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Joseph Michael Garasic, MD

Director, Peripheral Vascular Intervention

Medical Director, Cardiac Access Unit

  • Phone: 617-726-0712
Departments
Cardiology
Department of Medicine

Specialties

  • Critical Care Center
  • Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
  • Heart Center
  • Vascular Medicine & Intervention
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Coronary Artery Disease Program
  • Vascular Center
  • Cardiology/Vascular Medicine
Clinical Interests
Complex peripheral and coronary vascular intervention
Renovascular Disease
Carotid artery disease
Resistant hypertension
Locations
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Education
MD, Boston University School of Medicine
Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Fellowship, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Board Certifications
Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine
Interventional Cardiology, American Board of Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Patient Age Group
Adult
Accepting New Patients
Yes

BiographyDr Garasic was born in Chicago, IL and has lived in Boston since 1986.  He is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Boston University School of Medicine, and completed his Internal Medicine residency, Fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease, and advanced Fellowship training in Interventional Cardiology and Vascular Medicine and Intervention all at Brigham and Women's Hospital / Harvard Medical School in Boston.  He has been on-staff and the Director of Peripheral Vascular Intervention within the Cardiology Division at Massachusetts General Hospital since 2001.  Dr Garasic is the Medical Director of the Cardiac Interventional Unit at MGH, is a member of the cardiac catheterization staff, and the section of Vascular Medicine.  He is Co-director of the Vascular Diagnostic and Intervention fellowship within Cardiology at MGH.  His area of research interest involves clinical investigations of renovascular disease and carotid vascular disease, as well as the discovery of novel endovascular procedures, and the novel use of existing endovascular devices.  His clinical practice involves the managment of patients with complex and multi-segmental vascular disease.  His primary office practice is located on the MGH Main Campus, and he also attends a general cardiology outreach clinic in Nantucket, MA.

Dr Garasic and his wife reside locally in Boston.

MGH leads team demonstration of complex vascular interventions

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Study combines two minimally invasive procedures to treat atrial fibrillation

A new clinical trial is now underway at the MGH to investigate whether combining two catheter-based procedures will improve the long-term outcome in the treatment of atrial fibrillation, the most common heart rhythm disorder. The MGH is the first hospital in New England – and only the second in the nation – to pair renal artery sympathetic denervation with pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) for patients with atrial fibrillation and hypertension.

Massachusetts General Hospital combines two minimally invasive procedures to treat atrial fibrillation

A new clinical trial is now underway at the Massachusetts General Hospital to investigate whether combining two endovascular catheter-based procedures will improve the long-term outcome in the treatment of atrial fibrillation, the most common heart rhythm disorder. Mass General is the first hospital in New England – and only the second in the nation – to pair renal artery sympathetic denervation with pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) for patients with atrial fibrillation and hypertension.

Cardiac Catheterization Lab, MGH
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696

Phone: 617-726-0712
Fax: 617-726-3539

Cardiac Catheterization Lab, MGH
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696

Phone: 617-726-0712
Fax: 617-726-3539

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