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Carlos I. Mena-Hurtado, MD

Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine, Interventional Cardiology

Affiliated With: Northeast Medical Group, Yale Medicine

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Yale Cardiology Branford, CT 06405
Northeast Medical Group New London, CT 06320
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Biography - Carlos I. Mena-Hurtado, MD

Carlos Mena, MD, is an interventional cardiologist, Director of the Peripheral Vascular Disease Program, and the Co-director of the Vascular Medicine Outcomes Program (VAMOS) at Yale Medicine. He specializes in using minimally invasive procedures to treat conditions in the heart and peripheral vascular system.

Minimally invasive procedures allow doctors to deliver therapies to patients through a catheter threaded through a specific artery, rather than opening the patient’s chest and performing open heart surgery. These procedures allow patients to recover faster and return to their normal lives more quickly. “It’s very gratifying that we’re able to completely change someone’s outcomes within minutes,” says Dr. Mena.

Dr. Mena arrived at Yale for his medical internship in 2001 and stayed on as a resident. He continued at Yale as a fellow, and was recruited to run the vascular medicine program in 2010. Over the years, Dr. Mena has built up the program’s clinical and research programs to be one of the best in the country.

In order to treat his patients effectively, Dr. Mena believes in developing strong relationships with them so that they can feel comfortable telling him about their conditions and asking him questions. “I want them to know that I genuinely care,” he says. “It also allows patients to really get to what is bothering them, what the real issues are, and how best to fix them.”

Dr. Mena also believes in explaining conditions and treatments in easy-to-understand language. As an example, a metaphor that Dr. Mena likes to use for himself is that of a plumber. “That’s something patients can relate to,” he says. “There is a blockage, and I’m going to do it like a plumber would—we’ll go in and fix it.”

In addition to treating patients, Dr. Mena and his colleagues at the peripheral vascular disease program conduct research on treatments for carotid stenosis, a condition that narrows the blood vessels in the neck that carry blood from the heart to the brain, and limb ischemia, a condition that causes severe blockage in the arteries of the lower extremities.

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Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine, Interventional Cardiology

Conditions & Treatments

Angiography, Renal Artery Stenosis, Subclavian Stenting, Wound Care



Education & Training


University de Antioquia


Yale New Haven Hospital


Yale New Haven Hospital


Yale New Haven Hospital

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Yale Cardiology

84 North Main Street
Branford, CT 06405

Main (203) 483-8300
Fax (203) 483-8314

Northeast Medical Group

194 Howard St.
New London, CT 06320

Main (860) 443-0282
Fax (860) 865-2370

Yale New Haven Hospital

789 Howard Ave.
New Haven, CT 06519

Main (203) 737-7673
Fax (203) 737-2437

Yale Cardiology

1389 W Main St
Suite #222
Waterbury, CT 06708

Main (203) 737-7673
Fax (203) 737-2437

Yale New Haven Hospital - Saint Raphael Campus

1450 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Main (203) 789-3363
Fax (203) 789-4081

Wound & Hyperbaric Center

40 Boston Post Road
Limb Preservation Program
Waterford, CT 06385

Main (860) 271-4520
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Northeast Medical Group

90 South St.
Suite 2-138
Rye Brook, NY 10573

Main (203) 737-7673
Fax (203) 737-2437

Yale New Haven Health Heart and Vascular Center

500 West Putnam Avenue
Suite 350
Greenwich, CT 06830

Main (203) 863-4210
Fax (203) 622-1872

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