URMC is one of the busiest centers of its size in the country for:
- implantation of ventricular assist devices (VADs), (60)
- ECMO (106 cases)
and there are growing programs in:
- transcatheter based aortic valve implementation (TAVI), (134)
- minimally invasive aortic valve replacement, and
- minimally invasive mitral valve replacement.
Twenty-five Orthotopic cardiac transplants were completed last year.
Approximately 20% of coronary procedures are performed without cardiopulmonary bypass, providing unique challenges in anesthetic management. URMC is the only center performing congenital heart surgery in western upstate New York.