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
Abreu, Joseph Edward, MD, FACC 860.489.1132
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Torrington
Agarwal, Arun, MD 860.223.0220
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
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  • New Britain
Agin, Elliot David, MD, FACC 203.874.1512
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Echocardiography
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Milford
Aitcheson, Elizabeth, MD, MPH, RPVI 860.522.4158
  • Endovascular Surgery
  • General Surgery
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  • Hartford
  • Glastonbury
  • Mystic
  • Norwich
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Aithal, Keshava Harthattu, MD, FACC, FACP 860.636.2010
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nuclear Cardiology
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  • Middletown
  • Marlborough
  • Old Saybrook
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Ali, Ayyaz, MD, PhD 860.696.5520
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Hartford
Alter, Eric Louis, MD 203.254.2452
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Echocardiography
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Fairfield
  • Stratford
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Altszuler, David Jay, MD 203.265.9831
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Glastonbury
  • Wallingford
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Amsdell, Jacqueline, PA-C 860.696.5520
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Hartford
Arora, Bhaskar Leelakrishna, MD, FACC, FASE 860.972.2976
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Echocardiography
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nuclear Cardiology
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  • Hartford
Arora, Sabeena, MD 860.886.0023
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Norwich
Atef, Amr Mohamed, MD 860.886.0023
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Norwich
  • Willimantic
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Augenbraun, Charles Barry, MD 203.663.7900
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Interventional Cardiology
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  • Norwalk
Ayach, Mouhanad, MD, RPVI 860.522.4158
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Endovascular Surgery
  • General Surgery
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  • Hartford
  • Plainville
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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
Bailey, Allison L., PA-C 860.522.4158
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Glastonbury
Beach, Yan, APRN 860.276.5107
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Southington
Berman, Jeffrey Neal, MD 203.254.2452
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
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  • Fairfield
Bhatt, Paras Satish, MD 860.889.9180
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Norwich
  • Mystic
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Birney, Paige M., PA-C 203.576.6000
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Bridgeport
Blattman, Seth Barak, MD 203.382.1900
  • Vascular Surgery
  • General Surgery
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  • Fairfield
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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Boston, Meagane, APRN 860.545.5000
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Hartford
Bovino, Leonie, APRN 203.576.6000
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Bridgeport

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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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