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About the Heart Center

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At VCU Health Pauley Heart Center, we focus on saving and improving the lives of people with heart disease. Our headquarters are in downtown Richmond, Virginia, and we have outpatient centers throughout central and southeast Virginia.

Our services include inpatient and outpatient care ranging from noninvasive cardiology to heart transplantation. We are a national leader in device-based treatments for advanced heart failure. Several high-tech laboratories — added as part of a $24 million renovation — allow us to deliver enhanced diagnoses, planning and treatment.

Patients have access to interdisciplinary teams including cardiac, thoracic and vascular surgeons as well as interventional cardiologists and cardiac imaging specialists.

Our work includes training cardiologists to serve as leaders in medicine. We are also leaders in research, with an active cardiovascular disease research program that furthers knowledge of heart disease, its treatments and its cures.

VCU Health Pauley Heart Center physicians are known worldwide for their work, including the Division of Cardiology’s pioneering use of a catheter-based laser technique for lead extraction. Our faculty are also known for expertise in acute cardiac care — they participate in writing American Heart Association guidelines.

Thousands of patients trust us each year with their heart health. We return that trust with more than four decades of knowledgeable, compassionate cardiac care using advanced procedures and treatments.


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