UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute as a national leader in cardiovascular care.

Our team of experts have achieved many milestones that highlight the excellence and innovation of UPMC.

  • Our cardiac surgeons have performed more than 20,000 open-heart surgeries in the past 10 years.
  • We are one of the few centers in the U.S. that have performed more than 1,700 adult heart transplants.
  • UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside is consistently ranked among the best hospitals in the nation for Cardiology and Heart Surgery by U.S. News & World Report.
  • UPMC Hamot has been awarded the Comprehensive Cardiac Care Certification from the Joint Commission for three recertification periods, recognizing the center’s long-term commitment to providing high-quality cardiac care.
  • Hospitals across the UPMC footprint were among the first in the nation to provide transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), an advanced, minimally invasive cardiac procedure.

When you choose UPMC, you’ll have access to advanced treatments, skilled experts, and groundbreaking cardiovascular clinical trials. We are leaders in the comprehensive treatment of cardiovascular disease. From developing personalized treatment plans to pioneering minimally invasive and robotic-assisted heart surgeries, our experts provide the full scope of care for every patient.

Cardiac Surgery Expertise at UPMC

The UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute is home to world-renowned leaders in adult cardiac surgery. We are proud to announce that UPMC has been awarded the highest possible rating of three stars in four cardiac procedures across four different UPMC locations by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS).

  • UPMC Hamot: Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
  • UPMC Harrisburg: Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting, Combined Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting and Aortic Valve Replacement, and Mitral Valve Replacement/Repair
  • UPMC Passavant: Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
  • UPMC Presbyterian: Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting and Aortic Valve Replacement

These ratings are a testament to the innovative, patient-centered cardiac surgery care we offer at UPMC.

Learn more about our STS star ratings.

The UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute Webinar Series

Experts from the UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute are offering a series of free, virtual webinars. These will help the community learn about heart disease risk factors, women's cardiology, and heart health disparities, among other topics. View the virtual events below.

Watch past webinars

Heart Health Resources

Whether in person or virtually, the UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute offers heart health awareness, education, and services to help our communities prevent cardiovascular disease. View and download these resources to help keep you and your loved ones healthy.

Download the Heart Health Resources PDF.

Learn more about cardiovascular health