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Currently Browsing:2017

  • The Ins and Outs of a Comprehensive Stroke Center: What Does It Mean?

    Wednesday, August 23, 2017  Mass General

    The Joint Commission recently certified Massachusetts General Hospital as an Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center. This certification is designed to recognize the specific capabilities of hospitals that can treat the most complex stroke case. Mass General is the first hospital in Massachusetts to receive this certification.

  • Are compression socks for all ages?

    Tuesday, July 4, 2017  Mass General

    Sherry Scovell, MD, vascular surgeon at Mass General explains why it is important to start wearing compression socks when you are young.

Currently Browsing:2016

  • Innovation in Carotid Artery Stenting

    Wednesday, August 24, 2016  Mass General

    Patients with carotid artery narrowing had been limited to endarterectomy or stenting, however a new approach allows for comparable results with less risk.

  • Once again, named among America's best hospitals

    Tuesday, August 2, 2016  Mass General

    Massachusetts General Hospital is once again named among the top hospitals in America by U.S. News & World Report and is the only hospital to be highly rated across all 16 specialties.

  • High school hero

    Friday, July 15, 2016  Mass General

    For more than 15 years, Denis Kanach of Virginia worried about what had been described to him by one doctor as a “time bomb” waiting to go off in his chest.

  • Mass General receives awards for exceptional stroke care

    Sunday, July 10, 2016  Mass General

    Massachusetts General Hospital has received two awards from the Paul Coverdell National Acute Stroke Program at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

  • A concert of hope

    Friday, January 29, 2016  Mass General

    The Vietnam Vascular Anomalies Center (VAC) hosted its sixth annual Classical Benefit Concert on Dec. 5, 2015 at the Goethe Institut in Boston.

Currently Browsing:2015

  • Surgeon's Rare Aneurism Skills Let Pianist Play On

    Tuesday, November 17, 2015  Mass General

    After renowned pianist Menahem Pressler suffered a life-threatening aneurysm, he entrusted his care to an Mass General surgeon Virendra Patel, MD, MPH, with an innovative grafting procedure.

  • Patient's lifestyle changes improve PAD and overall health

    Wednesday, September 9, 2015  Mass General

    After being diagnosed with peripheral artery disease, Christine Coyne stopped smoking and began an exercise regime on the advice of her physician to manage her symptoms. Today, she's swimming multiple times a week.

  • Providing patient education during PAD Awareness Month

    Wednesday, August 26, 2015  Mass General

    Each September, the MGH recognizes PAD Awareness month to educate the public about this little known disease. Michael R. Jaff, DO, answers some commonly asked questions.

  • Providing patient education during PAD Awareness Month

    Wednesday, August 26, 2015  Mass General

    Each September, the MGH recognizes PAD Awareness month to educate the public about this little known disease. Michael R. Jaff, DO answers some commonly asked questions.

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

    Wednesday, August 5, 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.

  • Planning a return to Haiti

    Friday, July 24, 2015  Mass General

    In February 2015, Elizabeth Christiansen, RVT, Corinne Payette, RVT, and vascular medicine fellow Jessica Mintz, DO, traveled to Haiti to teach physicians how to perform lifesaving ultrasound exams in their native environment.

  • #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.

  • Mass General marks National Stroke Awareness Month

    Monday, July 13, 2015  Clinical

    During National Stroke Awareness Month, members of the Acute Stroke Care Program at Mass General joined forces to raise awareness of patient care and stroke prevention.

  • Thoracic Aortic Endografts

    Monday, June 1, 2015  Mass General

    Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital have conducted evaluations of thoracic endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (TEVAR) for a variety of aortic pathologies—investigating the short-term safety and efficacy as well as long-term durability of this technique.

  • VasCore opens training facility for vascular professionals

    Friday, May 8, 2015  Mass General

    On April 23, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held to celebrate the opening of the VasCore Training and Education Center (VTEC), a groundbreaking facility and meeting hub in downtown Boston that aims to provide hands-on, customized training using the latest advancements in vascular imaging.

Currently Browsing:2014

  • Connecting clinical care and research

    Friday, November 7, 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.

