Atherosclerosis

Atherosclerosis is the hardening of the arteries, which deliver blood throughout the body. It happens when cholesterol builds up in arteries and hardens (called plaque).

Programs + Services


Clinical Nutrition

The Division of Clinical Nutrition at Tufts Medical Center provides inpatient and outpatient nutritional services.
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CardioVascular Imaging Center

Our CardioVascular Imaging Center offers the most advanced imaging technology available and provides prompt follow ups with your physicians. Get the diagnosis you need.
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Preventive Cardiology Center

Our Preventative Cardiology Center specializes in the prevention and treatment of heart disease. Learn more about our leading-edge research and make an appointment today.
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Cardiovascular & Interventional Radiology

Cardiovascular & Interventional Radiology at Tufts MC in Boston uses advanced imaging technology to detect and treat a variety of conditions.
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Carotid Artery Disease Program

The Carotid Artery Disease Program at Tufts MC in Boston provides minimally invasive treatments for patients with narrowed carotid arteries due to atherosclerosis.
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Peripheral Artery Disease Program

The Peripheral Artery Disease Program at Tufts MC in Boston provides minimally invasive procedures to treat patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD).
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Doctors + Care Team

Edward Saltzman, MD

Edward Saltzman, MD

Title(s): Chief, Division of Clinical Nutrition; Director, Adult Nutrition Support Services; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine; Dean for Education, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University
Department(s): Medicine, Clinical Nutrition
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Enteral and parenteral nutrition

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James E. Udelson, MD

James E. Udelson, MD

Accepting New Patients

Virtual Appointments Available

Title(s): Chief, Division of Cardiology; Director, Nuclear Cardiology Laboratory; Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, CardioVascular Center, Cardiology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-8066
Fax #: 617-636-7175

Cardiac imaging, heart failure

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Andrew S. Greenberg, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Endocrinologist; Dr. Robert and Veronica Atkins Professor in Metabolism and Nutrition, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Clinical Nutrition, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Appt. Phone: 617-556-3144
Fax #: 617-556-3224

Obesity, lipid disorders, diabetes, general endocrinology

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Ayan R. Patel, MD

Ayan R. Patel, MD

Accepting New Patients

Virtual Appointments Available

Title(s): Director, Cardiovascular Imaging and Hemodynamic Laboratory; Director, Women's Heart Center; Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, CardioVascular Center, Cardiology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-2273
Fax #: 617-636-8070

Echocardiography, heart failure, women's heart disease, cardiac amyloidosis

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Gordon S. Huggins, MD

Gordon S. Huggins, MD

Accepting New Patients

Virtual Appointments Available

Title(s): Director, Molecular Cardiology Research Institute (MCRI) Center for Translational Pharmacology and Genomics; Cardiologist; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, CardioVascular Center, Cardiology, Molecular Cardiology Research Institute
Appt. Phone: 617-636-8991
Fax #: 617-636-5999

Genetic mechanisms in cardiovascular cells including analysis of human trains and disease as a discovery platform biological studies, genetic susceptibility to heart and vascular diseases and molecular regulation of gene expression in cardiomyocytes and cardiomyocyte precursor cells.

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Joel B. Mason, MD

Joel B. Mason, MD

Accepting New Patients

Virtual Appointments Available

Title(s): Gastroenterologist; Professor, Tufts University Schools of Medicine and Friedman School of Nutritional Science and Policy; Senior Scientist and Director, Vitamins and Carcinogenesis Laboratory, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University
Department(s): Medicine, Clinical Nutrition, Gastroenterology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5883
Fax #: 617-636-1480

Malabsorption and unintentional weight loss, Inflammatory bowel disease, nutritional aspects of gastrointestinal disease, home nutritional therapy, enteral and parenteral nutrition

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Jonas B. Galper, MD, PhD

Jonas B. Galper, MD, PhD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Director, Laboratory of Lipid Metabolism and CardioVascular Signaling, Molecular Cardiology Research Institute; Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, CardioVascular Center, Cardiology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-2273
Fax #: 617-636-4833

General cardiology, molecular mechanisms of cardiovascular diseases

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Mark D. Iafrati, MD

Mark D. Iafrati, MD

Virtual Appointments Available

Title(s): Director, Vascular Surgery training program, Director, Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine, Director, Research for the Vascular Surgery Division, Senior Vascular Surgeon, Associate Professor
Department(s): Surgery, CardioVascular Center, Vascular Surgery
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5019
Fax #: 617-636-8003

Complex vascular surgery, vascular biology, endovascular surgery, venous surgery, complex wound care

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Martin S. Maron, MD

Martin S. Maron, MD

Accepting New Patients

Virtual Appointments Available

Title(s): Director, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center; Co-Director, Cardiac CT and MRI; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, CardioVascular Center, Cardiology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-8066
Fax #: 617-636-7175

Cardiac imaging, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), cardiac magnetic resonance imaging

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William C. Mackey, MD

William C. Mackey, MD

Title(s): Surgeon-in-Chief; Andrews Professor and Chairman, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Surgery, CardioVascular Center, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5927
Fax #: 617-636-8003

Carotid artery surgery, stroke prevention, aortic aneurysms, claudication and other circulatory problems, re-operative vascular surgery, treatment of vascular surgery complications, venous diseases

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