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CardioVascular Center

For decades, patients and referring physicians have turned to Tufts Medical Center for cardiovascular care when the situation is serious and the need for collaboration and coordination are paramount. The Tufts MC CardioVascular Center spans across Cardiology, Cardiac Surgery and Vascular Medicine and Surgery, where physicians and teams work hand-in-hand to provide frictionless care, leading-edge advancements and exceptional training opportunities.
Amanda Vest, MD, Director of the Advanced Heart Failure Program at Tufts Medical Center, is talking to cardiovascular patient during a clinic appointment.
Heart of the Matter

At Tufts Medical Center’s CardioVascular Center, we focus on excellence and collaboration, always keeping the patient at the center of all we do. Individuals from around the country seek out our teams to provide expert services. We are the region’s largest heart failure and cardiac transplant program, giving new life to more transplant patients than any other New England program in the last 10 years. We are experts in specialized procedures to address complex valvular and structural heart disorders, cardiac arrhythmias and atherosclerotic disease throughout the heart and body.

We work collaboratively with physicians and clinicians throughout Eastern Massachusetts and Northern New England, so that we can provide our specialty expertise and still have much of a patient’s care delivered locally.

Our training programs in all aspects of cardiac and vascular care are developing the next generation of expert clinicians and investigators.

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Our divisions

  • Vascular Medicine and Surgery
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Our institutes

Our research endeavors delve into the molecular and cellular mechanisms involved in cardiovascular disease, providing the basis for developing novel therapies. We are one of the world leaders in developing and deploying advanced devices to assist and support the failing heart. We have active research programs in every aspect of cardiac and vascular disease, from bench to bedside.

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Heart failure
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Changes in Skeletal Muscle Thickness in Patients with Acute Heart Failure.

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Advanced heart failure
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Analysis of Lumbar Spine Stenosis Specimens for Identification of Transthyretin Cardiac Amyloidosis
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Residencies + fellowships
  • Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Combined Program in Interventional Cardiology an Advanced Heart Failure
  • Echocardiograph and Advanced Cardiac Imaging
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Our leadership

Our leadership team gives us the guidance and support we need to ensure that the clinical, research and training goals of the department are met.

  • Chief Physician Executive, The CardioVascular Center: Marvin A. Konstam, MD
  • Chief, Division of Cardiology: James E. Udelson, MD 
  • Chief, Division of Cardiac Surgery: Frederick Y. Chen, MD, PhD
  • Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery: Payam Salehi, MD, PhD
Cynthia Enright, NP using a stethoscope to check a patient's heart during an EP (Electrophysiology) lab appointment at Tufts Medical Center.
Our locations

From regular office visits to inpatient stays, our specialists across Tufts Medicine offer the best in healthcare, when and where our patients need it.

Nurse Practitioner, Natalie Bonvie-Hill, listening to patient's heart with a stethoscope during a cardiovascular appointment at Tufts Medical Center.
Our doctors + care team

Our specialists and care team members across Tufts Medicine deliver unmatched healthcare with a personalized touch.

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