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Currently Browsing:2016

  • Silent Heart Attack: Symptoms, Causes and Prevention

    Wednesday, July 06, 2016  Mass General

    In this Q&A, Amy Sarma, MD, a cardiology fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital Corrigan Minehan Heart Center, shares insights into the causes and symptoms of a silent heart attack and what you can do to help prevent it from happening.

  • Blue hat, green hat, doctor hat, mom hat

    Tuesday, February 23, 2016  Mass General

    A cow says moo. A sheep says baa. Three singing pigs say... If you just finished that sentence with La, La, La, then you and Dr. Ami Bhatt have a shared existence as parents.

  • Pregnancy and your heart

    Monday, February 22, 2016  Mass General

    Ami Bhatt, MD, medical director of the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, discusses pregnancy and the impact on your heart.

  • Is stress hurting your health?

    Thursday, February 18, 2016  Mass General

    Ami Bhatt, MD, medical director of the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, weighs in on the impact of stress to your health.

  • Shared spirit

    Friday, February 12, 2016  Mass General

    On Feb. 5, the MGH turned the White Lobby red – raising awareness of heart health issues and celebrating National Go Red For Women Day.

  • Sammy Elmariah, MD, MPH joins Mass General

    Wednesday, January 27, 2016  Mass General

    This January, Sammy Elmariah, MD, MPH will join the clinical staff of MGH Cardiac Cath Lab and the Interventional Cardiology Associates as an attending physician.

Currently Browsing:2015

  • 'Tis the season for snacking

    Tuesday, December 15, 2015  Mass General

    Dietician Deborah Krivitsky, MS, RD, LDN, of the Corrigan Minehan Heart Center at Massachusetts General Hospital provides some helpful health tips to better navigate the holidays.

  • When it's cold outside, be prepared

    Tuesday, December 15, 2015  Mass General

    Randall Zusman, MD, director of the Division of Hypertension at the Corrigan Minehan Heart Center at Massachusetts General Hospital, recommends tips to be prepared for the cold weather.

  • Goodwill and good health

    Tuesday, December 15, 2015  Mass General

    Stephanie Moore, MD, cardiologist in the Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital Corrigan Minehan Heart Center, gives tip to stay active safely this winter.

  • David A. D'Alessandro, MD, joins Mass General

    Tuesday, December 08, 2015  Mass General

    David A. D’Alessandro, MD has been appointed surgical director of Heart Transplantation and Ventricular Assist Devices in the Corrigan Minehan Heart Center Division of Cardiac Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital.

  • Mauricio Villavicencio, MD, MBA, joins Mass General

    Tuesday, December 08, 2015  Mass General

    Mauricio Villavicencio, MD, MBA, has been named the surgical director of Lung Transplantation and ECMO in the Division of Cardiac Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital.

  • A second chance

    Friday, November 20, 2015  Mass General

    It’s not every day you get a second lease on life. Emma Morgan, however, received that second chance 10 years ago thanks to a procedure performed by the MGH Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant Program.

  • The stethoscope revolution

    Sunday, November 15, 2015  Mass General

    At the 200th anniversary of the stethoscope, the tube that sends sounds to the doctor’s ears is getting a makeover. Dr. Ami Bhatt, co-director of the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program at the Corrigan Minehan Heart Center, writes about the digital rebirth of the stethoscope.

  • Statin use to reduce cardiovascular risk

    Tuesday, October 06, 2015  Mass General

    Cardiovascular health management, such as exercise, avoiding cigarettes, and eating healthy, is vital for Americans to live longer, healthier lives. For many, medications such as statins, may be additionally required to manage cardiovascular health.

  • Heart walk for fitness and friend

    Monday, September 28, 2015  Mass General

    Almost 200 MGH staffers, patients and family members joined over 10,000 walkers on the Charles River Esplanade on Sept. 12 to participate in the 2015 AHA Boston Heart Walk.

  • Team Titanium supports heart health

    Friday, September 25, 2015  Mass General

    Nearly 200 MGH staff, patients and family members joined more than 10,000 walkers on the Charles River Esplanade Sept. 12 for the 2015 American Heart Association (AHA) Boston Heart Walk, raising $22,000 to support the AHA’s clinical, educational and research initiatives.

  • Here's what six doctors really think of Dr. Google

    Thursday, September 10, 2015  Mass General

    Ami Bhatt, MD, medical director of the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, is interviewed with other medical thought leaders regarding Google.

  • Dr. Ami Bhatt on telehealth

    Wednesday, September 09, 2015  Mass General

    Dr. Ami Bhatt, co-director of the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program at the Corrigan Minehan Heart Center, discusses telehealth, a virtual way to connect patients and doctors.

  • New stethoscope shows the potential of digital technology to reinvent health care

    Wednesday, September 02, 2015  Mass General

    Ami Bhatt, MD, medical director of the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, is interviewed about FDA approval of digital stethoscopes.

  • First U.S.-based trial supports the effectiveness of a drug-coated balloon for patients with PAD

    Wednesday, August 05, 2015  Mass General

    In January 2015, the U.S. FDA approved the use of a drug-coated balloon to treat peripheral artery disease (PAD) based on research spearheaded by Kenneth Rosenfield, MD, and Michael R. Jaff, DO.

  • #1 in the Nation

    Tuesday, July 21, 2015  Mass General

    U.S. News & World Report has named Massachusetts General Hospital the #1 hospital in the nation based on our quality of care, patient safety and reputation in 16 clinical specialties.

  • MGH patient pays it forward

    Friday, June 26, 2015  Mass General

    MGH patient encourages CPR training following near-death experience.

  • Harnessing the power of PERT

    Friday, June 12, 2015  Mass General

    The MGH recently hosted a scientific symposium, “Pulmonary Embolism: What Is Known, What We Need To Know” to discuss improvements in PE detection, care coordination and patient management.

  • Researchers Strive to Keep Heart Valves Healthy

    Friday, May 01, 2015  Mass General

    Robert Levine, MD and Jacob Dal-Bianco, MD, of the Corrigan Minehan Heart Center at Massachusetts General Hospital are researching the genetics of heart valve disease with the goal of developing preventative therapies.

  • Middle-aged congenital heart disease survivors may need special care

    Monday, April 20, 2015  Mass General

    Ami B. Bhatt, MD, co-director of the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital Corrigan Minehan Heart Center, authors recommendations on treating adults with congenital heart disease.

  • Widening the field

    Friday, April 03, 2015  Mass General

    Aaron Baggish, MD, associate director of the Cardiovascular Performance Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital Corrigan Minehan Heart Center studied the effects of strength training of the hearts of NFL players.

  • A survivor’s story: Uncovering the mystery of SCAD

    Friday, February 13, 2015  Mass General

    The artery blockage behind all of Donna Grogan's heart attacks wasn’t caused by a buildup of plaque, as is the case with most heart attacks. Her blockage came from a piece of artery that had torn away, which is officially known as spontaneous coronary artery dissection, or SCAD.

  • Healthy hearts

    Friday, February 13, 2015  Mass General

    MGH staff joined the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement Feb. 6 to show their support for heart health.

  • Treat your heart to a healthy diet

    Monday, February 09, 2015  Mass General

    Just in time for American Heart Month, a new survey says Americans are confused about what it means to eat a heart-healthy diet. Armed with tips to tackle any confusion, MGH dietician Deborah Krivitsky, MS, RD, LDN, of the Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Center in the Institute for Heart, Vascular and Stroke Care, shares some diet tips that can help lower the risk for heart disease.

Currently Browsing:2014

  • Cardiovascular Images Newsletter

    Tuesday, December 30, 2014  Clinical

    Cardiovascular Images is a web-based monthly newsletter produced jointly by the Department of Radiology and the Department of Cardiology. Presented in case-study format and with plenty of actual clinical images, the newsletter provides physicians and healthcare professionals with factual and up-to-date information about cardiovascular examinations and procedures.

  • Endovascular Procedures to Prevent Ruptured Brain Aneurysms

    Monday, December 01, 2014  Mass General

    A Massachusetts General Hospital neurosurgeon discusses the benefits and costs of several interventions to treat brain aneurysms and proposes a modification to the existing aneurysm classification system.

