Specialty Programs at the Heart and Vascular Institute

People with heart and vascular conditions can find a variety of specialized services and treatments at UPMC.

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Services We Provide

Adult Cardiac Surgery
  • Coronary artery bypass graft surgeries
  • Heart valve replacements and repairs
  • Aneurysm and aortic dissection repairs
Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center
  • Maternal-perinatal care and genetic counseling
  • Adult congenital cardiothoracic surgery
  • Transitioning from pediatric to adult congenital cardiology care
Advanced Heart Failure Center
  • The latest treatments for congestive heart failure
  • Evaluations and referrals for heart transplantation or heart-assist devices
  • Disease management services
Advanced Cardiac Imaging Program
  • State-of-the-art ultrasound and cardiac imaging systems
  • Stress and transesophageal echocardiography
  • Radiation-based nuclear cardiology
Artificial Heart Program and Ventricular-Assist Devices
  • Surgery to implant ventricular-assist devices (VAD)
  • Exciting therapies that have lead some patients’ hearts to heal
Cardiac Catheterization Program
  • Elective and emergency cardiac catheterization procedures
  • Modern imaging technology at five labs
Cardiac Rehabilitation Program
  • Supervised exercise program
  • Trained exercise physiologists
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 Thoracic Aortic Disease
  • Disease management and treatment strategies for complex thoracic aortic diseases
  • Sophisticated diagnostic technology
  • Minimally invasive procedures
Comprehensive Pulmonary Hypertension Program
  • Medical and surgical therapies
  • Oral, inhaled, and intravenous treatments
  • State-of-the-art diagnostic techniques
Electrophysiology Program
  • Cutting-edge treatments for arrhythmias and other heart-rhythm Disorders
  • Specialized disease-management centers
  • The latest imaging equipment
Endovascular Aneurysm Repair Center
  • Pressure sensors and ultrasound for safer, more convenient aneurysm follow-up care
  • Innovative aneurysm technology and clinical trials
General, Preventive, and Rehabilitative Cardiology Services
  • Cardiac rehab
  • Cardiovascular screenings
  • Heart disease prevention and management programs
Heart Transplant Program
  • Therapeutic and surgical treatments, including transplantation and heart-assist devices
  • Breakthrough anitrejection 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
Mitral Valve Disease Center
  • ​Minimally invasive surgical mitral valve repair
  • Catheter-based intervention

Pediatric Cardiac Surgery

  • Cardiothoracic and cardiac arrhythmia surgeries for infants, children, and young adults
  • Parent and patient education programs
Vein Center
  • Minimally invasive techniques for vein (venous) disease
  • Specialized treatments for varicose and spider veins
Venous Disease/Ulcer Center
  • Advanced nonsurgical and surgical techniques for treating nonhealing wounds
  • Personalized treatment plans
Women’s Heart Program
  • Evaluations and treatments tailored to a woman’s unique cardiac needs
  • Cutting-edge nonsurgical and surgical treatment options
  • Risk assessment and management


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