Heart & Vascular Institute at Backus Hospital

The beat goes on: Top notch cardiac care close to home.

20171020-Backus-Hospital-05-1175x600.jpgAs part of Hartford HealthCare, Backus Hospital is able to bring the outstanding care of the Heart & Vascular Institute – a national leader in heart disease prevention, treatment, surgery and research – to our patients in eastern Connecticut.

We know that comfort and convenience is important, and we’ve combined skilled clinicians and state-of-the-art technology to offer comprehensive cardiovascular care that includes:

  • Electrocardiogram
  • Echocardiogram (transthoracic and transesophageal)
  • Holter and 30-day test monitoring
  • Stress testing (ETT, stress nuclear, stress echo pharmacologic)
  • Vascular testing arterial, vascular testing for PVD, venous testing and CT angiography
  • Pacemaker insertion and follow-up care
  • Full outpatient device clinic
  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Heart failure resource center

In addition, patients needing advanced care such as bypass and transplant can be transferred seamlessly to Hartford Hospital, often in less than an hour with LIFE STAR, which is stationed at Backus.


Heart & Vascular Services Provided at Backus Hospital

  • Automated Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator
  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services
  • Electrical Cardioversion
  • E-4 cardiology inpatient unit
  • Left Heart Catheterization
  • Pacemaker
  • Right Heart Catheterization
  • Radial Cardiac Catheterization
  • Transesophageal Echocardiogram (TEE)

Our Heart & Vascular Specialists:

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Name Specialties Location
Agarwal, Arun, MD
860.223.0220
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
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  • New Britain
Arcoleo, James Anthony, DO
860.749.1985
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Endovascular Medicine
  • Vascular Medicine
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  • Enfield
Atef, Amr Mohamed, MD
860.886.0023
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Norwich
  • Willimantic
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Azemi, Talhat, MD
860.972.5083
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Endovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Vascular Medicine
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  • Hartford
Bleich, Steven, MD
860.522.0604
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Hartford
Borer, Steven Michael, DO, FACC
860.522.5712
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nuclear Cardiology
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  • Hartford
  • Farmington
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Borkowski, Robert D., MD
860.229.6811
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
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  • New Britain
Bozeman, Patricia K., APRN, CVN
860.522.4158
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Hartford
  • Plainville
  • Southington
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Bradbury, William Michael, MD, FACC
860.963.7519
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Putnam
  • Plainfield
  • Plainfield
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Canter, Lisa Tammy, MD, FACC
860.963.7519
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Putnam
  • Plainfield
  • Plainfield
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Cardon, James Pratt, MD, FACC
860.263.3540
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Farmington
  • Hartford
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Casey, David Madigan, MD
860.258.3477
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nuclear Cardiology
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  • Glastonbury
  • Wethersfield
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Charron, Jaime, APRN
860.456.2898
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Willimantic
Chaudhry, Waseem, MD
860.972.5536
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Echocardiography
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nuclear Cardiology
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  • Hartford
  • Farmington
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Cheema, Mohiuddin, MD
860.696.5520
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Endovascular Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery
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  • Hartford
Ching, Gilbert G., MD
860.223.0220
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
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  • New Britain
Clarke Jr., Brian H., PA-C
860.969.5533
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Hartford
Cosentino, Marianne Therese, APRN
203.678.1050
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Wallingford
Coulis, Natalie Elizabeth, PA-C
203.678.1050
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Wallingford
Crespo, Eric Michael, MD, FACC, FHRS
860.972.1506
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
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  • West Hartford
  • Hartford
  • Hartford
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Cronin, Edmond Michael, MD
860.972.1506
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Hartford
  • Hartford
  • New Britain
  • West Hartford
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Curtis, Lauren E., APRN
860.972.3570
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Hartford
Divinagracia, Thomas V., MD
860.522.4158
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Endovascular Surgery
  • General Surgery
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  • Hartford
  • Glastonbury
  • Plainville
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Dougherty, Kevin Russell, MD, FACC
860.522.0604
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nuclear Cardiology
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  • Hartford
  • Enfield
  • Glastonbury
  • Wethersfield
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Duncan, Brett Hunter, MD, FACC
860.522.5712
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nuclear Cardiology
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  • Hartford
  • Farmington
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Other Backus Hospital Heart & Vascular Locations:

Hartford HealthCare Medical Group Cardiology
164 Otrobando Ave.
Norwich, CT 06360
Phone:  860.886.0023
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Henry Low Heart Center at Hartford Hospital
85 Seymour Street
Hartford, CT 06106
Phone: 866.668.5070
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Heart & Vascular Care at Backus Hospital


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