When looking for a Boston cardiology specialist or a Boston cardiology care center, patients can receive world-class care at the Carl J. and Ruth Shapiro Cardiovascular Center at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH).
Opened in 2008, this Boston cardiology and vascular disease treatment center is a world-class medical facility staffed by some of the country's leading cardiology and vascular care specialists. Patients at the Center receive the most innovative and comprehensive care for diseases of the heart, circulatory system and blood vessels.
The Center has the most comprehensive team of cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, vascular surgeons, cardiac anesthesiologists, cardiovascular radiologists, cardiovascular nurses and other health care professionals who collaborate closely and coordinate efforts to offer each patient the most advanced care possible.
The Center's cardiology medicine research program is world-renowned and has helped produce many new therapies for cardiology and vascular disease treatment. Clinical trials have helped demonstrate, for instance, that thrombolytic therapy could significantly raise a patient's chances for survival after a heart attack, and aspirin can help prevent a heart attack, that ACE inhibitors could have a life-saving impact, and that cholesterol-lowering medicine could help save the lives of patients after a first heart attack.
From heart failure treatment to bypass surgery to mitral valve replacement, services at the Center are provided with the care and compassion one expects from an institution that has consistently received praise as one of America's best hospitals.
Brigham and Women's Hospital – a Boston cardiology research pioneer
The first successful mitral valve repair surgery in the world. For nearly a century, Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston has pioneered cardiology surgery techniques. Some of the milestones include:
- The first heart transplant in New England.
- The first implant of a left ventricular assist device in New England.
- The first heart lung transplant in Massachusetts.
- The first hospital in the region to perform an entire operation using robotics
BWH also is one of the first five hospitals nationwide to perform minimally invasive mitral and aortic valve surgery.
Cardiology services in Longwood Medical area of Boston
Many of the BWH cardiology practices are located at the Carl J. and Ruth Shapiro Cardiovascular Center at the hospital's main campus in the Longwood Medical area, at 75 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02115.
The cardiovascular center is one of five Centers of Excellence at the Boston campus. Other centers include Cancer, Neurosciences, Women's Health, and Orthopedics and Arthritis. Learn more about the Boston Cardiology Center at Brigham and Women's Hospital.