MVHS is a tertiary care center for cardiac services, providing award-winning, patient-centered care right here in Utica, New York. Our Cardiac Services team is dedicated to bringing high-quality care to the hearts and people of our community.

Our team of physicians and clinical staff members at MVHS specialize in cardiac, cardiovascular and thoracic surgery.

MVHS received the prestigious designation of HeartCARE Center: National Distinction of Excellence from the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and was the first in New York State to earn this recognition and one of only 36 hospitals nationwide to achieve this designation.

Our providers and surgeons specialize in minimally invasive surgery and specialized care for cardiac health, perform operations including cardiac bypass surgery, aortic and mitral valve surgery, surgery to repair aortic aneurysms and correct irregular heartbeats, hybrid coronary revascularization, intra-operative echocardiography, minimally invasive surgeries and the latest technologically advanced cardiac procedures including:

  • TAVR
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • WATCHMAN Procedure
  • Cardiac Catheterization Lab
  • Electrophysiology Lab
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation

Try the free online Heartaware Risk Assessment Test.

HEARTaware is a simple, self-administered risk assessment tool that helps identify specific factors you may have for developing heart disease, including a heart attack.

You don’t have to wait days or weeks for results. Your assessment is scored immediately, showing your overall risk of developing heart disease. You’ll get a complete report that details your specific risk factors and recommendations to reduce those risks.

For those that qualify with two or more risk factors, HEARTaware will alert you with recommendations to consult with a physician and receive a medical screening. 

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Awards and Accreditations

HeartCARE Center: National Distinction of Excellence

St. Elizabeth Medical Center is the Mohawk Valley’s only hospital recognized as a Blue Distinction Center+SM by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield for delivering quality specialty care. Blue Distinction Centers and Blue Distinction Centers+ for Cardiac Care provide a full range of inpatient cardiac care services, including coronary artery bypass graft surgery, heart valve surgery, and angioplasty (percutaneous coronary intervention). These facilities demonstrate better quality and improved outcomes for patients, including lower rates of complications following certain cardiac procedures.


MVHS Electrophysiology Lab ACC Accreditation

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has recognized MVHS for its demonstrated expertise and commitment in treating patients.