  • Connecting clinical care and research

    Friday, November 07, 2014  Mass General

    On Nov. 4, staff from the MGH Institute for Heart, Vascular and Stroke Care’s Fireman Vascular Center and the Heart Center’s Knight Center for Cardiovascular Therapy were highlighted at the Vascular Interventional Advances conference in Las Vegas.

  • A walk down the aisle on Ellison 9

    Friday, October 31, 2014  Mass General

    It was not part of their job description, but that did not stop nurses on the MGH Cardiac Intensive Care Unit from taking on the role of wedding planners so that a father could walk his daughter down the aisle.

  • Hearts in the right place

    Friday, September 26, 2014  Mass General

    Sixteen teams formed by the MGH Institute for Heart, Vascular and Stroke Care painted the town red when they participated in the 2014 American Heart Association (AHA) Boston Heart Walk on Sept. 6.

  • Januzzi first incumbent of Hutter Family Professorship

    Friday, September 26, 2014  Mass General

    James Januzzi, MD, director of the MGH Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, was honored Sept. 8 in a ceremony at Harvard Medical School (HMS) as the first incumbent of the Hutter Family Professorship in Medicine in the Field of Cardiology.

  • Marking PAD awareness month

    Friday, September 12, 2014  Mass General

    September is PAD awareness month, and in recognition Michael R. Jaff, DO, medical director of the Mass General Fireman Vascular Center and chair of the Mass General Institute for Heart, Vascular and Stroke Care, addresses some questions about the disease.

  • Russell Museum Fall Lecture Series

    Thursday, September 11, 2014  Mass General

    All MGH Russell Museum lectures are open to the public. To register, please email mghhistory@partners.org.

  • Managing adult congenital heart disease

    Friday, August 08, 2014  Mass General

    In order to address the value of wellness in adults patients with congenital heart disease, doctors and nurses from the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program have launched the ACHD Health and Wellness Program at MGH West in Waltham.

  • Magic in the making

    Friday, August 08, 2014  Mass General

    David Oliver, a well-known magician from Weymouth, awaited a double lung transplant in the spring of 2014, close to death. When he arrived at the MGH, he had to undergo ambulatory extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).

  • The journey home

    Friday, August 01, 2014  Mass General

    Lacy Neff, a radio broadcaster from West Virginia, recently underwent a heart transplant as part of his treatment plan for amyloidosis, a rare disease that occurs when amyloid proteins accumulate in the organs. The MGH is one of only seven hospitals in the United States studying cardiac amyloid transplants – and the only one in the Northeast.

  • Exploring the Genetic Causes of Atrial Fibrillation in Four Dimensions

    Friday, August 01, 2014  Mass General

    Massachusetts General Hospital is working together with experts from across the globe to investigate the genetic causes of atrial fibrillation, as part of a $6m Network funded by the Leducq Foundation.

  • #1 in New England, #2 in the nation

    Tuesday, July 15, 2014  Mass General

    U.S. News & World Report ranks Massachusetts General Hospital among the top hospitals in America based on our quality of care, patient safety and reputation in 16 specialties.

  • Study demonstrates the feasibility of evaluating myofibers after stem cell therapy in the heart

    Monday, July 07, 2014  Research

    A team of researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute for Heart, Vascular and Stroke Care has taken a giant leap toward the possibility of noninvasively assessing the efficacy of stem cell therapy in the heart.

  • Celebrating survival

    Friday, June 20, 2014  Mass General

    12 cardiac patients with MGH Cardiac Surgery clinicians from the extracorporeal membrane oxygenation program came together for a reunion at the Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation.

  • Recognized for Excellence

    Tuesday, June 10, 2014  Mass General

    The Massachusetts General Hospital Cardio-Oncology Program is honored by the Mass General Cancer Center for its work in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cardiovascular disease related to chemotherapy or radiotherapy.

  • Mass General recognized for stroke care

    Wednesday, May 14, 2014  Mass General

    Massachusetts General Hospital is the recipient of the 2014 Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award and the Target: Stroke Honor Roll. These awards, sponsored by the American Stroke Association and the American Heart Association, recognize hospitals that provide the highest quality stroke care.

  • Fountain of Youth in Running

    Tuesday, May 06, 2014  Mass General

    Aaron Baggish, MD, director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Cardiovascular Performance Program in the Institute for Heart, Vascular and Stroke Care, discusses the benefits of exercise at any age.

  • Innovation, collaboration

    Friday, May 02, 2014  Mass General

    On April 22, the hospital extended its rich history of innovation with the launch of the Healthcare Transformation Lab in collaboration with the MGH Corrigan Minehan Heart Center in the MGH Institute for Heart, Vascular and Stroke Care.

  • New procedure reverses heart disease symptoms

    Tuesday, March 11, 2014  Mass General

    Massachusetts General Hospital offers a minimally invasive procedure to treat chronic total occlusions (CTOs).

  • Mass General leads protocols for managing cardiac CT radiation exposure

    Friday, March 07, 2014  Research

    Since Mass General acquired an advanced dual-source CT scanner in 2009, researchers in the Department of Radiology have used new scanning methods to minimize radiation dose for cardiac CT.

  • A second chance

    Friday, February 28, 2014  Mass General

    Since childhood, Keith and Kevin Mullen have shared many life experiences, but the twin brothers never thought open-heart surgery would be on that list.

  • A dose of happiness

    Friday, February 14, 2014  Mass General

    Alix Chaguan, 34, is one of many adults with Down syndrome who also was born with debilitating heart disease.

  • Heart smarts

    Friday, February 07, 2014  Mass General

    In recognition of American Heart Month, MGH physicians share their tips for the best ways to "love your heart."

  • Ask the expert: The myths and facts about women and heart disease

    Tuesday, February 04, 2014  Mass General

    Malissa Wood, MD, co-director of the Elizabeth Anne and Karen Barlow Corrigan Women's Heart Health Program at Massachusetts General Hospital discusses the myths surrounding women and heart disease.

Currently Browsing:2013

  • New hypertension guidelines could lower use of blood pressure medications

    Wednesday, December 18, 2013  Mass General

    Randall Zusman, MD, director of the division of hypertension at the Massachusetts General Hospital Corrigan Minehan Heart Center responds to the new hypetension guidelines published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

  • First time’s a charm: MGH performs first heart-lung transplant

    Friday, November 15, 2013  Mass General

    36-year-old Connecticut resident Benard Basant got his life back when he underwent the MGH’s first combined heart-lung transplant surgery.

  • New, minimally invasive mitral valve repair system treats patients with severe mitral regurgitation

    Monday, October 14, 2013  Mass General

    Massachusetts General Hospital now offers the MitraClip system for patients with severe mitral regurgitation. This new, minimally invasive mitral valve repair approach is a potential treatment option for patients who are too high risk for open-heart surgery.

  • Shaping the delivery of care

    Friday, October 11, 2013  Mass General

    For more than a decade, the MGH Patient and Family Advisory Councils have provided communication vehicles for patients and families to share their experiences.

  • Newly discovered biomarker can predict diabetes onset

    Wednesday, October 09, 2013  Mass General

    A study led by Robert Gerszten, MD, director of clinical and translational research at the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute for Heart, Vascular and Stroke Care, identifies a biomarker that can predict diabetes risk.

  • Molecule Linked to Diabetes Risk

    Tuesday, September 17, 2013  Research

    A study, led by Robert Gerszten, MD, director of clinical and translational research at the Massachusetts General Hospital Corrigan Minehan Heart Center, identifies a biomarker that could predict the onset of Type 2 diabetes up to 12 years in advance.

  • A new study examines cancer screening rates among patients with adult congenital heart disease.

    Wednesday, August 28, 2013  Mass General

    For the first time, researchers are beginning to document and evaluate cancer screening rates among ACHD patients. Doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital collaborated with researchers at the University of Massachusetts: School of Medicine to conduct this study.

  • #1 in New England, #2 in the nation

    Tuesday, July 16, 2013  Mass General

    U.S. News & World Report ranks Massachusetts General Hospital among the top hospitals in America based on our quality of care, patient safety and reputation in 16 specialties.

