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Why Choose UPMC for Heart and Vascular Care in Central Pa.

UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute provides nationally acclaimed cardiovascular and thoracic care right here in Central Pennsylvania. Our combined experience, leading edge technology and collaborative approach allow us to provide patients with access to the most advanced treatment options, including a range of clinical trials.

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From diagnostics and bedside care, to procedures and rehabilitation, our goal is patient-centered care and our focus is on improving and saving lives.

A pioneer in cardiovascular health since 1956, we were the first in the region to perform open heart surgery and the first to perform coronary artery balloon angioplasty. Other "firsts" include the implantation of a drug-eluting coronary stent, percutaneous (minimally invasive) aortic valve procedures (TAVR) and FDA-approved percutaneous mitral valve device.

For heart attack patients, the national goal is to have 90 minutes or less pass from the first medical contact with the patient until the artery is open. All UPMC hospitals in Central Pa. constantly refine how we care for heart attack patients, improving our process to help save heart muscle.

Some of our achievements include:

  • The cardiovascular and thoracic surgeons perform more than 1,000 cardiac and thoracic surgical procedures each year, including hundreds of heart bypass surgeries.
  • The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) has designated our program as three-star – the highest quality for cardiovascular surgery outcomes in several areas.
  • According to the Cardiac Surgery Report from the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4), Mubashir Mumtaz, MD, FACS, FACC chief of cardiothoracic surgery at UPMC in central Pa., performs the most valve surgeries in the state of Pennsylvania. Based on volume, his colleague, David Loran, MD, is the third top cardiovascular surgeon performing coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgeries in the Commonwealth.

We provide a full continuum of care with services including:

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Call UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute at: 717-731-0101

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