  • Fireman Vascular Center established, Jaff named Chair in Vascular Medicine

    Friday, September 26, 2014  Mass General

    The MGH community had two reasons to celebrate on Sept. 22 – the establishment of the Fireman Vascular Center and the creation of the Paul and Phyllis Fireman Chair in Vascular Medicine.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Arteriovenous malformation triggers a patient's near-fatal hemorrhage

    Monday, September 8, 2014  Mass General

    Software engineer Lori Corbani was never sick. Yet one day, she was rushed to Massachusetts General Hospital after suffering a near-fatal brain hemorrhage triggered by a congenital condition.

  • #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 7, 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.

  • 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 6, 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.

  • Caring for chronic wounds

    Friday, February 14, 2014  Mass General

    With rising life expectancy in the U.S. and the increasing prevalence of chronic medical conditions, the need for advanced treatment of chronic wounds also is on the rise.

Currently Browsing:2013

  • Another First for One of America's Great Healthcare Innovators

    Wednesday, November 13, 2013  Mass General

    On September 9, 2013 the Institute for Heart, Vascular and Stroke Care invited more than 130 visiting international physicians and their guests, in Boston for the 2013 UIP World Congress, to visit and tour their newest facilities.

  • Active again: persevering with PAD

    Friday, September 13, 2013  Mass General

    PAD affects more than 9 million people in the United States, but the disease is often underrecognized by both patients and physicians.

  • #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.

  • Innovating, Translating and Integrating Care in Clinical Electrophysiology

    Wednesday, May 8, 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.

  • Stop leg wounds that don’t heal.

    Monday, April 1, 2013  Mass General

    Sherry, Scovell, MD, vascular surgeon and instructor at Harvard Medical School, explains leg ulcers: what they are, and approaches to treatment and prevention.

  • MGH receives top honor for stroke patients’ quality of care

    Friday, March 15, 2013  Mass General

    The MGH has received a top honor from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) for its commitment to improving its quality of care to stroke patients.

  • Novel Therapeutic Strategies for Systemic Cardiovascular Disease

    Friday, March 8, 2013  Mass General

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

  • Rethink Varicose Veins

    Monday, March 4, 2013  Mass General

    Julianne Stoughton, MD, vascular surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital, discusses options for treating varicose veins.

  • The economics of cardiovascular disease

    Friday, February 1, 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.

  • MGH physician offers tips on avoiding deep vein thrombosis

    Monday, November 19, 2012  Mass General

    Learn more about the signs and symptoms of DVT as well as helpful hints on how to lessen the risk of developing this common but serious vascular condition.

  • Cambria first incumbent to Linton professorship

    Friday, September 28, 2012  Mass General

    Richard Cambria, MD, chief of the MGH Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery and co-director of the Thoracic Aortic Center, is the first incumbent to the Robert R. Linton, MD, Professorship in Surgery in the Field of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at Harvard Medical School.

  • Simple procedures offer new ways to treat varicose veins.

    Friday, September 21, 2012  Mass General

    Sherry, Scovell, MD, vascular surgeon and instructor at Harvard Medical School, explains varicose veins: how they're more than just a cosmetic concern; how they can affect your health, and various methods of treatment and prevention.

  • 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 7, 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.

  • Recurrent DVT treatable even in complex cases

    Thursday, March 29, 2012  Mass General

    March is DVT Awareness Month. Up to 600,000 people are hospitalized in the United States each year for Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT). If left untreated, DVT cases can lead to Pulmonary Emboli, which are blood clots that escape into the circulation and become lodged in the lungs. They result in nearly 60,000 deaths each year.

Currently Browsing:2011

  • Smoking Linked to Vascular Diseases

    Wednesday, November 23, 2011  Mass General

    Quit smoking initiatives provide awareness and resources: featuring Q&A with Michael R. Jaff, medical director of the Mass General Vascular Center

  • Leading the endovascular revolution

    Friday, October 14, 2011  Mass General

    For the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, these are exciting times.

