Led by Vinay Badhwar, MD, FACS, FACC, and some of the most respected cardiac surgeons, cardiologists, interventional radiologists, cardiac electrophysiologists, and vascular surgeons, the heart and vascular programs of West Virginia University and WVU Medicine are among the best in the United States.

Our mission is to provide the best possible heart and vascular care for our patients. We do so by recruiting some of the finest physicians from across the country – men and women who are often recognized leaders in their specialty or subspecialty; investing heavily in new technology; practicing (and frequently developing) the latest techniques in heart and vascular care; and placing the highest emphasis on achieving great quality outcomes.

The WVU Heart and Vascular Institute’s cardiac team uses the most current diagnostic procedures to detect and evaluate mild to life-threatening heart problems in our state-of-the-art facility.

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What is a heart attack?

What is sudden cardiac death?

Board-certified cardiac experts

Our board-certified cardiac experts include:

  • medical and interventional cardiologists
  • surgeons
  • cardiac electrophysiologists

and others who treat people with all types of heart problems—from congenital heart issues to heart attacks. WVU’s doctors have been performing open-heart surgery for more than 30 years.

We offer both traditional and the latest, minimally invasive interventions, followed by cardiac rehabilitation and heart disease management programs. After surgery or other procedures, we work with your primary care doctor to get you back on your feet as soon as possible.

Door to balloon time at or exceeding the national benchmark

“Door to balloon time” is a measure of the time it takes for a heart attack patient who arrives at the hospital to get to surgery. The standard is set at 90 minutes from arrival in the emergency department to the cardiac catheterization lab. At WVU’s Ruby Memorial Hospital, we consistently meet or beat the 90-minute door to balloon time standard.

Support the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute

Be involved in the life-saving work of the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute. Follow this link to learn how you can make a gift to advance our mission.

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