The Interventional Cardiology Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) provides the complete spectrum of diagnostic tests and non-surgical interventional treatments for patients with cardiovascular diseases such as congenital heart disease, coronary heart disease, heart valve disease and peripheral artery disease.
Board-certified interventional cardiologists at BWH’s Heart & Vascular Center perform 4,000 non-invasive, catheter-based procedures each year, including angioplasty and stenting and trans-catheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). They lead a team of multidisciplinary specialists, collaborating with cardiovascular anesthesiology and radiology, endovascular surgery, cardiac surgery and vascular surgery. Along with experienced nurses and specially trained technicians, these specialists provide high quality, innovative care for patients requiring percutaneous coronary interventions. This clinical expertise is enhanced by the team’s access to the best in medical technology at our Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, a state-of-the-art facility located within the Shapiro Cardiovascular Center.
At BWH, we are dedicated to training the next generation of interventional cardiologists through our Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program. Our interventional cardiologists— faculty at Harvard Medical School—are also physician-researchers who have led national and international clinical trials, offering patients the opportunity for new therapies not available elsewhere.
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Patients can make an appointment with one of our Interventional Cardiology Program specialists by calling (857) 307-4000.
Refer a stable or elective patient
To refer a patient for a clinic consult with one of our specialists, please dial (857) 307-4000 or fax the Cardiac Catheterization Request Form with Attention to “Cath Lab Administrative Staff” at (857) 307-1955. Your patient will be seen for a procedure within one week of the request.
Refer an urgent patient
Physicians may refer urgent patients who have symptoms of CAD and a positive ETT directly to our interventional cardiology practice for same-day evaluation and cardiac catheterization. Fax the E2C2 Request Form with Attention to “Cath Lab Administrative Staff” at (857) 307-1955 along with a copy of the most recent office note and the case will be reviewed within one business day.
Refer an emergent patient or inpatient transfer
For direct inpatient transfer and/or directly to lab interventional procedures, call our patient access nurse at (617) 543-4170.
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