  • Vascular Center Physicians Offer Innovative Solutions to Save Limbs in PAD Patients

    Monday, September 26, 2011  Mass General

    Physicians at the Mass General Vascular Center use minimally invasive alternatives to treat patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD). (From Advances Fall 2011 issue.)

  • In General: Cambria and Kopans

    Friday, July 29, 2011  Mass General

    Hotline - "In General" Awards and Honors: Richard Cambria, MD, chief of the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery and co-director of the Thoracic Aortic Center, was elected 2011-2012 president of the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) on June 17 during the Vascular Annual Meeting in Chicago. ----- Daniel Kopans, MD, founder of the MGH Breast Imaging Division, received a special commendation from the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) and a standing ovation from the more than 800 attendees at its annual meeting in recognition of his dedication and leadership in mammography screening.

  • New Trial Explores Two Sides of Deep Vein Thrombosis Treatment

    Monday, February 14, 2011  Mass General

    Advances Spring 2011 issue. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) affect nearly 1 million Americans each year. For decades, the standard treatment for these patients has been anticoagulation therapy. But for many patients, this may not be the ideal approach.

  • In General awards and honors 1.28.11

    Friday, January 28, 2011  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 1.28.11 In General

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.

  • Education session emphasizes vascular health

    Friday, November 12, 2010  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 11.12.10 Venous disease is a common yet often misunderstood condition affecting more than one million Americans. To share information about vein health and disease prevention, the MGH Vascular Center offered an Oct. 16 patient education event at Mass General West in Waltham.

  • Mass General vascular surgeon named president-elect of medical society

    Tuesday, July 20, 2010  Mass General

    Richard P. Cambria, MD, is the fourth Mass General surgeon to lead the Society for Vascular Surgery, the largest medical society of vascular surgeons.

  • Patient selection criteria and interventional treatment parameters for renal artery stenosis

    Monday, May 17, 2010  Mass General

    The medical community has made great strides treating coronary and carotid artery diseases and reducing mortality associated with myocardial infarctions and strokes. While as many as 3 million Americans have renal artery stenosis (RAS)—a condition that narrows or blocks the vessels that supply blood to the kidneys—RAS is often overlooked and underdiagnosed.

  • Surviving a brain stem stroke

    Wednesday, March 10, 2010  Mass General

    Stroke is one of the leading causes of serious, long-term disability in the United States. The Stroke Service at the Massachusetts General Hospital Vascular Center successfully treat one of emergency medicine’s toughest stroke cases.

  • Stents and surgery both safe for prevention of stroke, study says

    Friday, February 26, 2010  Research

    Investigators from Massachusetts General Hospital revealed the results of the CREST trial, a study that looked at the efficacy of carotid endarterectomy versus stenting in patients with symptomatic carotid stenosis, and found that these two medical procedures are both equally safe and effective.

  • Unparalleled prevention and treatment services target stroke

    Tuesday, January 5, 2010  Clinical

    The Massachusetts General Hospital Stroke and Carotid Artery Disease program, an integral part of the hospital’s Vascular Center, features one of the broadest arrays of stroke prevention, diagnosis, and treatment options available in the United States. The program’s multidisciplinary care model addresses the complexities of stroke care through the integration of sophisticated imaging technologies, advanced clinical care, and cutting-edge research.

Currently Browsing:2009

  • Miracle patient revived after 57 minutes

    Thursday, November 5, 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 3, 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.

  • 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.

  • Nurse recognized for outstanding work with brain aneurysm patients

    Tuesday, June 2, 2009  Mass General

    The Boston Globe recently recognized Deidre Buckley, RN, NP, in its honorary feature, Salute to Nurses. Selected from nurses nominated from across New England, including 23 from Mass General, Buckley stands out as continually going above and beyond the call of duty.

  • Vascular Center physicians keep marathoner in the race

    Tuesday, March 31, 2009  Mass General

    Ana Gamboa Webelman has suffered four venous thromboembolic events, or deep vein blood clots, during her lifetime. The clots threatened to end her days as a runner until Robert Schainfeld, DO, and Stephan Wicky, MD, physicians at the Massachusetts General Hospital Vascular Center, were able to diagnose and treat the underlying cause of the clots - May-Thurner syndrome.

