1 death, every 33 seconds.
1 death, every 33 seconds.

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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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, consistently rank UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside among the best hospitals in the nation for Cardiology and Heart Surgery by U.S. News & World Report.

Our highly advanced cardiac surgery program has achieved many milestones that highlight the excellence and innovation of UPMC, such as:

  • Performing more than 20,000 open-heart surgeries in the past 10 years.
  • Being one of the few centers in the U.S. that have performed more than 1,700 adult heart transplants.
  • Being the first center in western Pennsylvania to provide transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), an advanced, minimally invasive cardiac procedure.
  • Receiving an overall 3-star rating for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) from the Society for Thoracic Surgeons (STS) – the highest rating achievable.

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.



Schedule an Appointment Using MyUPMC

Already have a heart doctor? Schedule an appointment with them using MyUPMC! Simply log in to MyUPMC, select 'Schedule Appointment,' and choose an available date and time with your provider.

Select your heart and vascular specialist and an appointment date and time that works for you, and you’re all set!


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.

Preeclampsia Awareness Class

Preeclampsia is a condition that can affect any woman who is pregnant or has recently delivered her baby. This condition is characterized by high blood pressure and protein in the urine. Please join us for a Preeclampsia Awareness class to learn more about the risk factors and management of this disorder. This class will be held on Feb. 27 from 6 to 7 p.m. at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital in Pittsburgh and virtually via Microsoft Teams.

Register for the Preeclampsia Awareness Class.

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.


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