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:

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Name Specialties Location
Augenbraun, Charles Barry, MD Augenbraun, Charles Barry, MD 203.845.2160
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Interventional Cardiology
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  • Norwalk
Azemi, Talhat, MD Azemi, Talhat, MD
4.9 /5
48 surveys
860.972.5083
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Endovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Vascular Medicine
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  • Hartford
Berman, Jeffrey Neal, MD Berman, Jeffrey Neal, MD 203.254.2452
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
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  • Fairfield
Carreras, Edward Thomas, MD, FACC, FSCAI Carreras, Edward Thomas, MD, FACC, FSCAI 203.380.3910
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Echocardiography
  • Internal Medicine
  • Interventional Cardiology
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  • Stratford
  • Bridgeport
  • Milford
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El Mallah, Wael, MD, PhD El Mallah, Wael, MD, PhD 860.223.0220
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Interventional Cardiology
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  • New Britain
Farrell, William Joseph, MD, FACC Farrell, William Joseph, MD, FACC 203.265.9831
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Nuclear Cardiology
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  • Wallingford
Fram, Daniel Bruce, MD Fram, Daniel Bruce, MD 860.972.5083
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Hartford
Ghantous, Andre Elias, MD, FACC Ghantous, Andre Elias, MD, FACC
4.9 /5
135 surveys
203.269.3791
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Wallingford
Haider, Jawad, MD, FACC, RPVI Haider, Jawad, MD, FACC, RPVI 860.242.8756
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
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  • Bloomfield
  • Hartford
  • Hartford
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Haronian, Howard L., MD, FACC Haronian, Howard L., MD, FACC
4.8 /5
125 surveys
401.596.4499
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
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  • Westerly
  • Hartford
  • Hartford
  • Mystic
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Hirst, Jeffrey Alan, MD Hirst, Jeffrey Alan, MD 860.972.5083
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Hartford
Ingrassia, Joseph James, MD, RPVI Ingrassia, Joseph James, MD, RPVI 860.972.5083
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Echocardiography
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Vascular Medicine
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  • Hartford
  • Winsted
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Joshi, Saurabh, MD, FACC, FSCAI Joshi, Saurabh, MD, FACC, FSCAI 860.972.5048
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Echocardiography
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nuclear Cardiology
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  • Hartford
Jumper, Robert Duva, MD Jumper, Robert Duva, MD 203.445.7093
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
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  • Trumbull
Katsetos, Manny Christos, MD Katsetos, Manny Christos, MD 860.229.6811
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
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  • New Britain
Kiernan, Francis John, MD Kiernan, Francis John, MD 860.972.5083
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Hartford
Kramer, Clifford Russ, MD Kramer, Clifford Russ, MD
4.8 /5
101 surveys
203.874.1512
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Milford
Lorenz, David Patrick, MD, FACC Lorenz, David Patrick, MD, FACC 203.845.2160
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Endovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Vascular Medicine
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  • Norwalk
  • Bridgeport
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Malkin, Robert Douglas, MD Malkin, Robert Douglas, MD 860.229.6811
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Interventional Cardiology
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  • New Britain
McKay, Raymond George, MD McKay, Raymond George, MD 860.972.5083
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Hartford
Piccirillo, Bryan James, MD Piccirillo, Bryan James, MD 860.972.3570
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Hartford
  • Hartford
  • Norwich
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Portnay, Edward Lowell, MD, FACC, FSCAI Portnay, Edward Lowell, MD, FACC, FSCAI 203.353.1133
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Interventional Cardiology
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  • Stamford
  • Fairfield
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Rizvi, Asad Ali, MD Rizvi, Asad Ali, MD
4.9 /5
45 surveys
860.972.5083
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nuclear Cardiology
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  • Hartford
Sadiq, Immad, MD Sadiq, Immad, MD 860.972.5083
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Hartford
Selter, Jared Gideon, MD, FACC Selter, Jared Gideon, MD, FACC 203.445.7093
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nuclear Cardiology
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  • Trumbull
  • Bridgeport
  • Fairfield
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Siegfried, Jonathan S., MD, FACC, FSCAI Siegfried, Jonathan S., MD, FACC, FSCAI
4.7 /5
56 surveys
203.867.5300
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Echocardiography
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Guilford
  • Branford
  • Hamden
  • New Haven
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Our Interventional Cardiology Locations: