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Cardiovascular Advances at Massachusetts General Hospital is a physician-to-physician news magazine published by the Corrigan Minehan Heart Center and the Fireman Vascular Center.

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Massachusetts General Hospital provides expert care in virtually every specialty and subspecialty of medicine and surgery. We are committed to delivering the most advanced and compassionate care, pushing the boundaries of medicine, educating the next generation of care providers and researchers, and making a difference in the health of the communities we serve.

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  • Consistently ranked among the top-three hospitals by U.S. News & World Report—named the No.1 hospital in America in 2012 and 2015
  • Original and largest Harvard Medical School teaching hospital
  • Top independent hospital-based research program and top recipient of research funding from the NIH
  • More articles published in high-impact journals than any other hospital in America—Nature Index, 2015
  • Recipient of the 2015 Foster G. McGaw Prize for Excellence in Community Service
  • Top medical and surgical residency institution in America—Doximity, 2015
  • Magnet® hospital for nursing excellence

Mass General’s Corrigan Minehan Heart Center and Fireman Vascular Center provide comprehensive care for referred patients with complex cardiovascular conditions.

  • 195 cardiac specialists; more than 100,000 cardiology patient visits annually
  • 75 vascular specialists; more than 19,000 vascular patient visits annually
  • Pioneers in device development, minimally invasive treatment techniques, and research and clinical trials

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    • CME: Cardiology Board Review
      August 4-6, 2017
      Join Massachusetts General Hospital for a three-day intensive live and on-demand online course for the preparation for the Cardiovascular Board Certification and Re-certification Examination. 
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Dolly’s Story: Getting Back on Her Feet

Dolly Lakkis—a business owner, optician and competitive dancer—didn’t have time to be sick. When mitral valve disease started to affect the quality of her life, she turned to a team of Mass General specialists. Dolly’s doctors were able to repair her damaged heart valve with minimally invasive surgery that got her back on her feet—and back on the dance floor—as quickly as possible. Watch video

Jessica's Story: A Stroke Survivor

Jessica's Story: A Stroke Survivor

Jessica Diaz had a stroke caused by a small hole in her heart, which had allowed a blood clot to travel to her brain. As a young and active mother of two, Jessica worked with a team of Mass General doctors to not only repair her heart, but determine a treatment plan to minimize future health risks. Watch video

Podcast: Not in Our House

Ami Bhatt, MD

Ami Bhatt, MD, director of the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program at Mass General, discusses the prevention of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease in adults with congenital heart disease.
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