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Centers of Excellence

Heart & Vascular Center

Heart & Vascular Innovation Timeline

  • 2016 - First to Implant the HeartMate 3 in New England
  • 2016 - Innovating the Future of Cardiovascular Therapies Focusing on Angiotensin Receptor Neprilysin and PCSK9 Inhibitors
  • 2015 - First in New England to Implant Remote/Wireless Hemodynamic Monitor for Heart Failure Patients
  • 2013 - Performed the World's First Transcatheter Implantation of a Potts Shunt in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
  • 2012 - First Total Artificial Heart Transplant in New England
  • 2012 - Implanted New England's First Subcutaneous Heart Defibrillator (S-ICD)
  • 2012 - Launched the Heart & Vascular Center
  • 2011 - Pioneered Concept and Use of Systems Biology and Network Medicine
  • 2008 - Opened the Carl J. and Ruth Shapiro Cardiovascular Center
  • 2003 - Proved Statins Reduce Inflammation and Halve Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke
  • 2000 - Linked Inflammation as a Driver of Atherosclerotic Events
  • 1994 - Demonstrated ACE Inhibitors after Heart Attacks Prevent Heart Failure
  • 1989 - Discovered Aspirin Prevents Heart Attacks
  • 1989 - Mapped the Gene for Familial Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • 1984 - Launched the TIMI Trials and Pioneered Clot-busting Therapy
  • 1984 - Performed New England's First Heart Transplant
  • 1972 - First in New England to Use Porcine Grafts
  • 1962 - Invented Defibrillation and Cardioversion
  • 1951 - Devised the Gorlin Formula to Quantify Valvular Stenosis
  • 1944 - World's First Catheterization of the Right Heart and Pulmonary Artery
  • 1923 - Performed the World's First Successful Heart Valve Surgery

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