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Section Chief: Donald E. Cutlip, MD
Appointments: 617-667-8800

Around-the-Clock PTCA

The CVI's Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory offers elective angioplasty, such as stenting, as well as around-the-clock availability of primary percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA), a common procedure to reopen clogged or damaged coronary arteries.

Perform PTCAs Within 90 Minutes or Less

Our physicians routinely perform PTCAs within 90 minutes or less, from notification of a heart attack to open artery. Time to treatment is the most important factor in ensuring bester results after heart attach. Our results are among the best in the country for achievement of that goal. In conjunction with the MedFlight medical helicopter service and ground transport, similar times are achieved for patients from community hospitals in Boston and within the Route 495 loop.

Board-Certified Cardiologists, Nurses and Technicians

The lab is staffed by 100 percent board-certified cardiologists and nurses and technicians with many years of experience in patient care.

Contact Information

Cardiovascular Medicine
Division of the CardioVascular Institute
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
330 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215