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Cardiology & Cardiothoracic Surgery

From emergency heart surgery to evaluations and referrals for heart transplant procedures, the cardiovascular experts at UPMC’s Heart and Vascular Institute are transforming the way health care is provided in the U.S. and the world.

World-Class Cardiovascular Care

As an international leader in the field of cardiovascular medicine, UPMC offers the most advanced technology and treatments available for every type of heart and vascular disease.

UPMC is among the world’s most experienced and well-respected hospitals for heart surgery and heart care. When cardiac surgery is necessary, it’s essential to have access to the highest quality, most comprehensive cardiac care services. Behind our outstanding heart specialists and experienced cardiac nursing team, UPMC also has a caring, professional staff in place to help patients’ families through surgery, education, and rehabilitation.

Innovative Techniques, Life-Saving Experience

The heart specialists at UPMC have almost unmatched experience in many highly specialized heart surgeries and treatments and are leaders in innovative, life-saving techniques.

UPMC’s artificial heart program – the oldest of its kind – has treated more than 600 people since 1990. Ongoing research and advanced treatments in translational genetics, ventricular assist devices, and advanced cardiac imaging services give UPMC patients more options and more hope than ever before.

UPMC surgeons rely on a multidisciplinary approach to cardiac care that focuses on helping patients achieve the best possible outcomes. Whether it’s conducting routine cardiac procedures using minimally invasive surgical techniques or offering the most effective heart-assist devices, UPMC cardiac surgeons offer a vast range of clinical expertise.

UPMC’s cardiothoracic surgical specialties include:

  • Adult cardiac surgery
  • Pediatric cardiac surgery
  • Advanced treatments for congestive heart failure
  • Cardiovascular genetics and cardiac stem cell therapy
  • Cardiothoracic transplant and treatment of thoracic aortic disease
  • Artificial heart and ventricular assist devices (VADs)
  • Treatment of ulcers and venous diseases

Experts Available Around the World

As an internationally recognized leader in cardiovascular health, our surgeons and heart specialists share their expertise and help treat patients throughout the United States and the world through specialty telemedicine consultations.

For referrals, to request a consult or to access treatment, please contact UPMC Global Care. You’ll find out why so many people in the United States and around the world trust their heart health to UPMC’s cardiovascular specialists.