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Cardiovascular Surgery

Leader in Cardiovascular Surgery

The New England Heart & Vascular Institute at CMC is a leader in cardiac surgery. Our board-certified surgeons specialize in thoracic and vascular surgery and have performed more than 24,000 open-heart procedures. 

CMC was the site of the first beating heart surgery in northern New England in 1996. Now, we are one of the busiest beating heart surgery centers in New England, with more than 90 percent of all heart bypass surgeries performed on a patient’s beating heart, without using heart-lung machine. Beating heart surgery can lead to lower risk of heart attack and stroke for patients.

In addition to providing you with highly-skilled surgical care, our team will walk you through a detailed plan for your treatment to help ease anxiety, increase understanding and build confidence for you and your family. 



Cardiac surgery program ranked among best in country

heart patient in phenomenal hands

Former CMCer Jean Jacques is so appreciative to be thriving and back on her quest for sunshine in Florida with her husband Wayne. When she found out she needed to have her aortic valve replaced, she knew there was only one place to have the procedure. “I was so at peace because I was in phenomenal hands.” 

No Need To Head South

For Cardiac Care

One minute, I was eating my lunch and the next minute, I thought, ‘I think I’m in AFib.’  Nashua ophthalmologist Charles Wingate, MD has performed his share of surgeries in his 46-year career. When it was his turn to need a surgeon, Dr. Wingate’s experience was made easier by having top-notch cardiac care available right here in NH.

Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Runs Interference for Football Coach

Football is a way of life for sixty year old John Trisciani, Defensive Line Coach for the St. Anselm Hawks. His calendar revolves around football season. So when he found out in May that he was going to need open heart surgery, knowing that he needed to report for football in August, he was devastated. But he was reassured after meeting with New England Heart & Vascular Institute’s cardiothoracic surgeon David Caparrelli, MD. 

Caring for the whole person

Hon. Ted Gatsas

A major medical event can also be a major upset to your life. That’s why great patient care has to account for the whole person—not just the diagnosis. Former Manchester, NH Mayor Ted Gatsas found that care when he came to CMC for heart surgery, and is still thankful for the experience. 

Best doctors, best care, best outcomes

Coordinated Care

Heart patient Jim Cappalli is fortunate that the multidisciplinary approach at New England Heart & Vascular Institute provided him the best results.

National 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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happy doctor with patient

CMC is proud to be one of the few hospitals in New Hampshire ranked by U.S. News & World Report. This ranking includes a high performing rating in aortic valve surgery, heart bypass surgery and heart failure.
July 2019

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Celebrating our nurses

your cardiac surgery

When you have a cardiac procedure at CMC, you’re cared for by an entire team of compassionate and skilled professional. Meet some of the nurses who are involved in your care—and are there for you every step of the way.

A guide to understanding

your cardiac surgery

Meet our Team

Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery

If you need a cardiac surgery, you can access the most advanced cardiovascular and thoracic care in northern New England at CMC’s New England Heart & Vascular Institute. Meet our Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery team.

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