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

The Most Comprehensive Study Ever of a Deadly Heart Condition

The Most Comprehensive Study Ever of a Deadly Heart Condition

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy often goes undiagnosed and is the most common cause of sudden cardiac death in young athletes.

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How Does Information Encoded in Your DNA Increase the Risk of Heart Disease and Diabetes?

Despite many advances, human biology is still largely a black box.

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Putting the Right People in Place


The Heart of the Matter

The Heart of the Matter

This new software could save lives.

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Treating Heart Failure at Home

Treating Heart Failure at Home

Once discharged from hospitals, many heart failure patients face an uphill battle managing their symptoms. Nursing professor Jill Howie-Esquivel is testing a new approach that addresses a trifecta of problems that menace heart failure patients.

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