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 Abreu, Joseph Edward, MD, FACC
4.8 /5
234 surveys
860.489.1132
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Torrington
  • Winsted
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Agarwal, Arun, MD Agarwal, Arun, MD 860.223.0220
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
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  • New Britain
Agin, Elliot David, MD, FACC Agin, Elliot David, MD, FACC
4.8 /5
230 surveys
203.874.1512
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Echocardiography
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Milford
Aitcheson, Elizabeth, MD, MPH, RPVI Aitcheson, Elizabeth, MD, MPH, RPVI
5.0 /5
46 surveys
860.522.4158
  • Endovascular Surgery
  • General Surgery
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  • Hartford
  • Mystic
  • Norwich
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Aithal, Keshava Harthattu, MD, FACC, FACP Aithal, Keshava Harthattu, MD, FACC, FACP
4.9 /5
152 surveys
203.678.1050
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nuclear Cardiology
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  • Middletown
  • Old Saybrook
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Al-Damluji, Mohammed, MD Al-Damluji, Mohammed, MD 860.636.2010
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
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  • Middletown
Ali, Ayyaz, MD, PhD Ali, Ayyaz, MD, PhD
5.0 /5
62 surveys
860.696.5520
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Hartford
Alter, Eric Louis, MD, FACC, RPVI Alter, Eric Louis, MD, FACC, RPVI 203.254.2452
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Echocardiography
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nuclear Cardiology
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  • Fairfield
  • Fairfield
  • Milford
  • Stratford
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Altszuler, David Jay, MD Altszuler, David Jay, MD 203.265.9831
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Glastonbury
  • Wallingford
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Angeli, Angelina, APRN Angeli, Angelina, APRN 203.254.2452
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Fairfield
Arjun, Sneha, MD Arjun, Sneha, MD 860.242.8756
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Bloomfield
Arora, Sabeena, MD Arora, Sabeena, MD
4.9 /5
65 surveys
860.972.1212
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Hartford
Asseo, Corrie, PA-C 203.576.5708
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Bridgeport
Atef, Amr Mohamed, MD Atef, Amr Mohamed, MD
4.9 /5
222 surveys
860.886.0023
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Norwich
  • Willimantic
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Augenbraun, Charles Barry, MD Augenbraun, Charles Barry, MD 203.845.2160
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Interventional Cardiology
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  • Norwalk
Awa, Wendy, APRN 203.576.6177
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Bridgeport
Ayach, Mouhanad, MD, RPVI Ayach, Mouhanad, MD, RPVI
4.9 /5
42 surveys
860.223.0800
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Endovascular Surgery
  • General Surgery
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  • Plainville
  • New Britain
  • Winsted
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Azemi, Talhat, MD, FACC Azemi, Talhat, MD, FACC
4.9 /5
54 surveys
860.972.5083
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Echocardiography
  • Endovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Vascular Medicine
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  • Hartford
  • Norwich
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Bailey, Allison L., PA-C Bailey, Allison L., PA-C
5.0 /5
39 surveys
860.522.4158
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Glastonbury
  • Farmington
  • Mystic
  • Norwich
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Barbour, Mohamad, MD Barbour, Mohamad, MD 860.242.8756
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Bloomfield
Beach, Yan, APRN 860.276.5107
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Southington
Bell, George Wall, MD Bell, George Wall, MD 203.845.2160
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Norwalk
Bell, Jennifer, MD Bell, Jennifer, MD 860.972.1212
  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal 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
  • Fairfield
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Bhatt, Paras Satish, MD Bhatt, Paras Satish, MD
4.9 /5
123 surveys
860.889.9180
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Norwich
  • Hartford
  • Mystic
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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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