  • Study combines two minimally invasive procedures to treat atrial fibrillation

    Friday, July 12, 2013  Mass General

    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.

  • Back on his feet, living angina-free

    Tuesday, June 25, 2013  Mass General

    New treatment option allows some coronary artery patients to "bypass" bypass surgery. Interventional cardiologists at the Institute for Heart, Vascular and Stroke Care at Mass General offer a less-invasive treatment with quicker recovery.

  • Top 5 Things Latinas Should Know About Heart Health

    Wednesday, May 22, 2013  Mass General

    Maria Vivaldi, MD, director of education at the Massachusetts General Hospital Corrigan Women's Heart Health Program, discusses the five things latinas should know about heart health.

  • Las Cinco Cosas que las Latinas Deben Saber Sobre la Salud del Corazón

    Wednesday, May 22, 2013  Mass General

    María Vivaldi, MD, directora de educación en el Programa de Salud Cardiovascular del Hospital General Massachusetts, Corrigan de la Mujer, habla de las cinco cosas que las mujeres latinas deberían saber sobre la salud del corazón.

  • Innovating, Translating and Integrating Care in Clinical Electrophysiology

    Wednesday, May 08, 2013  Mass General

    Experts from the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute for Heart, Vascular and Stroke Care present insights and opinions on methods for treating refractory heart failure, genetically determined arrhythmias and atrial fibrillation in an integrated, multispecialty program.

  • Collaboration at the heart of patient care

    Sunday, May 05, 2013  Mass General

    The collaborative care at Massachusetts General Hospital saved Julie Meyerholz when she suffered an ascending aortic dissection in the middle of a storm.

  • Novel Therapeutic Strategies for Systemic Cardiovascular Disease

    Friday, March 08, 2013  Mass General

    Experts from the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute for Heart, Vascular and Stroke Care present a dynamic symposium on systemic cardiovascular disease.

  • February Heart Month: Advances in Treating Adult Congenital Heart Disease

    Thursday, February 28, 2013  Mass General

    Throughout the month of February, our doctors and specialists in the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute for Heart, Vascular and Stroke Care will be sharing their expertise on various heart conditions and offering prevention tips in recognition of American Heart Month. Roughly one in every four deaths in the U.S. each year is due to heart disease, making it the leading cause of death for Americans.

  • February Heart Month: Mass General Cardiac Surgeon Talks about Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

    Wednesday, February 20, 2013  Mass General

    Throughout the month of February, our doctors and specialists in the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute for Heart, Vascular and Stroke Care will be sharing their expertise on various heart conditions and offering prevention tips in recognition of American Heart Month. Roughly one in every four deaths in the U.S. each year is due to heart disease, making it the leading cause of death for Americans.

  • Sugar and beverages: How much is too much?

    Friday, February 15, 2013  Mass General

    Throughout the month of February, our doctors and specialists in the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute for Heart, Vascular and Stroke Care will be sharing their expertise on various heart conditions and offering prevention tips in recognition of American Heart Month. Roughly one in every four deaths in the U.S. each year is due to heart disease, making it the leading cause of death for Americans.

  • Nutrition classes inspire better food choices

    Friday, February 15, 2013  Mass General

    MGH dietician Deborah Krivitsky, MS, RD, LDN, covers the topic of avoiding impulse purchases in her regular “Supermarket Smarts” class at the MGH Corrigan Minehan Heart Center.

  • ECMO patient on road to recovery

    Friday, February 15, 2013  Mass General

    Keith Lordan has a new appreciation for heart awareness since having a major heart attack in 2011 and credits the MGH and the its ECMO program for saving his life.

  • It's all in the genes: Identical twins fight high cholesterol

    Friday, February 08, 2013  Mass General

    Identical twins control FH, an inherited lipid disorder, thanks to apheresis treatments at the MGH - the only site in Massachusetts to offer the treatments for adults.

  • Going red for heart health

    Friday, February 08, 2013  Mass General

    The MGH teamed up with the AHA’s Go Red for Women campaign to present a series of heart health events in recognition of February as American Heart Month.

  • February Heart Month: Mass General Cardiologist Talks about Aortic Valve Stenosis

    Monday, February 04, 2013  Mass General

    Throughout the month of February, our doctors and specialists in the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute for Heart, Vascular and Stroke Care will be sharing their expertise on various heart conditions and offering prevention tips in recognition of American Heart Month. Roughly one in every four deaths in the U.S. each year is due to heart disease, making it the leading cause of death for Americans.

  • Having a healthy heart

    Friday, February 01, 2013  Mass General

    Heart disease – the No. 1 killer of American women – and stroke account for 28.6 percent of all female deaths in Massachusetts, which makes prevention, early detection and prompt treatment key.

  • The economics of cardiovascular disease

    Friday, February 01, 2013  Mass General

    Michael R. Jaff, DO, chair of the MGH Institute for Heart, Vascular and Stroke Care, addresses rising costs in the treatment of cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death for Americans.

Currently Browsing:2012

  • Integrated Care for Better Outcomes: The Multidisciplinary Resynchronization Therapy Program

    Monday, December 24, 2012  Mass General

    New research from the CRT Program within the Institute for Heart, Vascular, and Stroke Care at Massachusetts General Hospital shows that providing multidisciplinary integrated CRT care improves patient outcomes.

  • New Procedure Treats Atrial Fibrillation Without Blood Thinners

    Thursday, December 06, 2012  Mass General

    Ed Cleary came to Massachusetts General Hospital in June 2012 to get his AFib treated. He had tried taking a blood thinner to help manage his AFib, but bled too much. Fortunately, he qualified for a new procedure now being used for the first time in New England by Mass General Hospital.

  • Hutter named first Macomber Family Endowed Scholar

    Friday, October 26, 2012  Mass General

    Adolph M. Hutter Jr., MD, was named the inaugural Macomber Family Endowed Scholar for Cardiovascular Performance Innovation during a Sept. 24 ceremony.

  • Mass. General Patient First in New England to Receive Nerve Stimulator to Treat Heart Failure

    Friday, October 12, 2012  Mass General

    Anita Levy, 59, arrived at Massachusetts General Hospital in 2012 with severe heart failure. The mother of four, grandmother of eight and wife of 38 years, was starting to lose hope. After trying a number of therapies without success, her doctors informed her she was a candidate for a new clinical trial.

  • Institute laces up for Heart Walk

    Friday, September 21, 2012  Mass General

    More than 250 MGHers gathered on the Charles River Esplanade on Sept. 15 to participate in the 2012 American Heart Association (AHA) Boston Heart Walk.

  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease & Heart Surgery

    Tuesday, September 18, 2012  Mass General

    Over one million adults in the United States have adult congenital heart disease (ACHD), a condition that occurs when the heart or related blood vessels do not develop properly before or at birth.

  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease & Heart Surgery Recovery Process

    Tuesday, September 18, 2012  Mass General

    For some adult congenital heart disease patients, heart surgery is needed. Patients often have questions about their condition, what the admission process is like, what to anticipate on the day of surgery and ask about expectations for their recovery process.

  • Institute hosts ‘Health Information Day’

    Friday, September 14, 2012  Mass General

    Designed to introduce the MGH community to the new interdisciplinary Institute, "Health Information Day" Sept. 12 featured informational sessions, panel discussions, hands-on demonstrations, samples from area food trucks and promotional giveaways.

  • Collaborative caring

    Friday, September 07, 2012  Mass General

    To introduce the Institute of Heart, Vascular and Stroke Care to the MGH community, “Health Information Day” will be held Sept. 12 from 7 am to 8 pm under the Bulfinch Tents.

  • Integrated Model Speeds Understanding of Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke

    Monday, July 16, 2012  Mass General

    The Mass General Institute for Heart, Vascular, and Stroke Care integrates services to accelerate advances in stroke-related atrial fibrillation research and patient care.

  • MGH Heart Center Is Named for E. Gerald Corrigan and Cathy Minehan

    Monday, July 16, 2012  Mass General

    Their $20 million gift will have broad impact on the field of cardiovascular medecine and surgery.

