Find Your Cardiologist in MA & RI
At Southcoast Health, we understand that with a strong heart you can get more out of life. That is why we help your heart be as healthy as it can be. Our team includes cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, vascular surgeons and specialized NP/PAs who have years of experience in the treatment of cardiovascular disease.
Caring for the heart requires an insightful mind, and our board certified cardiologists, interventional cardiologists, electrophysiologists, structural heart specialists, cardiac surgeons, vascular surgeons are the best and the brightest. With exceptional training, our doctors deliver the compassionate, personal care that our heart and vascular patients deserve.
Offering Innovative AFib Treatment at Charlton Memorial Hospital
Shortly after suffering a stroke four years ago, Doris Pytel was diagnosed with Atrial Fibrillation (AFib).
Affecting around 37 million people, Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) is one of the most common cardiac arrhythmias that causes an irregular heart rhythm, increasing the risk of stroke. If left untreated, AFib can be deadly. Patients suffering from AFib are five times more likely to suffer from a stroke compared to those with regular heart rhythms.
To help reduce the risk of suffering another stroke, Doris was placed on a blood-thinning medication to help prevent serious blood clots from forming. Unfortunately, although necessary, the blood-thinning medication was not the best match for her body.
“This year and last with the medication, I had been bleeding a lot,” she says. “I ended up in the hospital, where I had two blood transfusions, when a doctor recommended that I would be a perfect candidate for the WATCHMAN FLX device.”
After meeting with her doctor to discuss further treatment plans, Doris was able to participate in the Boston Scientific Clinical Trial Champion AF and had the WATCHMAN FLX device implanted on February 2…. continue reading
Leading the Way in Patient Care and Life-changing Procedures
Southcoast Health is enrolling patients in new clinical trials to evaluate the use of a new heart ablation technology designed to treat atrial fibrillation.
“Atrial fibrillation is a serious and pervasive condition that can lead to stroke, which is often debilitating and even deadly,” said Dr. Dr. Peter Cohn, Physician-in-Chief of the Southcoast Cardiovascular Care Center. “We strive for Southcoast Health to be this region’s premiere destination for cardiovascular care and leading-edge technology.”
The Cardiovascular Care Center at Charlton Memorial performs the procedure during the pivotal phase of the research trial that precedes FDA approval. Continue Reading…
World-class Cardiology and Vascular Services
Our cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, vascular surgeons and specialized NP/PAs provide professional cardiovascular care services with leading-edge techniques and advanced treatment plans that are customized to your needs.
- General cardiology consultation (inpatient, outpatient)
- Heart failure
- Structural heart/valve clinic
- Watchman device procedure
- Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
- Hemodynamic support devices (Impella) (cross linked from interventional)
- Adult congenital heart catheter based therapies (PFO, ASD closures)
- Open heart surgery
- Conventional and off-pump coronary bypass grafting
- Aortic, mitral and tricuspid valve repair and replacement
- Aortic aneurysm surgery
- Valve-sparing aortic root replacement
- Adult congenital cardiac defect repair
- Cardiac tumors
- Atrial fibrillation ablation procedures
- Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement
- Hemodynamic support devices (Impella)
- Robotic surgery, daVinci
- Cardiac rehab
- Medical fitness
Non-Invasive Cardiac Testing
- Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE)
- Cardiac coronary CT angiography
- Cardiac MRI
- Cardiac stress testing – exercise stress test, stress echocardiography and nuclear stress testing
- Holter monitors
- Long-term event monitors
- Implantable loop recorders
- Peripheral vascular resistance testing
- Carotid Ultrasound
- Electrocardiogram (EKG)
Comprehensive Emergency Heart Care at Charlton Memorial Hospital
During a cardiac emergency, every second counts, and a fast and accurate diagnosis and treatment of a heart condition gives you the highest likelihood for a full recovery. At the Charlton Memorial Hospital Emergency Room, we offer the most comprehensive emergency heart care in southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
The Cardiac Critical Care team works 24/7 responding to cardiac emergencies and have training in specialty areas, including critical care, cardiology, cardiac catheterization, cardiac anesthesia, and more. Southcoast Health provides advanced monitoring and support equipment, enabling the team to recognize problems promptly and respond effectively. Continue reading…
Receive the Best Heart Care in Southeastern MA & RI
BetterDoctor named us the Best Hospital for Heart Attack Care in New England, and we are ranked eighth in the nation.
Through the Southcoast Heart Center, we are convinced you can be the healthy person you want to be. With this level of care so close to home, there’s no reason to go anywhere else.
Southcoast Health provides cardiac care in Fall River, Dartmouth, New Bedford and Wareham, MA and Rhode Island. We offer general cardiology consultation in our practices throughout the region.