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Heart and Vascular Center

The Heart & Vascular Center is part of a nationally recognized academic health system which 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. Our participation in research and clinical trials contributes to the development of new technologies, and provides you potential access to new therapies not widely available.

We have 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.

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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.

How we advance patient care, research and education

Learn more about Cardiovascular Disease

Often called simply "heart disease", cardiovascular disease refers to conditions and diseases of the heart and blood vessels, which carry blood throughout the body. Cardiovascular disease can dramatically affect your health. Narrowing of blood vessels can cause a heart attack or stroke, impair walking or result in limb loss. Heart failure, heart valve problems, and arrhythmia - when the heart beats too fast or too slow - can affect how well the heart works. In the following video, Dr. Mark Creager, Medical Director of the Heart & Vascular Center, offers information that everyone should know about heart and vascular disease.

Support Our Cardiovascular Research and Community Education Programs

Dartmouth-Hitchcock 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. Learn more here.

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