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Center for Advanced Heart & Vascular Care

Transforming Care Delivery for Complex Cardiovascular Conditions

The Center for Advanced Heart & Vascular Care (CAHVC) is a unique hub created to dramatically improve the patient experience for those who need complex cardiovascular imaging and interventional procedures by bringing together state-of-the-art technology, top experts and the latest medical advancements all in one suite for a seamless, world-class experience.

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Center for Advanced Heart & Vascular Care
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Humphrey Building, 2nd floor, Suite 2630
11100 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44106

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Streamlining Care for the Best Outcomes

At virtually every medical facility across the country, patients visit different offices on various floors to obtain imaging tests and to have their actual procedure – often on separate days. For patients with complex heart or vascular conditions, this can be strenuous and prolong care delivery.

University Hospitals Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute has overhauled this experience for patients and created a truly novel layout allowing patients to have their imaging tests, consultations and procedure all in one integrated physical space. This eliminates patients needing to move throughout the facility for care, and enables the use of built-in advanced imaging technology to guide complex procedures, resulting in the best possible outcomes.

Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging Services

Each patient is unique. Understanding that some patients require specialized expertise for their condition, the Center for Advanced Heart & Vascular Care provides a dedicated space where complex imaging is the norm for our highly-skilled technicians and physicians who are in the room to monitor and consult before, during and after any imaging procedure.


What makes the CAHVC’s advanced imaging services different from other locations with cardiovascular imaging capabilities?

University Hospitals offers multiple locations with excellent cardiovascular imaging capabilities. The CAHVC at UH Cleveland Medical Center is one of a few sites in the world able to perform specific, highly-advanced procedures such as next generation stress testing, non-contrast vascular magnetic resonance imaging and evaluation of unusual cardiovascular conditions. These tests require special skill and space to conduct.

Which patients are most appropriate for having their imaging procedures done in the CAHVC?

Patients with complex vascular and structural heart disorders requiring advanced treatment such as transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), MitraClip® or Watchman® would benefit from having their imaging completed in the CAHVC. Prior to these minimally invasive procedures, patients need particular intricate imaging, and it’s best to have the imaging done in a location where exposure to and experience with these type of cases are higher. Further, in some situations the imaging can be done the same day as the procedure, saving time and streamlining care.

Other benefits include:

  • Devoted CT and MRI technology used only for heart and vascular imaging needs
  • Dedicated technical expertise from caring individuals whose sole mission is to make each patient feel comfortable while getting the best images
  • Impeccable imaging resolution for precise diagnosis and guidance during interventional procedures
  • Ultimate convenience and efficiency with patients having their imaging studies completed in one room and their procedure performed in the adjoining room – all in one visit

Patient Information

Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging (CMRI)

Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography (CCTA) and HeartFlow Analysis

Exercise and Pharmacologic Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging (CMRI)

Pharmacological Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging (CMRI) Stress Test: Dobutamine

Pharmacological Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging (CMRI) Stress Test: Regadenoson

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Integrated Space for the Latest Cardiovascular Procedures

A convergence of expertise, state-of-the-art technology and innovative design provides patients with the best heart and vascular care in one place. Our top-rated team performs a variety of the latest minimally invasive and surgical procedures in the Center for Advanced Heart & Vascular Care at UH Cleveland Medical Center, including:

Bringing the Vision to Life

Outside the Center for Advanced Heart & Vascular Care at UH Harrington Heart & Vascular InstituteCreating the nearly 10,000 square foot space within the existing hospital structure at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio, took complex planning, intense commitment, and some creative construction over the course of two years.
A crane lifted MRI and CT machines into the facility through the roofAs part of construction, crews reinforced the floor to safely support the MRI and CT weighing a combined 15,000 pounds. A crane lifted the machines into the facility through the roof.
Our state of the art centerWalls, doorways, fixtures and equipment were custom fitted to allow the flexibility to utilize and communicate seamlessly throughout the space.
A top-of-the-line 70 cm 1.5T Siemens systemA top-of-the-line 70 cm 1.5T Siemens system offers a full range of applications including in-house developed images for unprecedented precision in heart and vascular imaging.
A patient enters the state-of-the-art Siemens Dual-Energy Scanner A state-of-the-art Siemens Dual-Energy Scanner allows exquisite image resolution in time of the beating heart. The scanner is connected to a next generation interventional suite supporting any potential imaging need before, during or after a procedure.
A patient being evaluated with the one-of-a-kind exercise MRIOne-of-a-kind exercise MRI allows for imaging of patients during physical exertion. Created with grants from the National Institutes of Health, the integration of imaging with exercise and cardiopulmonary testing includes artificial intelligence capabilities to detect physiological changes that would otherwise not be detected.
Our ultramodern hybrid operating roomUltramodern hybrid operating room equipped with Siemens ARTIS pheno™ allows our team of cardiovascular experts to perform the most complex minimally invasive and surgical procedures with immediate 3D imaging. From precision placement of devices to minimizing potential complications, this unique blend of skill and technology in one space supports the best outcomes.