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Every heart is unique. So that's how we treat them.

Shawn was in life-threatening heart failure. Thanks to our unique treatment, he survived to tell us his story. Read more about Shawn.

American Heart Association American Stroke Association Certification for Comprehensive Stroke CenterAmerican College of Cardiology Chest Pain Center Accredited - Primary PCI with ResuscitationAACN Beacon Award for ExcellenceELSO Award for Excellence in Life Support: GOLD Center of ExcellenceU.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals National: Cardiology & Heart Surgery 2020-212021 Silver Performance Achievement Award Chest Pain - MI Registry from NCDR

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Experienced doctors, pioneering techniques and cutting-edge diagnostic tools: We bring our “A Game” to everything from noninvasive cardiology to heart transplantation. Trust us – and our 40 years of can-do expertise in keeping hearts pumping.

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Programs and Expertise

Seeing the right heart specialist is important. That’s why our registered nurse counselors take your call. They know the questions to ask to understand your need, then schedule you for the right doctor and the right services.

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Our patient-centered teams provide leading care for common and complex heart conditions. Our doctors are among the world’s top authorities on treating heart disease. And they’re constantly researching ways to advance heart care..

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If one part of your heart beats too fast or irregularly, your entire heart might shake – that’s atrial fibrillation. Our innovative therapies and treatments get your heart working efficiently for good blood flow to every organ, from head to toe.

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We’ve been a Cardiothoracic Surgery leader since our first heart transplant in 1968. Every day, our rock-star surgeons develop and perform trailblazing techniques that change lives. Afterward, our collaborative team works to keep your heart healthy.

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Nobody in the region offers better diagnostic cardiovascular services. Here you’ll find the latest therapies and testing technologies – and a team that’s redefining how we evaluate and treat patients.

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Every day, we take another step forward in finding cures and therapies for all forms of heart disease. But we can’t do it alone. Your donations support our mission to transform heart care.

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Michele Williams-Poole

She Had Michele's Heart Attack

Learn more about our unique approach to heart attack treatment.

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He had Charles' coronary artery disease.

Learn more about how we treat each case of coronary artery disease uniquely.

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He had Shawn’s heart failure.

Learn more about how we treat each heart failure uniquely.

Read Shawn's story Learn about our heart failure expertise
Dr. Jose Huizar

Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery and Vascular Surgery

Want to learn more about how to study and train with Pauley’s world-renowned faculty? Learn more about each of our programs.

VCU School of Medicine Cardiology Fellowships VCU Department of Surgery, Thoracic Surgery Residency VCU Department of Surgery, Vascular Surgery Fellowship

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