Heart & Vascular Center Treatments and Services

The Heart & Vascular Center team includes cardiac surgeons, cardiovascular medicine specialists (cardiologists), vascular surgeons, and other specialized providers who are experts in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of the full range of heart and vascular diseases.

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 this video, Dr. Mark Creager, Director of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Heart & Vascular Center, discusses important facts about heart and vascular disease and how you can keep your heart healthy.

Our treatments and services

Our specialists focus on all types of cardiovascular diseases and conditions, as well as on the development of new, more effective approaches to prevention and treatment.

Cardiac surgery

Expert surgical treatment of conditions ranging from common to rare disorders of the heart

Our advanced surgical options range from open surgeries for mitral valve repair and heart bypass, to minimally invasive approaches performed in collaboration with interventional cardiologists.

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Cardiovascular medicine

Diagnosis and management of a wide range of acquired and congenital cardiovascular diseases

We offer expertise in general cardiology along with specialized areas including:

  • Adult congenital heart disease
  • Heart failure and pulmonary hypertension
  • Electrophysiology
  • Interventional and structural cardiology
  • Preventative cardiology
  • Vascular medicine

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Vascular surgery

Specialized expertise in medical, endovascular, and surgical therapies for diseases that affect the arteries and veins

Our emphasis is on prevention and medical treatment when possible, and less invasive, interventional approaches where appropriate.

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