  • DVT: What you should know

    Wednesday, March 18, 2009  Mass General

    Massachusetts General Hospital to join landmark trial for the prevention of Post-Thrombotic Syndrome.

  • 2008 Warren Triennial Prize awarded

    Friday, January 16, 2009  Research

    MGH Hotline 1/16/09 The MGH research community gathered Oct. 29 to celebrate the presentation of the 2008 Warren Triennial Prize to Gary Ruvkun, PhD, of the MGH Department of Molecular Biology, and Victor Ambros, PhD, of the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

  • In memoriam: Alan D. Hilgenberg, MD

    Friday, January 9, 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

  • New thinking and innovation frees patient from fear of aneurysm rupture

    Thursday, November 20, 2008  Mass General

    When Allan Richardson was diagnosed with Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms (AAA), an abnormal enlargement of the aorta, the doctors near his Vermont home offered little hope. But hope was restored after a phone call to the Massachusetts General Hospital Vascular Center.

  • Back on track

    Wednesday, October 8, 2008  Clinical

    When Richard Horgan, age 72, was vacationing with the family at Disney World, he began to speak haltingly - with a slight stutter. Before the week was over, Richard would be diagnosed with stroke, serious kidney problems, and abdominal aortic aneurysm.

  • National vascular experts meet at Mass General to share best practices

    Wednesday, October 8, 2008  Mass General

    Discussions about collaboration, both internally and among other institutions, dominated the agenda of the first Vascular Center Consortium hosted by the Massachusetts General Hospital Vascular Center in Boston on October 6 through 7.

  • Pushing through the miles and beating vascular disease

    Thursday, October 2, 2008  Mass General

    Every year Janice Williams, a 41-year-old dental assistant, runs a 10K to support breast cancer research. In 2001, she finished the race in just 46 minutes, 53 seconds. In 2006, her finishing time slowed down to over 1 hour, 7 minutes.

  • Quick action helps woman recover from DVT and serious complications

    Thursday, October 2, 2008  Mass General

    Nancy Hammer never thought about her vascular health until a day of shopping left her in serious pain. There she was diagnosed with deep-vein thrombosis (DVT).

  • Man gets walking to improve blood flow and overall health

    Wednesday, October 1, 2008  Mass General

    Eugene Tarsky, 73, had never heard of peripheral artery disease (PAD) when he was first diagnosed three years ago. But careful monitoring by doctors and a commitment to reducing his risk factors have kept him healthy and free from complications.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Press Releases

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Currently Browsing:2013

  • Boston Hospital Trio Awarded $25 Million NIH Grant to Study Critical Limb Ischemia - 12/11/2013, Research

    A team of researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston Medical Center and MGH has been awarded $25 million by the National Institutes of Health to conduct a clinical trial comparing traditional bypass surgery with a less invasive treatment alternative for patients with critical limb ischemia.

  • Massachusetts General Hospital combines two minimally invasive procedures to treat atrial fibrillation - 7/1/2013, Mass General

    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.

Currently Browsing:2012

  • Massachusetts General Hospital Ranked #1 in the Nation on U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll - 7/17/2012, Mass General

    Massachusetts General Hospital has moved into the number one spot on the 2012-13 U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Hospitals” list.

  • First Patient Treated in New England in Ventana U.S. Clinical Trial - 3/30/2012, Mass General

    Vascular surgeons at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) treated the first patient in New England in the Ventana U.S. Clinical Trial last week. MGH is one of 25 sites in the U.S. chosen to participate in this prospective, multicenter research study approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the Ventana™ Fenestrated System for the endovascular repair of juxtarenal (JAA) and pararenal (PAA) aortic aneurysms.

Currently Browsing:2010

Currently Browsing:2009

Publications

Currently Browsing:2011

  • Advances at Mass General

    Saturday, January 1, 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 1, 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.

Events

Currently Browsing:2016

  • Optimal Current Treatment in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

    Thursday, April 28, 2016

    Experts from the Massachusetts General Hospital Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery and Harvard Medical School present an in-depth examination of a spectrum of topics related to the management of patients with vascular disease.

Multimedia

  •  Dr. Michael Jaff

    CNN segment on Peripheral Arterial Disease featuring Dr. Michael Jaff

    Dr. Michael Jaff, Medical Director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Fireman Vascular Center, is featured in a CNN segment on Peripheral Arterial Disease.

  • Peter Witts

    Instead of explaining a stroke to 22 third graders,

    we saved their teacher from having one.

  • Talk with your doctor about PAD

    Talk with your doctor about peripheral artery disease

    Deborah Hines, NP, encourages talking with your doctor about peripheral artery disease, a circulatory condition in which arteries narrowed by atherosclerosis reduce blood flow to the limbs, particularly to the legs and arms.

  • Recognize the symptoms of PAD

    Recognize the symptoms of peripheral artery disease

    Michael Jaff, DO, encourages the public to recognize the symptoms of peripheral artery disease, a circulatory condition in which arteries narrowed by atherosclerosis reduce blood flow to the limbs, particularly to the legs and arms.

  • 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.

  • Boston Med

    Trailer for Boston Med

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

  • Massachusetts General Hospital Fireman Vascular Center research milestones slideshow

    Access to new treatments

    Fireman Vascular Center physicians and scientists participate in international research and lead more than 70 clinical trials that evaluate current therapies and investigate new devices to treat vascular disease. These research efforts have led to a number of groundbreaking firsts, bringing innovative new treatments to the patient’s bedside.

  • Michael Jaff, DO

    Michael Jaff, DO, discusses diabetes and its potential complications, such as peripheral artery disease

    Michael Jaff, DO, Medical Director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Fireman Vascular Center, says that if you have diabetes, your odds are 1 in 3 of developing peripheral artery disease, with potentially serious consequences. Learn more about why peripheral artery disease often goes undetected, and how it can be diagnosed and treated.

  • Michael Jaff, DO, explains how knowing your personal and family history may help prevent a stroke

    Michael Jaff, DO, explains how knowing your personal and family history may help prevent a stroke

    Michael Jaff, DO, Medical Director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Fireman Vascular Center explains how carotid artery disease can cause a stroke, unless it is found early and treated, and how you can identify your risk for this condition.

  • Guy Rordorf, MD, recommends an imaging test for anyone with a family history of FMD

    Guy Rordorf, MD, recommends an imaging test for anyone with a family history of FMD

    Guy Rordorf, MD, vascular neurologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital Fireman Vascular Center, says an imaging test can detect fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD), and recommends it for those with a family history of the condition. Learn more about FMD and how it weakens artery walls and can lead to severe hypertension or stroke.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Young stroke victim recovers from basilar artery occlusion

    A young stroke victim experiences a dramatic recovery

    A young stroke victim experiences a dramatic recovery from a life threatening basilar artery occlusion with the help of the Acute Stroke Team and Dr. Aneesh Singhal. Also featuring Dr. Lee Schwamm.

  • Acute Stroke Care: When Time is Critical

    Acute Stroke Care: When Time is Critical

    13 days after giving birth to her son, a young woman suffers a stroke and makes a miraculous recovery. Features Dr. Leslie-Mazwi, Dr. Mehta and Dr. Musolino.Acute Stroke Care: When Time is Critical

  • Prevailing over PAD: Jim's Story

    Prevailing over PAD: Jim's Story

    Jim O’Brien started to experience pain in his legs and difficulty walking, even short distances. He visited Dr. Douglas Drachman at Mass General, who diagnosed him with peripheral artery disease (PAD). While treating Jim for PAD, Mass General found and diagnosed him with liver cancer. The team of doctors collaborated closely to balance the treatment of both diseases.

  • Jessica’s Story: A Stroke Survivor

    Jessica's Story: A Stroke Survivor

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

  • Sean’s Story: A Second Chance

    Sean's Story: A Second Chance

    When Sean Sullivan arrived at the Emergency Department at Mass General, doctors immediately recognized the symptoms of a pulmonary embolism and activated the Pulmonary Embolism Response Team (PERT). With a single call, dozens of Mass General doctors from different specialties were notified of his condition and quickly discussed a treatment plan.

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