UVA's Heart & Vascular Center
When Jimmy Howell came to UVA on a football scholarship, he also began managing a heart condition. Referred to Dr. Robert Battle after an athletic physical uncovered an irregularity, Howell was diagnosed with an enlarged aorta and mild connective tissue disorder. Howell's younger brother has the same condition, suggesting a family link. Thanks to integrative and specialized care, genetics counselor Matthew Thomas can confirm the link and counsel both brothers, as well as their future children.
Researchers in UVA's Heart and Vascular Center are advancing genetic testing and personalized medicine to create the future of cardiac care—offering patients the must customized care possible.
Useful, life-saving knowledge—that’s the hallmark of UVA's Heart and Vascular Center. UVA’s Heart and Vascular Center is home to some of the most respected cardiologists, heart surgeons, and care teams in the field.