  • Cardiac ECMO survivors celebrate each other and MGH staff

    Friday, July 13, 2012  Mass General

    Seventeen MGH patients who experienced serious cardiac events received a second chance thanks in part to extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), a technique that oxygenates and removes carbon dioxide from the blood outside a patient’s body, allowing his or her damaged heart and lungs time to recover.

  • An MGH transplant miracle

    Friday, June 29, 2012  Mass General

    This marks the second time in the past 20 years that the MGH has performed a heart and liver transplant, also the second operation of its kind ever done in New England.

  • Community event focuses on women’s heart health

    Friday, June 15, 2012  Mass General

    More than 90 staff and community members gathered at the MGH Revere HealthCare Center to celebrate Community Health Day.

  • Scholar program established

    Friday, June 08, 2012  Mass General

    At age 81, Roman W. DeSanctis, MD, is one of the hospital’s most veteran and most beloved physicians. To honor the legendary MGH cardiologist, the Roman W. DeSanctis, MD, Endowed Distinguished Scholar in Medicine has been established through the generosity of donor Joan Fu and several others.

  • Improved Clinical Outcomes for CRT Patients

    Wednesday, June 06, 2012  Mass General

    Jagmeet Singh, MD, Director of the Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital Heart Center, discusses his team’s recent study about multidisciplinary care (MC) versus conventional care (CC) in CRT (cardiac resynchronization therapy) patients.

  • CPR training empowers marathoners

    Friday, April 13, 2012  Mass General

    Marathon runners, family members and spectators will have the opportunity to attend the first-ever CPR educational sessions on April 14 and 15 as part of the Boston Athletic Association’s (BAA) Health and Fitness Expo and led by Aaron Baggish, MD, associate director of the Cardiovascular Performance Program in the MGH Heart Center and an on-site cardiologist for the marathon.

  • Making old hearts new again at Mass General

    Wednesday, March 21, 2012  Mass General

    Learn how Massachusetts General Hospital doctors are changing the world of organ transplantation.

  • The importance of heart health

    Friday, March 02, 2012  Mass General

    In honor of American Heart Month, the MGH Heart Center hosted a number of events throughout February to raise awareness and educate patients and staff about heart disease, the leading cause of death in the U.S.

  • Treating Heart Failure in the 21st Century

    Tuesday, February 28, 2012  Mass General

    February is American Heart Month, and the spotlight is on heart health. Throughout this month, we will be featuring articles including discussions with physicians in the Massachusetts General Heart Center to learn more about the topics surrounding heart disease, the leading cause of death in the U.S. for both men and women.

  • Widening Geographic Disparities in Hospitalized Heart Attack Incidence and Outcome Rates

    Wednesday, February 22, 2012  Mass General

    February is American Heart Month, and the spotlight is on heart health. Throughout this month, we will be featuring articles including discussions with physicians in the Massachusetts General Heart Center to learn more about the topics surrounding heart disease, the leading cause of death in the U.S. for both men and women.

  • Statin Effects in Women:

    Friday, February 10, 2012  Mass General

    February is American Heart Month, and the spotlight is on heart health. Throughout this month, we will be featuring articles including discussions with physicians in the Massachusetts General Heart Center to learn more about the topics surrounding heart disease, the leading cause of death in the U.S. for both men and women.

  • Pregnancy and Heart Disease

    Thursday, February 02, 2012  Mass General

    February is American Heart Month, and the spotlight is on heart health. Throughout this month, we will be featuring articles including discussions with physicians in the Massachusetts General Heart Center to learn more about the topics surrounding heart disease, the leading cause of death in the U.S. for both men and women.

Currently Browsing:2011

  • In General for Dec. 16, 2011

    Friday, December 16, 2011  Mass General

    In General awards and honors

  • Are caffeine inhalers safe?

    Tuesday, November 29, 2011  Mass General

    Kimberly A. Parks, DO, FACC, cardiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital and James Mojica, MD, associate program director of the Harvard Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Training Program discuss the safety of caffeine inhalers

  • Sisters with congenital heart disease don’t miss a beat

    Monday, October 03, 2011  Mass General

    As infants, Madelyn and Samantha Kanter were diagnosed with atrial septal defect. Following intervention as teens, they came to the Mass General Heart Center to keep them healthy through their adult lives.

  • Surgical Options to Preserve the Aortic Valve Gain Wider Acceptance

    Monday, September 26, 2011  Mass General

    Surgeons in the Heart Center at Massachusetts General Hospital are pioneers in developing and refining valve-sparing root reconstruction. (From Advances Fall 2011 issue.)

  • Raising heart disease awareness

    Friday, September 16, 2011  Mass General

    FOR JENNIFER MCINTYRE, RN, BSN, an MGH clinical nursing supervisor, witnessing complex medical procedures is an ordinary part of her day. It wasn’t routine, however, when she became a patient last year and needed double bypass surgery to treat a 90 percent blockage in her left main artery.

  • Courageous heart patient follows the Bruins’ lead

    Friday, September 09, 2011  Mass General

    31-YEAR-OLD Chad Boily from Lisbon, Maine, is a fighter. Born with a congenital heart defect, Boily had his first surgery when he was 3 months old. He received his first heart transplant at age 16. And this past spring, when he was told he needed another new heart, he once again faced a fight for his life.

  • In General: 08.26.11

    Friday, August 26, 2011  Mass General

    In General awards and honors

  • New chief of Cardiac Surgery ready for impact

    Thursday, August 04, 2011  Mass General

    The Division of Cardiac Surgery at Mass General welcomes new chief. Thoralf M. Sundt III, MD, bridges legacy of surgical practice and passion for new ideas to improve upon the patient experience.

  • MGH ranks #2 in nation

    Tuesday, July 19, 2011  Mass General

    MGH ranks #2 in 2011-2012 U.S. News & World Report "Best Hospitals" rankings

  • Congenital heart patient champions women's heart health

    Thursday, July 14, 2011  Mass General

    Debby Flaherty-Kizer has been living with Ebstein’s anomaly for more than 30 years, but that hasn’t prevented her from participating in triathlons and advocating for women’s heart health across the country.

  • Heart Abnormalities the Leading Cause of Sudden Deaths in Athletes

    Thursday, May 19, 2011  Mass General

    Approximately 200-300 adolescents and young adults die every year from partaking in sporting activities in the United States. While heat exposure, dehydration and overexertion are common causes, far and away the most common reason is that the person had some previously undiagnosed heart condition.

  • Celebrating prize-winning MGH research

    Friday, April 22, 2011  Mass General

    The presentation of the MGH's top research prizes was a highlight of the April 13 Celebration of Science, held in conjunction with the annual Scientific Advisory Committee meeting.

  • Seconds count

    Friday, April 01, 2011  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 4.1.11 From the time a person first experiences symptoms of a heart attack, such as shortness of breath or chest discomfort, to the time he or she undergoes cardiac catheterization -- a procedure used to diagnose and treat a blocked coronary artery -- every second is of utmost importance.

  • MGH goes red for women’s heart health

    Friday, February 18, 2011  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 2.18.11 Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the MGH Heart Center and Corrigan Women’s Heart Health Program brought attention to hearts everywhere by celebrating “Go Red for Women” month with a series of events and activities to raise awareness of heart disease in women.

  • Watchman Device May Offer an Alternative to Warfarin for Atrial Fibrillation Patients

    Monday, February 14, 2011  Mass General

    Advances Spring 2011 Issue. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common type of sustained irregular heartbeat. It affects approximately 6 million U.S. adults, mainly those ages 65 and older.

  • Acute Stroke Quality Task Force recognizes fastest treatment time

    Friday, February 04, 2011  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 02.04.11 TIME IS BRAIN when it comes to treating stroke.

  • Heart Center fellows recognized at AHA meeting

    Monday, January 24, 2011  Mass General

    Mass General Heart Center fellows were recognized for their clinical and research efforts at a national cardiology meeting.

  • "Go Red for Women" events

    Friday, January 21, 2011  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 1.21.11 The MGH Heart Center's Corrigan Women's Heart Health Program is hosting several events in honor of the American Heart Association's "Go Red for Women" week Feb. 1 through 4.

Currently Browsing:2010

  • VIVA Las Vegas

    Friday, November 19, 2010  Mass General

    Mass General Heart & Vascular Center physicians perform demonstrations of complex vascular interventions for an educational conference in Las Vegas.

