Heart & Vascular Center

Celebrate your heart

February is National Heart Month.

Understanding the signs and symptoms of a heart attack can save your life. Knowing your numbers and getting screened for high blood pressure are your first steps to controlling your risk.

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The Heart & Vascular Center, part of a nationally recognized academic health system, provides expert, coordinated care for diseases of the heart and blood vessels. This results in the highest level of expertise and a wide range of options for you during the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of heart disease.

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We provide 24/7 heart attack care and treat more than 800 patients with heart attacks every year, more than most other academic health centers in New England. Our heart attack care is among the best in the nation, with some of the lowest mortality rates reported (less than 4%). Our focus is on compassionate care that helps you to live longer and better.

How we advance patient care, research, and education

Heart and Vascular Center patient, Ellen, shares photos of her experience as a Fulbright scholar with Edita Pllana-Pruthi, MD  and Cynthia Taub, MD.

Fulbright Scholarship Brings Kosovan Cardiologist to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center

Edita Pllana-Pruthi's visit at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center is supported by a Fulbright Scholarship, which promotes cultural exchange through post-college work, study, and research.

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In this video, patients share their story about how the doctors and nurses at the Heart & Vascular Center saved their life.

Support our cardiovascular research and community education programs

Our programs thrive on your generous support. Please consider making a gift to support HVC CARES—our community awareness and education program—or our cardiovascular research initiatives.

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Heart & Vascular Center recognized by U.S. News & World Report for 2022-2023

Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center is rated as high-performing in aortic valve surgery, heart attack, heart bypass surgery, and heart failure by U.S. News & World Report in 2022-2023.

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U.S. News & World Report Aortic Valve Surgery badge - 22-23
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U.S. News & World Report Heart Attack badge - 22-23
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U.S. News & World Report Heart Bypass Surgery badge - 22-23
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U.S. News & World Report Heart Bypass Surgery badge - 22-23

Pulmonary Hypertension Program award

Our Pulmonary Hypertension Program has been designated as a Regional Clinical Program (RCP) by the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA).

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