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February is heart month

Get Smart with Your Heart

February is American Heart Month, a great time to start – or continue – making smart choices that will pay off the rest of your life.

To your heart health:


How We Care for Your Heart

Our Heart and Vascular Center (HVC) is a global leader focused on prevention and treatment of cardiovascular conditions from infants to adults. With our Care Signature, every patient receives the highest standard of care at any of our many Yale New Haven Health locations. 

Heart and Vascular Center specialties include cardiology, cardiac and vascular surgery, and a full range of subspecialties as well as clinical research through Yale School of Medicine. Our acclaimed cardiac surgery team performs procedures at Bridgeport and Yale New Haven hospitals. We have Heart and Vascular Center services in Connecticut, Westerly, Rhode Island, and Westchester County, New York. That makes it easy for you to find a doctor or service at the right time, in the right location. 

Bridgeport Hospital

HVC provides a range of services with exceptional clinical expertise in several areas including cardiac surgery, cardio-oncology, electrophysiology, heart failure, interventional cardiology, interventional radiology, noninvasive cardiac imaging, structural heart disease and vascular surgery. Varied services are available at Milford Campus and outpatient locations.

Learn more about heart and vascular services at Bridgeport Hospital.

Greenwich Hospital

Advanced Heart and Vascular Center services include cardiac ablation, cardiac catheterization, emergency angioplasty, pacemaker and defibrillator (ICD) implantation, as well as vascular procedures including lower extremity angioplasty and stenting, carotid artery angiogram and stenting and vein ablations. Many services are available at our outpatient locations.

Learn more about heart and vascular services at Greenwich Hospital.

Lawrence + Memorial Hospital

L+M is the only hospital in eastern Connecticut and southern Rhode Island to perform elective angioplasty for patients with coronary artery disease and emergency angioplasty for victims of acute heart attack. HVC also offers stenting procedures, pacemaker and defibrillator placement. Many services are available at our outpatient locations.

Learn more about heart and vascular services at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital.

Westerly Hospital

Among HVC offerings are electrophysiology services including treatment of atrial fibrillation, heart blocks and ventricular arrhythmias. The hospital offers cardiac catheterization and pacemaker and defibrillator implantation. Tests include treadmill and nuclear stress testing, echocardiography, transesophageal echocardiography and ultrasound.

Learn more about heart and vascular services at Westerly Hospital.

Yale New Haven Hospital

We are an acclaimed center for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and aortic and mitral valve repair and replacement. HVC specialty areas include cardiac and vascular surgery, cardiomyopathy, cardiovascular genetics, cardiovascular imaging, congenital heart disease, electrophysiology, heart failure, interventional radiology, structural heart disease. Many services are available at our outpatient locations.

Learn more about heart and vascular services at Yale New Haven Hospital.

Yale New Haven Children's Heart Center

The Center offers comprehensive medical, interventional and surgical treatments of pediatric cardiac conditions including heart murmurs, congenital heart disease, atrial and ventricular septal defects (hole in heart), congestive heart disease and heart failure. The Center is certified by United Network for Organ Sharing to offer pediatric heart transplant and a mechanical cardiac assist device program. Many services are available at our Pediatric Specialty Centers.

Learn more about Yale New Haven Children's Heart Center.