The Robert M. Berne Cardiovascular Research Center moves therapies for heart disease—the most common cause of death and disability in the United States—from the lab to the clinic. Philanthropy dedicated to basic and translational research fosters the discovery of the unthinkable.

Patient Care

UVA leverages technology to keep patients out of the hospital and in the place they most want to be—their homes. A gift to patient care expands the ways we offer compassionate care to patients and their families.


UVA's heart and vascular medicine faculty are committed to sharing their knowledge with medical and nursing students, as well as young doctors. Philanthropy is a critical component of medical education.

Spotlight: The Atrial Fibrillation Center

The A-Fib Center harnesses the power of experts from across various disciplines—cardiology, biomedical engineering, biochemistry, molecular imaging, and others—to focus on this complex and pervasive heart condition. Learn More.

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Stories of Care & Discovery

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For This Pediatric Duo, It’s All About The Team

U.S. News & World Report ranks UVA among the top 50 hospitals in the country for pediatric cardiology and heart surgery, and last year the team performed nearly 300 total heart-related procedures, 46 of which were on babies 30 days old or…


Infographic: Heart Disease Facts

Infographic: Heart Disease Facts

In the United States, heart disease causes 1 in every 4 deaths. These heart disease facts can help you learn more about this preventable disease and what you can do.

Healthy Balance

Heart Transplants at UVA Give Hope to Over a Dozen Families in 2018

Heart Transplants at UVA Give Hope to Over a Dozen Families in 2018

In 2018, the University of Virginia Pediatrics Department performed 13 pediatric heart transplants.

UVA Heart and Vascular Center Named to 100 Great Heart Programs List

UVA Honored on National '100 Great Heart Programs' List

For the third consecutive year, Becker’s Hospital Review has named University of Virginia Heart and Vascular Center at UVA Medical Center among 100 hospitals and health systems with great heart programs.

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UVA Nursing Student Brings Badly Needed Heart Care to Rwanda

UVA Nursing Student Brings Badly Needed Heart Care to Rwanda

In Rwanda, a particularly virulent strain of strep bacteria, if left untreated, can lead to serious heart problems. A UVA nursing student is in the country helping to treat the patients who are worse off.

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