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Dr. Bhatt specializes in lifelong care and empowerment of Teens and Adults with Congenital Heart Disease, addressing valve problems,heart failure, multidisciplinary surgery, arrhythmia, pregnancy, transition, telemedicine & wellness programs.
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Dr. Bhatt is an active clinical cardiologist, clinical investigator and educator. She graduated from Harvard University, obtained her doctoral degree from Yale School of Medicine and then trained at BWH, Children's Hospital of Boston and Mass General in internal medicine, pediatrics, cardiology and adult congenital heart disease (ACHD). She has developed a robust multidisciplinary curriculum at Mass General to provide requisite ACHD education to cardiovascular fellows from Mass General, Lahey Clinic, St. Elizabeth's Hospital and St. Vincent's Hospital. Dr. Bhatt is dedicated to patient advocacy groups including the AHA and Adult Congenital Heart Association and empowering individuals with CHD to lead full and productive lives.She works in conjunction with the heart failure, transplant, arrhythmia and valve programs, OB/Gyn, Genetics and Pediatrics. With the Healthcare Transformation Lab, Dr. Bhatt offers TeleVisits to care for individuals with ACHD who live far from Boston or are limited in their ability to make in-person visits. At the Mass General ACHD Health and Wellness program in Waltham, patients receive education about CHD and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease primary prevention education.Dr Bhatt directs the Mass General ACHD Multidisciplinary meeting, a weekly case-based patient review and education session which is CME accredited. The group is happy to provide one time consultations or collaborative care for local, US and international patients and physicians, in person and virtually.
Brittany Maag was born with congenital heart disease, but it doesn't stop her from living life to the fullest. The support she receives from the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program has helped her transition from pediatric to adult cardiology, but to also define success her own way.
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.
Ami Bhatt, MD, medical director of the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, discusses pregnancy and the impact on your heart.
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.
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.
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, 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.
Ami Bhatt, MD, medical director of the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, is interviewed about FDA approval of digital stethoscopes.
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.
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.
Alix Chaguan, 34, is one of many adults with Down syndrome who also was born with debilitating heart disease.
36-year-old Connecticut resident Benard Basant got his life back when he underwent the MGH's first combined heart-lung transplant surgery.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ami Bhatt, MD, medical 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.
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.
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