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When it comes to your heart, you want to know that you are receiving the best care possible. At The University of Vermont Medical Center, our experienced heart specialists provide expert, advanced cardiac treatments for patients with heart and vascular disease.
Cardiac Catheterization in Burlington, VT
Interventional cardiology refers to a specific type of heart care that deals with catheterizations, a procedure we use to diagnose and even treat blockages in the arteries.
We provide compassionate care in three specialized cardiovascular catheterization laboratories, equipped with the most sophisticated equipment available. The newer devices are more advanced than ever before, while providing our specialists with the highest quality images of your heart function.
Cardiac Catheterization: The UVM Medical Center Approach
At The University of Vermont Medical Center, you have access to some of the best cardiac care in the country, right here in Vermont. Our nationally renowned specialists offer a comprehensive menu of treatment options, so we can individualize your treatment plan.
We offer care that is:
Our interventional cardiology program is among the busiest in the country. Our specialists are all board certified and extensively involved in cardiac research and clinical trials. Some of our cardiologists are overseeing multinational trials, pioneering new diagnostic and treatment procedures.
We combine our expertise with a compassionate touch, working with you to individualize your care. We create a treatment plan that offers you the most effective treatment possible.
We work with other departments within the hospital to offer you the services you need. This approach means that you have access to the experienced specialists who can enhance and improve your care. Departments we work with include:
- Cardiothoracic (heart) surgeons
- Electrophysiologists (heart rhythm disorder specialists). Learn more about electrophysiology at The UVM Medical Center.
We are proud to be the first to use groundbreaking treatment procedures:
- We treated the first patient in the U.S. with intracoronary gene therapy
- We are among the first centers in New England to use a bioabsorbable stent, a heart device that completely dissolves within two years
Cardiac Catheterization Treatments: Rapid Care
We often treat patients who need an emergency cardiac catheterization procedure due to a heart attack. We offer rapid, effective treatment so we can save your heart muscle. Our motto is "Saving time saves lives," because treating heart attacks quickly:
- Saves lives
- Limits damage to the heart
"Door-to-balloon time" is a way we measure our success. This refers to the time between your arrival at the hospital and when we clear the blocked artery. Our "door-to-balloon" times are among the best in the nation, greatly exceeding both the national guideline and the national average.
Request an appointment by calling 802-847-2862.