  • MGHers walk for better heart health

    Friday, October 01, 2010  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 10.01.10 Heart disease and stroke are the first- and third-leading causes of death in the United States.

  • MGH continues to Be Fit

    Friday, September 24, 2010  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 9.24.10 More than 3,500 MGHers have tracked their weekly food and exercise, attended rallies where relaxation exercises are practiced and met with personal trainers to develop their overall fitness levels through the MGH Be Fit program now in its 22nd cycle.

  • MGH joins study of new heart-assist device

    Friday, September 17, 2010  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 9.17.10 The MGH recently became the fifth site nationwide to participate in the study of an innovative rotary blood pump for late-stage heart failure patients.

  • A walk with heart

    Friday, August 06, 2010  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 08.06.10 This year the American Heart Association’s (AHA) 2010 Boston Start! Heart Walk is one of the two official charities of the MGH.

  • Chatting with Kimberly Parks, DO, of “Boston Med”

    Friday, August 06, 2010  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 08.06.10 Kimberly Parks, DO, a transplant cardiologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital Heart Center, is one of several physicians featured in "Boston Med."

  • MGH ranks among top

    Friday, July 16, 2010  Mass General

    The MGH ranked third among the country's top hospitals on the annual list of "America's Best Hospitals" issue of U.S. News & World Report.

  • Two Heart Center fellows have received 2010-2011 Full-Year Research Fellowship Awards

    Friday, July 16, 2010  Mass General

    In General: Two Mass General Heart Center fellows have received 2010-2011 Full-Year Research Fellowship Awards from the Heart Rhythm Society

  • Mass General Heart Center nurse honored as national leader in mentoring

    Thursday, July 08, 2010  Mass General

    A clinical nurse specialist on the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit received national recognition for her role as a educator and mentor.

  • New heart monitoring device may prevent hospitalizations, empower patients with heart failure

    Monday, May 17, 2010  Mass General

    It’s estimated that more than 5 million Americans are affected by heart failure—a condition characterized by the slow, progressive deterioration of the heart’s pumping ability. The syndrome occurs when the ventricles become too weak to pump sufficient blood to the body or when the ventricles become stiff, hindering blood from filling the heart. Often, heart failure is accompanied by a buildup of fluid pressure in the pulmonary blood vessels.

  • Freezing atrial fibrillation in its tracks

    Thursday, May 13, 2010  Clinical

    Cryoballoon ablation is a new procedure available at the Massachusetts General Hospital Heart Center that is showing promise as an alternative therapy to treat atrial fibrillation, a type of heart rhythm disorder.

  • Heart device may replace the need for long-term blood thinning medications

    Tuesday, February 16, 2010  Clinical

    Mass General Heart Center physicians are evaluating a new medical device that shows promise in preventing strokes among patients with atrial fibrillation.

  • Super Bowl PSA airs with help from the MGH

    Friday, February 12, 2010  Mass General

    MGH Hotline

  • Less invasive valve replacement offers new option for “untreatable” patients

    Tuesday, January 05, 2010  Clinical

    Physician-researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital Heart Center are studying percutaneous aortic valve replacement as a treatment option for patients with severe aortic valve stenosis who are considered high-risk or are not candidates for traditional openheart surgery.

Currently Browsing:2009

  • Thanksgiving holds new meaning for patient after heart surgery

    Wednesday, November 25, 2009  Mass General

    On Thanksgiving Day, Richard Kezima was sent to Massachusetts General Hospital where Heart Center surgeons successfully performed a five-vessel bypass procedure.

  • Miracle patient revived after 57 minutes

    Thursday, November 05, 2009  Mass General

    Mass General Hospital physician, Kenneth Rosenfield, MD, attributes Laura Geraghty's heart attack recovery to immediate and effective CPR. Now Rosenfield and Geraghty are advocating for CPR instruction in Massachusetts high schools.

  • Mass General experts discuss diabetes

    Tuesday, November 03, 2009  Mass General

    Our physicians discuss the education, management and prevention of diabetes, a condition affecting nearly 24 million adults and children in the United States.

  • Mass General raises funds to support cardiovascular research

    Wednesday, September 23, 2009  Mass General

    Massachusetts General Hospital partnered with the American Heart Association during the 2009 Boston Heart Walk, an event that raises funds to support lifesaving heart and stroke research.

  • At home heart failure care

    Tuesday, July 21, 2009  Mass General

    A new clinical trial at the Massachusetts General Hospital Heart Center gives patients the power to monitor their hearts and change their medication dosing daily to prevent the symptoms of heart failure.

  • Monitoring patients remotely

    Thursday, July 16, 2009  Mass General

    New wireless technology allows Heart Center clinicians to keep tabs on heart failure patients wherever they are.

  • Meet the da Vinci

    Tuesday, July 07, 2009  Mass General

    Robotically assisted heart surgery is the latest advancement at the Massachusetts General Hospital Heart Center aimed at reducing pain and risk of infection and allowing for faster recovery times.

  • Free fun and educational activities for everyone to enjoy

    Monday, June 22, 2009  Mass General

    Join Massachusetts General Hospital and MassGeneral for Children medical staff June 27 - 28 in casual, face-to-face discussions on a variety of topics addressing health concerns for people of every age.

  • A strongman's second chance

    Thursday, June 04, 2009  Clinical

    In 2008, the Massachusetts General Hospital Transplant Center completed the most heart transplants in the region. Personal trainer and strongman competitor, Jim Murphy, is one shining example of the great successes of the program.

  • Treating heart disease in Rwanda: Mass General team joins volunteer mission

    Thursday, May 14, 2009  Mass General

    On April 8th Terry Nearhos, RN, Jennifer Neary, cardiac sonographer, and J. Warren Harthorne, MD, departed for Kigali, Rwanda to join Team Heart in diagnosing and treating heart failure patients.

  • Eat like the Greeks for better health

    Monday, April 27, 2009  Mass General

    Experts from Massachusetts General Hospital's Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Center and Department of Nutrition and Food Services shed light on the benefits of the Mediterranean diet.

  • Nutritionist teaches how to shop for heart health

    Wednesday, March 11, 2009  Mass General

    Armed with tips to tackle shopping, nutritionists at the Massachusetts General Hospital Heart Center are teaching patients how to get the most out of the grocery store.

  • Cardiac surgery team simulates surgery

    Wednesday, March 11, 2009  Mass General

    Massachusetts General Hospital’s cardiac surgical team is participating in operating room simulation work, a training regimen designed to reduce medical errors by drilling staff in emergent situations.

  • Heart disease in women: Dispelling the myths

    Monday, March 09, 2009  Mass General

    Misconceptions have created a gender gap in treatment of women with cardiovascular disease

  • Creating HAPPY hearts in Chelsea and Revere

    Tuesday, February 17, 2009  Mass General

    A Massachusetts General Hospital awareness and prevention program aims to improve the cardiovascular health of women in Boston’s low-income neighborhoods.

  • Heart Center celebrates Go Red

    Wednesday, February 11, 2009  Mass General

    As advocates of the American Heart Association's Go Red movement, physicians and staff at the Heart Center offered tools and events to raise awareness of heart disease.

  • Mass General pioneers new technology to identify vulnerable plaques

    Wednesday, February 04, 2009  Mass General

    Mass General physicians are using advanced imaging technology, called optical coherence tomography, to identify vulnerable plaque inside the coronary arteries.

  • Specialized yoga can reduce cardiac risk factors

    Tuesday, February 03, 2009  Mass General

    Specialists at the Heart Center are recommending a unique type of yoga to some heart disease patients. Designed to reduce risk factors, many patients benefit from this combination of physical postures and relaxation techniques.

  • Mass General performs record-setting number of heart transplants in 2008

    Friday, January 16, 2009  Mass General

    A record number for the program and more than any other medical center in New England, 28 patients received heart transplants at Massachusetts General Hospital in 2008.

  • An unusual place for an aneurysm

    Friday, January 16, 2009  Mass General

    Something was very wrong when Steve Leonard complained of intense jaw pain during a root canal. Concerned, his dentist recommended a routine stress test to rule out heart disease.

