The UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute offers highly regarded cardiovascular and thoracic care in Central Pennsylvania. With our extensive expertise, cutting-edge technology, and collaborative approach, we ensure that patients have access to the most advanced treatment options, including participation in various clinical trials.
Having been at the forefront of cardiovascular health since 1956, we have achieved several notable milestones in the region. We were the pioneers in performing open heart surgery and coronary artery balloon angioplasty. Additionally, we were the first to successfully implant a drug-eluting coronary stent, conduct percutaneous (minimally invasive) aortic valve procedures (TAVR), and receive FDA approval for a percutaneous mitral valve device.