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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. 

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'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

Congrats!

For performing the 100th WATCHMAN™ device implant of 2022—the first year the team has ever hit this milestone! CMC has offered the WATCHMAN™ device since May 2015. This innovative treatment helps high-risk patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation who need an alternative to long-term blood thinner therapy. Congrats to this multidisciplinary team led by Drs. Jamie Kim, Connor Haugh, Jinu John, Dingxin Qin, and WATCHMAN™ Coordinator Kristen L’heureux, BSN, RN. A special shout out to CMC’s imaging physicians who play a vital role in these procedures (not pictured), Drs. Capodilupo, Hanlon, Preis and Veeranna

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. 

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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.

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 
  • offer transcatheter aortic valve replacement—TAVR (as a community hospital)
  • ​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)

First hospital in New England to:

  • implant WATCHMAN™ after its FDA Approval
  • offer advanced 3-D mapping system (RHYTHMIA Mapping System) to better diagnose and treat all types of heart arrhythmias (in northern New England)
  • perform a minimally- invasive surgery to treat patients with thoracic aortic disease using the Valiant Navion™ Stent Graft System
  • 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)
  • use the Aveir™ VR Leadless Pacemaker implant since FDA approval to treat patients with cardiac arrhythmia
  • implant the first two Abbott Portico transcatheter aortic valves
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 
National & Local Recognition
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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U.S NEWS ANNOUNCED 2021-2022 BEST HOSPITALS

CMC is proud to be ranked by U.S. News & World Report as high performing in the following procedures/conditions: heart attack, heart bypass surgery, heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and kidney failure.
July 2021

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Exceptional Care

Close to Home

By collaborating with hospitals throughout New Hampshire, patients have access to the latest cardiovascular care. Procedures are done at CMC, with diagnostic and follow-up care at their local community hospital. See below for New England Heart & Vascular Institute locations throughout NH. 

Our Locations

Affiliate Locations