  • In memoriam: Alan D. Hilgenberg, MD

    Friday, January 09, 2009  Mass General

    A leader in the field of cardiothoracic surgery, Alan D. Hilgenberg, MD, was an expert in the surgical management of thoracic aortic aneurysms. In 1999, he was named co-director of the newly created Mass General Center for Thoracic Aortic Surgery.

Currently Browsing:2008

  • American Heart Association uncovers gender disparities in heart attack mortality

    Tuesday, December 23, 2008  Mass General

    According to recent research done by the American Heart Association, there are vast disparities in the heart attack mortality rates between men and women.

  • Advanced blood analysis may speed diagnosis of heart attacks

    Friday, December 19, 2008  Research

    Study of 'planned' heart attacks identifies markers that could improve treatment, save lives.

  • AWARE trial takes aim at chronic chest pain

    Friday, December 19, 2008  Mass General

    Physicians at the Massachusetts General Hospital Heart Center are investigating a new tool that could ease chronic chest pain in women.

  • Study associates 11 new gene sites with cholesterol, triglyceride levels

    Sunday, December 07, 2008  Mass General

    An international research team has identified 11 novel locations in the human genome where common variations appear to influence cholesterol or triglyceride levels, bringing the total number of lipid-associated genes to 30.

  • Getting to the heart of the matter: seeing arteries in 3-D

    Monday, November 17, 2008  Research

    For the first time researchers are getting a detailed look at the interior of human coronary arteries, using an optical imaging technique developed at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital.

  • Physician receives NIH New Innovator Award

    Friday, September 26, 2008  Research

    Sean M. Wu, MD, PhD, of the Massachusetts General Hospital Heart Center, recently received the prestigious New Innovator Award from the National Institute of Health (NIH). This is the second year that the NIH has given these $1.5M grants to younger scientists interested in pursuing innovative research.

  • Blood test could diagnose heart attacks more quickly

    Tuesday, September 09, 2008  Research

    Someday doctors may be able to use a blood test to confirm within minutes, instead of hours, if a patient is having a heart attack, allowing more rapid treatment that could limit damage to heart muscle.

  • Triumphs, losses and pulmonary embolism

    Friday, September 05, 2008  Mass General

    Basketball has treated Peter Witts well. A high school basketball coach and school teacher for three years, Witts has experienced the triumphs, humble losses and irreplaceable moments that color the sport. But basketball has also been the scene where Witts discovered a life-changing cardiovascular condition.

  • Committed to improving the heart health of Bostonians

    Thursday, September 04, 2008  Mass General

    Malissa, Wood, MD, cardiologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital Heart Center proudly wears scrubs with the Go Red logo. A symbol of her commitment to the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women movement, Wood has made educating women about their heart health her life goal.

  • Olympic medical research finds enlarged hearts can be good hearts

    Friday, August 29, 2008  Research

    GE Healthcare and Olympic medical leaders hosted an event at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games where Malissa Wood, MD, cardiologist with the Massachusetts General Hospital Heart Center, presented initial findings from her studies of U.S. Olympic athletes.

  • An unlikely victim

    Tuesday, August 19, 2008  Mass General

    Kim Farah has never battled high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or a family history of heart disease. Yet she is a victim of heart disease.

  • Cardiac magnetic imaging could benefit ER patients

    Tuesday, August 19, 2008  Research

    Sophisticated MRI technology may more accurately diagnose acute coronary syndrome in ER patients.

  • The greatest comeback

    Tuesday, August 19, 2008  Mass General

    For 15 minutes this football player's heart stopped. Then he made one of the greatest comebacks our team has seen.

  • A miracle, a mystery, and a transplant

    Tuesday, August 19, 2008  Mass General

    Deborah Heffernan uses vivid language, humor and honesty to get her point across, especially when telling her greatest story - the story of a personal comeback.

  • New technology keeps heart failure patients healthy and at home

    Friday, August 01, 2008  Clinical

    Specialists at Massachusetts General Hospital are now able to statistically identify which inpatients have heart failure and then facilitate connecting these patients to care.

  • Mass General "with the guidelines"

    Friday, July 18, 2008  Mass General

    The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association are recognizing Massachusetts General Hospital for its performance in treating stroke patients using the association’s Get With The Guidelines program.

  • Strengthening partnerships in cardiovascular care

    Friday, July 18, 2008  Mass General

    Massachusetts General Hospital and Emerson Hospital in Concord are pleased to announce their partnership in developing the MGH-Emerson Hospital Cardiovascular Center, to be based at the Emerson Hospital Center of Specialty Care on Baker Avenue in Concord.

  • Heart valve surgery without opening the chest

    Saturday, June 28, 2008  Research

    The Heart Center has joined a clinical trial evaluating the effectiveness of a novel therapy to replace heart valves using a minimally invasive, catheter-based approach.

  • Stress less and relax more

    Friday, June 13, 2008  Mass General

    These days stress makes its way into all of our lives, and it's no surprise that it takes its toll on our bodies. The cardiovascular system often suffers when the mind and body are stressed.

  • Massachusetts General Hospital ranked on U.S. News national honor roll

    Wednesday, June 11, 2008  Mass General

    The third oldest general hospital in the United States and the oldest and largest hospital in New England, Mass General continues its tradition of excellence today. The hospital is consistently ranked among the top five hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. In 2008, Mass General was redesignated a Magnet hospital, the highest honor for nursing excellence awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

  • A procedure to repair it all

    Friday, May 30, 2008  Clinical

    An aortic dissection caused pooling of blood around Gabriella Browne’s heart as well as complications to her abdominal organs - two conditions that greatly put her life at risk.

  • Nurse honored by Boston Globe

    Tuesday, May 20, 2008  Mass General

    In her role as a case manager in the Massachusetts General Hospital Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU), Janice Tully, RN, stands by her patients every step of their stay at Mass General Hospital.

  • Program may reduce hospital readmissions

    Thursday, May 01, 2008  Clinical

    A remote monitoring program can improve the condition of heart failure patients who are mobile and may reduce hospital readmissions, according to a pilot study reported at the American Heart Association’s 9th Scientific Forum on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research in Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke.

  • Study shows how exercise changes structure and function of heart

    Tuesday, April 22, 2008  Research

    For the first time researchers are beginning to understand exactly how various forms of exercise impact the heart. Massachusetts General Hospital investigators, in collaboration with the Harvard University Health Services, have found that 90 days of vigorous athletic training produces significant changes in cardiac structure and function and that the type of change varies with the type of exercise performed.

  • Heart attack patient tackles Boston marathon

    Tuesday, April 22, 2008  Mass General

    For the past five months Arthur Manjourides, 66, has been hitting the road every Sunday for a fast walk/run around Boston. Despite the cold and snow this winter, Arthur kept up his weekly commitment with one goal in mind – to finish the Boston Marathon.

  • Massachusetts General Hospital recognized for continued nursing excellence

    Tuesday, April 15, 2008  Mass General

    The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) formally designated Massachusetts General Hospital as a “Magnet” hospital through 2012. Magnet designation represents the highest available honor for nursing excellence, and in 2003, Mass General Hospital became the first hospital in the state to earn Magnet status.

  • Relaxation training may improve control of hard-to-treat systolic hypertension

    Thursday, March 27, 2008  Research

    Adding the relaxation response, a stress-management approach, to other lifestyle interventions may significantly improve treatment of the type of hypertension most common in the elderly.

  • Study verifies that cholesterol-associated gene variants can predict cardiovascular events

    Friday, March 21, 2008  Mass General

    A study appearing in this week's New England Journal of Medicine confirms that a combination of gene variants previously associated with cholesterol levels does reflect patients' cholesterol levels and can signify increased risk of heart attack, stroke or sudden cardiac death.

  • Creating HAPPY hearts in Chelsea and Revere

    Wednesday, March 05, 2008  Research

    In conjunction with the Mass General Hospital Community Health Associates Wellness Center, Malissa Wood, MD launched the HAPPY Heart program in to improve the heart health of women served by the Mass General Hospital Revere and Chelsea HealthCare Centers.

