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Lainey’s Story: A Family’s Experience with Congenital Heart Defects and Down Syndrome

While pregnant, Ashley learned her daughter had two heart defects, VSD & ASD, and would need heart surgery at UVA Children's Hospital. Click the photo to read her story.

UVA Earns National Accreditation for Pulmonary Hypertension Care

The Pulmonary Hypertension Association has designated the Pulmonary Hypertension Center at the University of Virginia Heart and Vascular Center as a Center of Comprehensive Care. Click the photo to learn more.

Congratulations to C. Michael Valentine, MD ’84, FACC, president-elect of the American College of Cardiologists. The UVA Medical Alumni Association will honor Dr. Valentine with a reception at #ACC18 on Saturday, March 10 in Orlando, Florida. UVA medical alumni, housestaff, faculty and friends are invited to attend. Find details and register for the reception on the Events page of #uvamed

Our employees and visitors don’t have to go outside to get a good walk in. Three loops of the Medical Center Link is more than a mile #UVA #uvahealth #charlottesville #hearthealth #heartmonth

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. Click the photo to learn more.

Violet was the first patient in Virginia to get a double Berlin heart, which takes over the functions of a child’s…

"Listen to Your Heart" isn't just an 80s song. Know these heart valve disease symptoms: Shortness of breath, fatigue, chest pain, heart rhythm skips, lightheadedness or swollen feet, ankles or abdomen. See your doctor if you're having these & get regular checkups #ValveDiseaseDay #UVA #hearthealth

Virginia Teen Recovering after Heart Transplant

A New Kent, Virginia teen is recovering at the University of Virginia Medical Center after receiving a heart transplant last month. Click the photo to read more.

February is #HeartMonth and @uvahealthnews is developing a virtual software that could be a game-changer for the 5…

Ask the Expert: What are the heart health benefits of walking?

The human body was built for walking, and most people can enjoy walking throughout their lives. Walking can strengthen the heart, reduce body weight and blood pressure, and improve cholesterol. Click the photo to learn more.