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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.

Listen to Your Heart

On a sunny day in April, Pete was busy painting the interior of a home in Chester, Vermont when he began to experience chest pain. At first he brushed it off as a slight inconvenience. As the minutes ticked by he realized he needed serious, life-saving care. Little did he know he was also going to change the life of his soon-to-be cardiologist, Dr. Eric Rothstein.

How we advance patient care, research, and education

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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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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Heart & Vascular Center recognized by U.S. News & World Report for 2023-2024

Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center is rated as high-performing in abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, aortic valve surgery, heart attack, heart bypass surgery, and heart failure by U.S. News & World Report in 2023-2024.