  • Intuition and heart disease

    Wednesday, February 27, 2008  Mass General

    Sometimes it pays to listen to your inner voice. As Mary (MacIsaac) Kalogeros, a freelance writer from Massachusetts, can attest, intuition is often correct. For Kalogeros, that inner voice spared her life.

  • A healthy heart for all ages

    Friday, February 22, 2008  Clinical

    Heart disease isn’t just for men anymore. Although many women don’t realize it, heart disease is in fact the number one killer of American women, more lethal than all forms of cancer combined.

  • Hope for patients with ischemic heart disease

    Tuesday, February 12, 2008  Mass General

    Patients with ischemic heart disease, a serious condition that occurs when the heart’s own arteries become clogged with cholesterol plaque, may have new options if they have exhausted traditional cardiovascular therapies.

  • Two doctors “dress up” for heart health

    Friday, February 01, 2008  Mass General

    The American Heart Association sponsored event gathered Mass General Hospital Heart Center cardiologists Malissa Wood, MD, and Stephanie Moore, MD, local female heart and stroke survivors, and significant others of the Boston Bruins to model the 2008 red Sara Campbell spring line.

  • Heart disease - not just chest pain

    Thursday, January 10, 2008  Mass General

    When Dale Hoppen experienced symptoms of heart disease, she says she felt like she was eating a lemon. Although there wasn’t a sour taste, the most prominent symptom was tightness in her jaws.

  • Lack of vitamin D may increase heart disease risk

    Tuesday, January 08, 2008  Mass General

    The same vitamin D deficiency that can result in weak bones now has been associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, Framingham Heart Study researchers report. The higher risk associated with vitamin D deficiency was particularly evident among individuals with high blood pressure, according to researchers.

Currently Browsing:2007

  • Heart Center celebrates program milestone

    Friday, December 28, 2007  Clinical

    Members of the Massachusetts General Hospital Heart Center's Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) Program recently celebrated a program milestone — the 100th alcohol septal ablation.

  • Patient investigates the right treatment, right physician

    Friday, December 28, 2007  Mass General

    This New Hampshire-based journalist and producer has covered the United States invasion of Panama, terrorism in Peru, and the Ebola virus in Zaire. And in 1991 he produced the first reporting live broadcast from a battlefield. So it was only natural for Adam Mosston to attribute growing fatigue to his work schedule.

  • Winter risks: cold weather and heart attacks

    Friday, December 14, 2007  Mass General

    Cold weather brings snow and holiday cheer, but also a multitude of risks, including risk of heart attack. Before you begin shoveling snow or setting out for holiday festivities, learn about your risk for heart-related conditions.

  • Diagnosing heart disease: women are different

    Thursday, December 06, 2007  Mass General

    The traditional model of heart disease has been based on men’s disease, but women can have different symptoms and different diagnostic findings, and they are certainly offered fewer diagnostic and therapeutic options.

  • A rhythm thrown off

    Friday, November 30, 2007  Mass General

    James Puzinas, a 47-year-old fine art dealer from Massachusetts, has a rhythm in his life. He spends his days buying and selling American paintings around the country and living an active lifestyle - working outdoors, swimming, bicycling and downhill skiing. When he started feeling exhausted after doing simple yard work, Puzinas’s rhythm was thrown off, but he attributed the heaviness in his legs to age.

  • Panic attacks may lead to heart disease

    Friday, October 26, 2007  Research

    New research suggests that postmenopausal women who have had at least one panic attack may be at greater risk for developing coronary heart disease or stroke. Researchers found that women who reported panics attacks in the prior six months were four times at greater risk of cardiovascular events over a period of five years as compared to women who had not had a panic attack.

  • Heart attack patients benefit from new, "cool" technology

    Friday, October 19, 2007  Clinical

    After cardiac arrest, the risk of irreversible brain damage and death increases with every passing minute, but the Massachusetts General Hospital Heart Center is using a new technology to improve the chances of recovery.

  • An alternative treatment for high cholesterol

    Friday, September 28, 2007  Mass General

    Jeffrey Doucette, 43, of Boston, takes care of his two children, two nieces and works full-time at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. And every two weeks he finds at least two hours to treat his high cholesterol with a dialysis-like therapy called LDL apheresis.

  • Balancing act–finding a device that sustains life

    Friday, September 21, 2007  Mass General

    Denise Mallen says she always tries to find the balance in her life between work, traveling and her loved ones. But at the age of 43 her life balance was thrown off with a diagnosis of cardiomyopathy—a damaged heart muscle, most likely caused by a virus.

  • Physician honored with 2007 presidential scholar award

    Monday, September 17, 2007  Mass General

    Marcos F. Vidal Melo, MD PhD, director of research in cardiac anesthesia at the Massachusetts General Hospital Heart Center, is the recipient of the 2007 Presidential Scholar Award from the American Society of Anesthesiologists.

  • Patient participates in triathlon

    Monday, September 03, 2007  Mass General

    With a new found sense of motivation derived from the Cardiac Metabolic Syndrome Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital Heart Center, at age 51 Anne Elise O’Connor competed in her first-ever triathlon.

  • Novel candidate biomarker for heart failure strongly predicts risk of death

    Monday, August 06, 2007  Research

    A potential new biomarker for heart failure may be more powerful than established measures in identifying patients at increased risk for death from several causes.

  • Watchman could offer alternative to medications

    Wednesday, June 27, 2007  Research

    A study underway at the Massachusetts General Hospital’s Cardiac Arrhythmia Service is evaluating whether a tiny medical device will offer patients with atrial fibrillation an alternative treatment to blood-thinning medications – medications like Coumadin or Warfarin that prevent blood clots from forming in the heart.

  • Canine companion aids vasovagal patient

    Monday, June 25, 2007  Clinical

    Marty Harris’s life is drastically different than it was a year ago – and it’s thanks to her two-year-old black lab, Adele. Since she was a child, Harris had been plagued by an unknown affliction that caused her to faint unexpectedly.

  • Healing the mind and body through tai chi

    Wednesday, June 06, 2007  Mass General

    Every morning Dan Petricca, 84, of Everett, MA, has breakfast, goes to church, and takes a two-mile walk around the neighborhood. Even though his morning routine exemplifies a healthy lifestyle, there was a time when Petricca could only walk about 20 feet before stopping.

Currently Browsing:2004

  • Gene transfer allows mammals to produce heart-healthy fats

    Wednesday, February 04, 2004  Mass General

    Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital have found that tissues from mice transgenic for a gene usually found in the c.elegans roundworm contain omega-3 fatty acids, consumption of which has been shown to protect against heart disease.

Publications

Currently Browsing:2013

  • Cardiovascular Images

    Monday, January 21, 2013

    Rheumatic Heart Disease Cardiac CT angiography has been shown to safely exclude obstructive coronary atherosclerosis prior to cardiac surgery. Moreover, it is also able to provide imaging of valve anatomy.
  • Cardiovascular Images

    Monday, February 11, 2013

    Bicuspid Aortic Valve Disease and Ascending Aorta Aneurysm BAV is the most common congenital heart disease, with an estimated prevalence of 1-2% in the general population and a male-to-female ratio of 3:1. The pattern of inheritance of BAV is autosomal dominant with incomplete penetrance.
  • Cardiovascular Images

    Monday, April 29, 2013

    Atrial Baffle Stenosis: A Late Complication after Mustard Repair for d-TGA A 37 year old male with a history of d-transposition of the great arteries and Mustard atrial switch operation as an infant presented with abdominal distension and facial swelling.
  • Cardiovascular Images

    Friday, December 27, 2013

     Low-radiation Coronary CT Angiography without Beta-blockers in an Emergency Department Patient with A 44 year old male smoker with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and hypertension presented to the Emergency Department (ED), primarily because he had recently run out of his home inhalers, but noting recent progressive chest tightness and shortness of breath.

