Interventional Cardiology

The Heart & Vascular Institute’s cardiac catheterization program, with more than 4,500 procedures each year, ranks among the most substantial in the Northeast.

“Science and research studies have consistently shown that high-volume proceduralists have the lowest complication rates compared with lower-volume operators,” says Dr. Jeffrey Hirst, an interventional cardiologist who joined the Hartford Hospital staff in 1987. “Our sole commitment to the Catheterization Lab also gives us the ability to organize and execute more complex procedures that the patient otherwise could not get in the state. And we routinely perform new cath-lab interventional techniques before any other cath-lab in the region.”

The Heart & Vascular Institute also believes in offering patients the least intrusive procedures with quicker recovery and a shorter hospital stay. That’s why up to 70 percent of our procedures are now performed using the wrist, not the femoral artery (groin), as the catheter's entry point. This represents a rapid acceleration of a national trend: In 2015, only about 30 percent of catheterization cases in the United States entered through the wrist.

The breadth of services offered by the Heart & Vascular Institute’s cardiac catheterization program is rare in New England, with everything from diagnostic testing to life-saving treatment for heart-attack patients airlifted by Life Star helicopter, a Hartford HealthCare signature.


What Is Interventional Cardiology?

Interventional cardiology is a type of specialized cardiology that diagnoses and treats heart disease using a thin tube called a catheter that’s inserted into an artery or vein in the wrist or groin and guided to the heart.

Through a catheter, the interventional cardiologist can place stents that keep blood vessels open or a device to treat a heart-valve disorder. Using the same methods, your doctor can also evaluate the heart – if it’s pumping properly and if the valves open and close as they should – with a test that combines X-rays and dye injected into the veins.


Heart & Vascular Institute’s Interventional Cardiology

Meet our Interventional Cardiologists:

Zain Ahmed

 

Interventional Cardiology

Consulting Cardiologists, PC
Glastonbury, CT 06033
More Locations
Wallingford, CT 06492
Mohammed Al-Damluji

 

Interventional Cardiology

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Heart & Vascular Institute
Middletown, CT 06457
Charles Augenbraun

 

Cardiovascular Medicine

Cardiology Associates of Fairfield County, LLC
I-Park
Norwalk, CT 06851
Talhat Azemi

4.9

Interventional Cardiology

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Heart & Vascular Institute at Hartford Hospital
Hartford, CT 06106
More Locations
Norwich, CT 06360
Jeffrey Berman

 

Interventional Cardiology

Cardiology Associates of Fairfield County, LLC
Fairfield, CT 06824
More Locations
Fairfield, CT 06824
Edward Carreras

 

Cardiovascular Medicine

Cardiology Associates of Fairfield County, LLC
Stratford, CT 06614
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Milford, CT 06461
Bridgeport, CT 06610
Wael El Mallah

 

Cardiovascular Medicine

Starling Physicians
New Britain, CT 06052
William Farrell

 

Cardiovascular Medicine

Consulting Cardiologists, PC
Wallingford, CT 06492
Daniel Fram

 

Interventional Cardiology

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Heart & Vascular Institute at Hartford Hospital
Hartford, CT 06106
Andre Ghantous

4.9

Interventional Cardiology

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Heart & Vascular Institute
Wallingford, CT 06492
Howard Haronian

4.9

Interventional Cardiology

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Heart & Vascular Institute
Westerly, RI 02891
More Locations
Hartford, CT 06106
Hartford, CT 06106
Mystic, CT 06355
Ahmed Hussein

 

Interventional Cardiology

Medical Group Hartford Hospital Department of Cardiology
Hartford, CT 06106
Joseph Ingrassia

5

Interventional Cardiology

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Heart & Vascular Institute at Hartford Hospital
Hartford, CT 06106
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Winsted, CT 06098
Osman Jaffer

 

Interventional Cardiology

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Heart & Vascular Institute
Derby, CT 06418
Saurabh Joshi

 

Interventional Cardiology

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Heart & Vascular Institute at Hartford Hospital
Hartford, CT 06106
Robert Jumper

 

Interventional Cardiology

Cardiology Associates of Fairfield County, LLC
Trumbull, CT 06611
More Locations
Fairfield, CT 06824
Manny Katsetos

 

Interventional Cardiology

Lexington Cardiology Associates, LLC
New Britain, CT 06052
Clifford Kramer

4.8

Interventional Cardiology

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Heart & Vascular Institute
Hartford HealthCare Health Center
Milford, CT 06461
David Lorenz

 

Interventional Cardiology

Cardiology Associates of Fairfield County, LLC
I-Park
Norwalk, CT 06851
More Locations
Bridgeport, CT 06610
Robert Malkin

 

Cardiovascular Medicine

Lexington Cardiology Associates, LLC
New Britain, CT 06052
Sarfaraz Memon

 

Interventional Cardiology

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Heart & Vascular Institute at Hartford Hospital
Hartford, CT 06106
More Locations
Norwich, CT 06360
Boskey Patel

 

Interventional Cardiology

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Heart & Vascular Institute at Hartford Hospital
Hartford, CT 06106
Bryan Piccirillo

4.9

Interventional Cardiology

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Heart & Vascular Institute at Hartford Hospital
Hartford, CT 06106
More Locations
Norwich, CT 06360
Edward Portnay

 

Interventional Cardiology

Cardiology Associates of Fairfield County, LLC
Stamford, CT 06905
Asad Rizvi

 

Interventional Cardiology

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Heart & Vascular Institute at Hartford Hospital
Hartford, CT 06106
More Locations
Norwich, CT 06360
Immad Sadiq

4.7

Interventional Cardiology

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Heart & Vascular Institute at Hartford Hospital
Hartford, CT 06106
More Locations
Norwich, CT 06360
Jared Selter

 

Interventional Cardiology

Cardiology Associates of Fairfield County, LLC
Trumbull, CT 06611
More Locations
Bridgeport, CT 06610
Fairfield, CT 06824
Jonathan Siegfried

4.8

Interventional Cardiology

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Heart & Vascular Institute
Sound Medical Center
Guilford, CT 06437
More Locations
Branford, CT 06405
Hamden, CT 06517
New Haven, CT 06519
Craig Thompson

 

Interventional Cardiology

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Heart & Vascular Institute at Hartford Hospital
Hartford, CT 06106

Our Interventional Cardiology Locations: