Because heart and vascular health issues are often interrelated, the CardioVascular Institute has created an organization of three divisions -- Cardiovascular Medicine, Cardiac Surgery and Vascular and Endovascular Surgery -- in which 600 professionals work closely across specialties to provide you and your family with great care.
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Cardiovascular Medicine has a long and distinguished history in cardiovascular treatments, research and scientific discovery. From inventing the first pacemaker to be used in humans, to creating one of the first coronary intensive care units (ICU) in Boston, BIDMC has been a pioneer in the field of cardiology since the early 1900s.
Cardiac Surgery offers expert surgical care for heart disease, including atrial fibrillation, coronary artery disease, heart failure and structural defects such as valve disease. Our Boston-based surgeons, all Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians, practice both minimally invasive and open surgical techniques.
Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Vascular and Endovascular Surgery offers comprehensive care for all diseases and conditions affecting veins and arteries, as well as nationally prominent research and education programs. Known for both open surgery and minimally invasive (endovascular) techniques, our Boston-based specialists are all Harvard Medical School faculty.