Advancing heart health.

Heart failure is the most common heart-related reason for hospital admission and readmission in West Virginia and surrounding regions, and the leading cause of death in West Virginia is heart disease.

As the region’s most prestigious academic medical center, West Virginia University educators, healthcare professionals and scientists are committed to working together to advance heart health. That duty is woven through excellence in education, research, community outreach and patient care across five health schools – Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Public Health – and numerous centers and institutes. The WVU Heart and Vascular Institute provides patients and trainees access to innovative treatment options and the latest techniques in patient care. The state-of-the-art facility is home to nationally recognized expert heart physicians who perform more than 5,000 operations a year and the cardiology program which offers surgical procedures, preventive clinics and rehabilitation services for adults and children.

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