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Heart & Vascular Care

Every heart has a story and you can trust yours to the team at CMC's New England Heart & Vascular Institute. As a nationally-recognized destination for heart and vascular care, our award-winning team includes board-certified cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, technologists and others who are leaders in their field. We provide you with the latest and most advanced treatment options in the region. This is where heart meets excellence. 

THE WORLD’S FIRST DUAL CHAMBER LEADLESS PACEMAKER SYSTEM

tiny technology, revolutionized care

A new minimally invasive option to treat the nearly 80% of people who require pacing in two chambers of the heart

New England Heart & Vascular Institute

Your Heart Team

What makes a community hospital in New Hampshire a nationally-renowned center for pioneering heart health?  A mix of compassion and commitment to excellence.

CELEBRATING OUR 2024 TOP DOCS

HEART, THORACIC & VASCULAR

Leading the way in their field, the physicians of CMC's New England Heart & Vascular Institute, are committed to bringing you the latest and most advanced treatment options in the region. Congratulations on the well-deserved recognition in the 2024 NH Magazine Top Doctors survey!
 

new england's

first

Our Structural Heart Team, led by Dr. James Flynn, implanted the first two Abbott Portico transcatheter aortic valves in New England. Having this new valve available to treat patients allows our physicians to offer even more customized care to each patient. CMC’s New England Heart & Vascular Team including James Flynn, MD, FACC, FSCAI; Jeffrey Bleakley, MD, FACC; Gerald Sardella, MD and members from Abbott. Congratulations to the entire team for bringing this advanced technology and treatment options to our community.

New England Heart & Vascular Institute

Meet our Team

With a nationally-recognized team, our Heart & Vascular Institute has experts that specialize in cardiovascular medicine, cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, vascular surgery, vascular medicine, vein treatments and cardiovascular imaging. We pioneer next-generation techniques and lead the way in diagnosing and treating heart and vascular disease. You can count on us for excellent care at locations throughout NH. 

bringing patients

cutting edge care & treatment

Underscoring its commitment to the most advanced treatment options for patients, the team at Catholic Medical Center’s New England Heart & Vascular Institute has recently introduced several cutting-edge procedures for various cardiovascular conditions. 

Are you living

a heart-healthy lifestyle?

Breakthrough Treatments

For Heart Failure offer hope

“We offer hope to patients who previously may have had none.” These words are at the essence of our mission at CMC and drives the team at the New England Heart & Vascular Institute toward compassionate excellence, every day. Learn about the options Gary found by working with his team at NEHVI.

Celebrating Healthgrades®

National Recognition

We’re extremely honored to be recognized as one of Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac SurgeryTM. CMC is proud to be the only hospital in New Hampshire to receive this recognition. CMC has also achieved the Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award and is a Five-Star recipient for Coronary Bypass Surgery, Valve Surgery and Treatment for Gastrointestinal Bleed. Congratulations to our amazing team for earning this national recognition and for their dedication to providing patients the highest quality care!

NEW ENGLAND HEART & VASCULAR INSTITUTE'S FIRSTS

First hospital in New Hampshire to:

  • perform open heart surgery in 1986 (as a community hospital)
  • use CardioMEMS™ HF System, a miniature, wireless sensor to manage heart failure 
  • ​perform a completely percutaneous (no incisions) mitral valve replacement
  • offer Myocardial Perfusion PET (Positron Emission Tomography)
  • perform a fenestrated endovascular aortic repair—FEVAR (in southern New Hampshire) 
  • use the KONECT device in the repair of ascending aortic aneurysms
  • offer TCAR: trans carotid artery revascularization (as a community hospital)
  • perform the Convergent procedure—a two-step procedure which combines a minimally-invasive surgical treatment with a catheter ablation to treat patients with long-standing atrial fibrillation (AFib)
  • perform the first arterial thrombectomy using Penumbra’s Lightning Bolt 7

First hospital in New England to:

  • implant WATCHMAN™ after its FDA Approval
  • use cryoanalgesia for treatment of pain after open heart surgery, reducing the need for opioids
  • offer advanced 3-D mapping system (RHYTHMIA Mapping System) to better diagnose and treat all types of heart arrhythmias (in northern New England)
  • offer the WATCHMAN FLX™ implant to AFib patients at risk for stroke who need an alternative to blood thinners
  • use lithotripsy to break down complex calcium in coronary artery disease—Shockwave IVL (in northern New England)
  • implant a dual chamber leadless pacemaker for patients with cardiac arrhythmia
  • implant the Abbott Portico transcatheter aortic valve (TAVR) to treat aortic valve disease
First hospital in the world to:
  • to implant the WATCHMAN™ Device for patients contraindicated to anticoagulation as part of the ASAP-TOO clinical trial
  • use LUMIPOINT™ mapping software to aid and enhance cardiac ablation procedures 
Meet one of our

2024 Top Doctors

New Hampshire Magazine asked nine of this year’s 680 Top Doctors to share a quotation, goal or anecdote that helps motivate or inspire them to continue practicing medicine at the highest level. We're proud to celebrate Fahad Gilani, MD, FACC, FSCAI, Medical Director, Structural Heart Program.
 

National & Local Recognition
Union Leader Readers' Choice 2023

It is our privilege to provide health, healing and hope to our community, every day. Your support means everything  to the CMC staff who take pride in caring for you. Thank you for making us your Readers’ Choice!
June 2023

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Proud Recipient of Healthgrades® Awards

We’re extremely honored to be recognized as one of Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac SurgeryTM. CMC has also achieved the Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award and is a Five-Star recipient for Coronary Bypass Surgery, Valve Surgery and Treatment for Gastrointestinal Bleed. Congratulations to our amazing team for earning this national recognition and for their dedication to providing patients the highest quality care!
Oct 2022

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