Currently Browsing:2012

  • Cardiovascular Images

    Monday, April 23, 2012

    Kawasaki Disease Kawasaki disease is a systemic vasculitis presenting in the infant or young child, and is the leading cause of children's acquired cardiac disease in the United States.
  • Cardiovascular Images

    Monday, November 26, 2012

    Ruptured Coronary Sinus Aneurysm Sinus of Valsalva aneurysms most commonly originate from the right coronary sinus in 70-80% and less commonly from the non coronary (10-20%) and left sinuses (<5%) and may be congenital or acquired.
  • Cardiovascular Images

    Monday, October 01, 2012

     Myocardial Infarction-induced Ventricular Septal Defect Ventricular septal defect (VSD) is a mechanical complication of myocardial infarction and typically occurs three to five days after an acute MI.
  • Cardiovascular Images

    Friday, December 21, 2012

    Unroofed Coronary Sinus – A Rare Type of ASD Unroofed coronary sinus is a rare congenital cardiac anomaly which might be difficult to diagnose. It is classified as an atrial septal defect and constitutes the rarest form of this group of congenital heart disease.

Currently Browsing:2011

  • Advances at Mass General

    Saturday, January 01, 2011

    Read Advances at Mass General, a bi-annual news magazine published for our colleagues from the physicians of Massachusetts General Hospital.
  • Mass General Magazine

    Saturday, January 01, 2011

    Mass General Magazine Mass General Magazine is a publication for supporters and friends of Massachusetts General Hospital that takes you inside the hospital and explores its patient care and research programs here and around the world. It features rich photo essays and in-depth profiles from across the Mass General world.

Video

  • Advanced Research on Coronary Artery Disease

    Advanced research on coronary artery disease

    In a segment produced by ABC News, Thomas Wang, MD, cardiologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital Heart Center, explains some of the innovative research done on the root causes of coronary artery disease.

  • Peter Witts

    Instead of explaining a stroke to 22 third graders,

    we saved their teacher from having one.

  • Risk factors for heart disease

    Risk factors for heart disease

    Risk factors for heart disease include smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes, family history of heart disease and high cholesterol. Learn what you can do to overcome your risk for heart disease.

  • Specialized care for the cardiovascular system

    Specialized care for the cardiovascular system

    Physicians from the Massachusetts General Hospital Corrigan Minehan Heart Center and Fireman Vascular Center work together to treat conditions of the heart and blood vessels.

  • Left atrial appendage occlusion

    The Watchman at work

    Mass General Heart Center physicians offer a new technique to prevent blood clots in the part of the heart called the left atrial appendage. This innovative procedure shows promise in preventing strokes in patients with atrial fibrillation, freeing them from dependence on blood thinning medications.

  • Boston Med

    Trailer for Boston Med

    Trailer for the eight-part documentary featuring clinicians at Mass General.

  • Malissa Wood, MD, explains how the symptoms of heart attack are different in women than in men

    Malissa Wood, MD, explains how the symptoms of heart attack are different in women than in men

    Malissa Wood, MD, Co-Director of the Corrigan Women's Heart Health Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital Heart Center describes the heart attack symptoms that are unique to women, and why treatment of heart disease should be gender-specific.

  • Sekar Kathiresan, MD

    Sekar Kathiresan, MD, explains what you can do to lower your risk of developing coronary artery disease

    Sekar Kathiresan, MD, Director of Preventive Cardiology at the Massachusetts General Hospital Heart Center says counteracting your genetic risk is within your control. Learn more about coronary artery disease, who is most at risk and about Mass General's Heart Attack Prevention Program, focused on people with a family history of the disease.

  • Aaron Baggish, MD, warns that even highly active people can develop heart disease

    Aaron Baggish, MD, warns that even highly active people can develop heart disease

    Aaron Baggish, MD, Associate Director for the Cardiovascular Performance Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital Heart Center explains how heart problems are diagnosed in highly active people and how Mass General specialists help them exercise safely to reduce the risk of heart attack.

  • Stephanie Moore, MD

    Stephanie Moore, MD, describes your risk for heart failure if you have a family history of this condition

    Stephanie Moore, MD, cardiologist in the Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant Program at the Mass General Heart Center says if a close relative suffered from heart failure, you should be screened for other health issues that can put you at higher risk. Learn more about the early signs of heart failure and the various treatments available, from medications to pacemakers to transplants.

  • Mark Schwartz

    Campaign for the Third Century of MGH Medicine Kick Off on October 15

    The Campaign for the Third Century of MGH Medicine kicked off Oct. 15 at the Westin Waterfront Boston. Nearly 500 of Mass General’s closest friends and supporters gathered to celebrate the public launch of the fundraising campaign that aims to raise $1.5 billion for the hospital. Already, $1 billion of that amount has been raised.

  • Frank Robinson

    Frank Robinson's Story

    Watch 46-year-old Frank Robinson tell the story of his life-saving experience at Mass General after a massive coronary.

  • Celebrating 200 Years: 1811 - 2011

    Celebrating 200 Years: 1811 - 2011

    Since 1811, people have counted on Mass General for answers, innovations and medical leadership. As our third century dawns, we remain ready to serve.

  • Jonathan Friedstat

    Jonathan Friedstat, 2012 Mass General Marathon Team Runner

    As a burn and critical care fellow at Mass General, Jonathan has worked closely with MGHfC staff. Why is he running to raise money for pediatric cancer care and research? “None of these kids asked for this problem, and neither did their families."

  • Dr. Patrick Ellinor, cardiologist at the Mass General Heart Center

    Dr. Patrick Ellinor, cardiologist at the Mass General Heart Center, says you should discuss your condition with your doctor

    Dr. Patrick Ellinor, cardiologist at the Mass General Heart Center, says you should discuss your condition with your doctor, since many people who could benefit from specific treatments are not aware of them.

  • ECMO Event Slideshow

    On June 28, 2012, <a href="http://www.massgeneral.org/about/newsarticle.aspx?id=3632" target="blank">nine cardiac ECMO patients came together</a> with MGH Cardiac Surgery clinicians for a reunion at the Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation.

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    Mass General Chief of Cardiac Surgery Discusses Choice Among Valve Prostheses

    Thor Sundt, MD, chief of cardiac surgery and director of the Corrigan Minehan Heart Center, talks about heart valve options for patients undergoing heart valve surgery.

  • jonathan passeri aortic valve stenosis

    Mass General Cardiologist Talks about Aortic Valve Stenosis

    Jonathan Passeri, MD, co-director of the Mass General Heart Valve Program and director of Interventional Echocardiography, talks about aortic valve stenosis and answers common questions about symptoms to look out for and treatment options.

  • Mr. Elton

    Epilepsy: The Road to a Cure

    A young man's quest to find a cure for his epileptic seizures takes him on a journey from Albania to Boston.

  • Courtney's Risk: Pregnancy and Heart Health

    Courtney's Risk: Pregnancy and Heart Health

    Courtney first came to Mass General at the age of 8 when she was diagnosed with bone cancer in her leg. Mass General treated and cured her as child, but the chemotherapies used put her at risk for a weakened heart. When Courtney wanted to start a family, she came back to Mass General and met with specialists who coached her through two pregnancies, ensuring that she remained healthy and also delivered two healthy babies.

  • Resynching a Heart — and a Life: Bob's Story

    Resynching a Heart -- and a Life: Bob's Story

    Jane and Bob Wass have been married for 59 years and rarely leave one another’s side. Jane left Bob at home for 35 minutes one afternoon and, when she returned, she found Bob had collapsed from a heart attack. They went to Mass General, where they learned he had a dyssynchrony. Bob's care team implanted a pacemaker and defibrillator, and he experienced an immediate improvement in his health. The team continues to monitor Bob’s heart remotely.

  • Jack's Story: Adult Congenital Heart Disease

    Jack's Story: Adult Congenital Heart Disease

    At age 16, Jack Cadigan appeared to be a healthy, athletic high school student, playing on his school’s basketball team. That summer, Jack volunteered at a medical clinic in Haiti where they discovered he had an issue with his heart. He came to Mass General where Dr. Ami Bhatt diagnosed him with an atrial septal defect, which was repaired through surgery. Jack immediately noticed a big difference in his health, not realizing how limited he was before the surgery.

  • Ami B. Bhatt, MD

    Not in Our House: Preventing Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease in Adults with Congenital Heart Disease

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

  • Dolly’s Story: Getting Back on Her Feet

    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 specialists at the Corrigan Minehan Heart Center at Massachusetts General Hospital. 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.

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