The Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital Corrigan Minehan Heart Center offers personalized, lifelong care for adult patients with congenital heart disease, a condition that occurs when the heart or related blood vessels do not develop properly before or at birth.
The Corrigan Minehan Heart Center's Atrial Fibrillation Program provides advanced care for atrial fibrillation (afib or AF) using catheter ablation with a variety of energy sources, including radiofrequency ablation, cryoablation and laser.
The Cardiac Arrhythmia Service at the Massachusetts General Hospital Corrigan Minehan Heart Center offers the very latest diagnostic and treatment options to manage heart rhythm conditions.
The Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Center at the Massachusetts General Hospital Corrigan Minehan Heart Center takes a prevention-as-treatment approach to caring for the heart and overall cardiovascular system.
The Cardiovascular Genetics Service specializes in clinical and genetic screening for inherited cardiovascular diseases and counseling of patients with inherited conditions.
The Cardiovascular Performance Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital Corrigan Minehan Heart Center offers specialized cardiac care for athletes, including leading treatments for suspected or confirmed heart disease, detailed pre-participation safety screenings and exercise assessments.
The Coronary Artery Disease Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital Corrigan Minehan Heart Center treats coronary artery disease, the blockage of the heart's arteries due to cholesterol build-up.
The Elizabeth Anne and Karen Barlow Corrigan Women's Heart Health Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital Corrigan Minehan Heart Center cares for women of all ages through prevention and early detection of heart disease.
The Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital Corrigan Minehan Heart Center evaluates and manages a range of heart disease conditions that result in heart failure.
The Heart Valve Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital Corrigan Minehan Heart Center brings together specialists to evaluate, treat and provide long-term care for patients with heart valve conditions.
Treatment for hypertension at Massachusetts General Hospital involves several approaches to blood pressure control, including drug therapy and lifestyle modifications.
The Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital Corrigan Minehan Heart Center in Boston provides expert care for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a condition characterized by an abnormal thickening of the left ventricle's muscle.
Lipid Management services at the Massachusetts General Hospital Corrigan Minehan Heart Center care for patients who have disorders of lipid metabolism, which include high cholesterol, high blood triglyceride, low HDL cholesterol or a combination of these conditions.
The Resynchronization and Advanced Cardiac Therapeutics Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital Corrigan Minehan Heart Center offers cardiac resynchronization therapy, or the use of a specialized pacemaker to treat patients with heart failure.
The Thoracic Aortic Center at Massachusetts General Hospital provides the most advanced care for conditions that involve the thoracic aorta (the portion of the aorta that is in the chest).
The Arrhythmia Genetics Clinic, part of the Massachusetts General Hospital Corrigan Minehan Heart Center, provides specialized care for individuals with inherited heart rhythm conditions.
During cardiac catheterization, Massachusetts General Hospital physicians use digital images to identify narrowing or blockage in the arteries.
Cardiac imaging specialists offer image-guided therapies to treat patients with cardiovascular conditions. Such therapies include cardiac CT scanning, cardiac MRIs, stress testing with imaging and 3-D imaging of the heart.
Cardiac resynchronization therapy involves the placement of an implantable biventricular pacing device with three leads (right atrial, right ventricular and left ventricular) that synchronize ventricular contractions.
Cardiac surgeons within the Corrigan Minehan Heart Center provide patients with comprehensive and personalized care available in a manner that is as comfortable as possible for them and their families.
Many patients who experience the symptoms of atrial fibrillation are treated using catheter ablation. This unique minimally invasive procedure has the potential to stop atrial fibrillation and its debilitating symptoms in selected patients.
Cryoablation is an alternative therapy Massachusetts General Hospital Corrigan Minehan Heart Center physicians use to treat atrial fibrillation, a type of heart rhythm disorder. This minimally invasive procedure has the potential to reduce risk and minimize patient discomfort.
Physicians at the Massachusetts General Hospital Corrigan Minehan Heart Center use echocardiograms, ultrasounds of the heart, to effectively diagnose potential cardiac conditions.
Corrigan Minehan Heart Center physicians use electrophysiology (EP) studies to better understand the heart's electrical system. An electrophysiology (EP) study is a minimally invasive diagnostic test that provides information on how to diagnose and treat a cardiac arrhythmia.
LDL apheresis is a dialysis-like therapy that reduces LDL cholesterol levels by as much as 60 to 70 percent in patients with severely high cholesterol.
The Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital is a leader in vascular and endovascular surgical procedures nationwide.
The Atrial fibrillation patient education classes will provide attendees a complete understanding of Atrial fibrillation including stroke prevention, ablation and medical treatment.
Connected Cardiac Care is a program offered to heart failure patients at risk for frequent hospitalizations. The program aims to reduce re-hospitalizations by improving patient's understanding of their condition and providing ongoing nursing support and review of key physiologic parameters while the patient is at home.
The Massachusetts General Hospital Heart Center offers a patient guide to cardiac anesthesia. Our dedicated clinicians believe it is important for you to know what to expect before, during and after a cardiac anesthesia.
Clinicians at the Massachusetts General Hospital Corrigan Minehan Heart Center invite patients with heart failure and their families to attend a series of heart failure education classes.
The Heart Smart Series is made up of various topics related to improving and maintaining cardiovascular health, including exercise, coronary artery disease and secondary prevention, symptom recognition and management, cardiac medications and managing stress.
Nutrition classes offer a new perspective on how to modify your diet to keep a healthy heart. Topics include heart healthy eating, fats and cholesterol, portion size and nutrition labels, eating in and eating out, and strategies for weight loss.
Download our patient and family guide to the Massachusetts General Hospital Heart Center to learn about accommodations, visiting and parking, and patient discharge.
Clinicians from the Mass General Heart Center's Atrial Fibrillation Program created this guide to help patients with atrial fibrillation and/or atrial flutter prepare for their upcoming cardioversion. Download this guide to learn about what to expect before, during and after an electrical cardioversion.
A patient guide to Atrial fibrillation and stroke prevention.
Learn what to expect before, during and after your surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital Heart Center by downloading and printing our patient guide to cardiac surgery.
This guide has been prepared by clinicians from the Mass General Heart Center's Atrial Fibrillation Program who focus on the care of patients with this arrhythmia. The guide is designed to provide you with information about what to expect before, during and after a catheter ablation procedure (also known as Pulmonary Vein Isolation or PVI).
Relaxation classes gently guide participants through a variety of relaxation techniques, including gentle stretching, yoga, tai chi, breathing exercises, visualization and meditation.
As you prepare for your catheterization, Massachusetts General Hospital clinicians want you to feel as comfortable as possible. To help you understand what to expect during your visit, this booklet describes key steps of your catheterization procedure.
Cardiac nurses at the Massachusetts General Hospital Heart Center offer support and guidance during a family member's open-heart surgery or transplantation.