Heart & Vascular

Also known as Cardiology

Advanced cardiovascular care

Heart and Vascular Care at Mount Auburn Hospital

Your heart is one of the most important organs in the body. That’s why it’s important to protect your heart health and seek prompt treatment for heart-related problems. 

If you think you are experiencing a heart attack, call 911.

For top-quality, compassionate heart care, turn to the Saal Family Cardiovascular Center at Mount Auburn Hospital, a Harvard-affiliated facility. Our physicians have deep experience in their specialties, so you can expect results as good as or better than outcomes at a large, regional medical center. And because of our small, personal setting, all your heart doctors closely collaborate to ensure you get well-rounded, coordinated care long-term.

You can feel confident about choosing Mount Auburn Hospital for your care. Learn about our awards and accreditation and our ongoing commitment to quality and safety.

Personalized Touch, Close to Home 

We pride ourselves on giving expert, personalized care close to where you live and work. We take the time to get to know you, your health situation and your goals. This way, we can create a customized heart and vascular treatment plan that’s best for you.  

Your heart and vascular team has a close working relationship with other expert teams across Mount Auburn Hospital. If you need other services — such as radiology, surgery or primary care — we’ll seamlessly coordinate your care.  

Our Cardiovascular Experts

Our experienced and caring cardiologists and vascular surgeons are here to provide you with advanced, comprehensive care.

Comprehensive Cardiovascular Care

We provide the full spectrum of services to treat heart and vascular conditions, in a comfortable, convenient setting.
Conditions We Treat

At Mount Auburn Hospital, find excellent care for these and other heart and vascular conditions:

  • Adult congenital heart disease 
  • Aortic aneurysm 
  • Arrhythmia, including atrial fibrillation (Afib) and atrial flutter 
  • Chest pain (angina)
  • Coronary artery disease (CAD) 
  • Heart failure 
  • Heart infections, such as pericarditis 
  • Heart problems present at birth, including atrial septal defect and ventricular septal defect 
  • Ischemic heart disease 
  • Valve conditions, such as aortic valve regurgitation and mitral valve stenosis 
  • Valvular heart disease  
Our Services

Take advantage of Mount Auburn Hospital’s wide range of heart and vascular services:

  • Advanced diagnostic tests, including cardiac catheterization
  • Anticoagulation Clinic to help you manage blood-thinning medications 
  • Cardiac rehabilitation that strengthens your heart and improves your health 
  • Cardiac surgery that leads to outstanding outcomes:
    • Aortic surgery 
    • Bypass surgery
    • Cardiothoracic surgery
    • Catheter-based valve repair
    • Valve surgery
    • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)
    • Watchman procedure (catheter-based left atrial appendage occlusion)
  • Electrophysiology services that diagnose and treat irregular heartbeats (arrhythmia)
  • Structural heart program to manage structural heart disease
  • Vascular surgery provided by expert surgeons
Extensive Heart & Vascular Tests

Your physician may advise you to get one of these tests: 

  • Cardiac catheterization: Looks inside your blood vessels to determine whether you have coronary artery disease. 
  • Echocardiogram: Uses sound waves to create pictures of your heart. 
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG): Attaches painless electrodes to your skin to measure your heart’s electrical signals. 
    • Holter monitor: Acts like a portable EKG that you wear for a day or two so it can continuously monitor your heart’s electrical activity. 
    • Event monitor: Worn over time and records your heart’s electrical signals only when you experience symptoms. 
  • Electrophysiology study: Threads a thin wire through your blood vessels up to your heart to record its activity. 
  • Stress test: Uses exercise or medication to speed up your heartbeat so doctors can measure how your heart responds. 
    • Nuclear stress test: Gives you an injection of a mildly radioactive dye that shows up on a special camera and reveals where blood flows in your heart as you exercise. 
  • Tilt table test: Has you lie on a flat table that then tilts so doctors can measure your heart’s response and see whether you faint. 
  • Vascular studies: Use noninvasive methods, including Doppler ultrasound, to measure blood flow in your arteries and veins.
Cardiovascular Diagnosis & Screening

Take charge of your well-being at Mount Auburn Hospital with sophisticated screenings and diagnostic tests for your heart and blood vessels. 

Screenings help reveal your risk of heart attack, stroke or other conditions before you experience symptoms. If a screening reveals an abnormality, or you notice signs of a cardiovascular condition, diagnostic tools pinpoint the cause. Then, your doctor can recommend personalized treatments that keep you as healthy as possible. 

Services & Specialties

Our heart and vascular providers work with these and other specialty areas to deliver heart care.

Make an Appointment

To speak with a member of our Cardiovascular team, please give us a call.