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Nurturing Your Heart: Cardiology Expertise at UVA Health

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Your heart has one of the most important jobs in your body – by pumping blood all around you, it gives you the energy you need for your daily life. When problems happen with your heart, you want the best experts and care to get your heart back on your beat.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the U.S. Several medical conditions and lifestyle choices can put you at a higher risk for heart disease, like:

  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Unhealthy diet
  • Lack of exercise
  • Alcohol overuse

Cardiovascular Care at UVA Health

If you or someone in your family has heart problems, you want to find the best heart care around. You only have one heart. You don’t want to trust it to just anyone.

UVA Health’s cardiologists and vascular surgeons have the deep training and experience you want when looking for someone to guide your care. We make sure you get the thorough, expert attention you deserve.

Recognized Heart Care from UVA Health

In fact, UVA Health’s heart and vascular care expertise has been honored with a number of awards.

U.S. News & World Report ranked 4 of our heart treatment services as “high-performing,” which means they’re among the best in the U.S.:

And, we’ve gotten recognition from the American Heart Association, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, and more. See our heart care awards.

Prevention is Key

Many heart conditions can be avoided with the right combination of diet, exercise, and awareness.

Keeping to a heart-healthy diet (eating lots of fruits, veggies, and whole grains) and limiting junk food and sugary drinks are great first steps to keeping your heart in good shape.

Exercise also does lots of good for your heart. You don’t need an expensive gym membership or fancy equipment at home even just taking a walk or riding your bike can help keep your heart in tip-top shape.

UVA Health Heart Treatment & Management

Sometimes, despite your best efforts, your heart might need some extra attention. When heart disease starts to develop, our providers can help with:

  • Advanced imaging options to diagnose issues
  • Genetic testing counselors
  • Devices that diagnose, manage, and treat heart disorders
  • Procedures and treatment options that avoid big surgeries
  • Surgeons with experience in open and minimally invasive techniques

We’re Here for Your Heart

The following information can help you with preventing and managing your heart conditions. And, you can read about some of our heart experts and how they’ve helped patients here at UVA Health.

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