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Ignacio Inglessis-Azuaje, MD

Director Adult Congenital Heart Disease Interventions

  • Phone: 617-724-8052
Department of Medicine


  • Critical Care Center
  • Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
  • Heart Center
  • Heart Valve Program
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program
  • Coronary Artery Disease Program
Clinical Interests
Transcatheter treatment of adult congenital heart disease
Transcatheter treatment of valvular heart disease
Trascatheter treatment of complex coronary artery disease
Transcatheter PFO closure
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Education
MD, Universidad De Los Andes - Venezuela
Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
Fellowship, Children's Hospital Boston
Fellowship, Hospital Universitario de los Andes
Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine
Interventional Cardiology, American Board of Internal Medicine
Patient Gateway
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Foreign Languages
Patient Age Group
Accepting New Patients
Accepting New Patients

BiographyIgnacio Inglessis, MD, is an Assistant Professor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Director of Adult Congenital Heart Disease Interventions at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Inglessis is an active clinical consultant in all aspects of interventional cardiology, including transcatheter therapy for adult congenital, valvular and complex coronary heart disease.

Dr Inglessis has published more than 30 manuscripts and has co-authored 5 book chapters in the field of interventional cardiology for complex coronary and structural heart disease.


View my most recent publications at PubMed

Inglessis I, Shin JT, Lepore JL, Palacios IF, Zapol WM, Bloch KD, Semigran MJ. Hemodynamic effects of inhaled nitric oxide in right ventricular infarction and cardiogenic shock. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2004;44(4):793-798.

Inglessis I, Landzberg M. Interventional catheterization in adult congenital heart disease. Circulation. 2007;115(12):1622-33.

Caldera AE, Cruz-Gonzalez I, Bezerra HG, Cury RC, Palacios IF, Cockrill BA, Inglessis-Azuaje I. Endovascular therapy for left main compression syndrome. Chest. 2009;135:1648-1650

Cubeddu RJ, Jneid H, Don CW, Witzke CF, Cruz-Gonzalez I, Gupta R, Rengifo-Moreno P, Maree AO, Inglessis I, Palacios IF. Retrograde versus antegrade percutaneous aortic balloon valvuloplasty: Immediate, short- and long-term outcome at 2 years. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2009;74(2):225-231.

Johri AM, Witzke C, Solis J, Palacios IF, Inglessis I, Picard MH, Passeri JJ. Real-time three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography in patients with secundum atrial septal defects: outcomes following transcatheter closure. J Am Soc Echocardiogr 2011, Jan 22

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Interventional Cardiology Associates
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114

Phone: 617-724-8052
Fax: 617-726-6800

Interventional Cardiology Associates
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114

Phone: 617-724-8052
Fax: 617-726-6800


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