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Coronary Artery Disease

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) happens when the arteries that send blood to the heart muscle harden and narrow.  CAD is the most common type of heart disease in the United States.

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Interventional Cardiology Center

Explore the Interventional Cardiology Center at Tufts Medical Center in Boston that offers non-surgical procedures for treating serious heart disorders.
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Women's Heart Center

Discover The Women’s Heart Clinic at Tufts Medical Center and learn more about the cardiologists dedicated to providing women with the best heart care.
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Doctors + Care Team

Andrew R. Weintraub, MD

Andrew R. Weintraub, MD

Title(s): Associate Director, Interventional Cardiology and Vascular Center; Director, Coronary Care Unit; Medical Director, Valvular and Structural Heart Health Center; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, CardioVascular Center, Cardiology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6140
Fax #: 617-636-2276

Interventional cardiology, vascular medicine, peripheral vascular intervention

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Ayan R. Patel, MD

Ayan R. Patel, MD

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

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Carey D. Kimmelstiel, MD

Carey D. Kimmelstiel, MD

Title(s): Director, Interventional Cardiology Center; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, CardioVascular Center, Cardiology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-2273
Fax #: 617-636-5913

Interventional cardiology

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Laurence A. Conway, MD

Laurence A. Conway, MD

Title(s): Cardiologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, CardioVascular Center, Cardiology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-8252
Fax #: 617-636-5039

Interventional cardiology

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Mohamad El-Zaru, MD

Mohamad El-Zaru, MD

Title(s): Staff Cardiologist, Interventional Cardiology Center; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, CardioVascular Center, Cardiology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-8252
Fax #: 617-636-5039

Cardiovascular disease

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Navin K. Kapur, MD

Navin K. Kapur, MD

Title(s): Director, Acute Mechanical Circulatory Support Program; Director, Interventional Cardiology Research Laboratories; Director, Cardiac Biology Research Center within the Molecular Cardiology Research Institute (MCRI); Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, CardioVascular Center, Cardiology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-8252
Fax #: 617-636-5913

Interventional cardiology, advanced heart failure, mechanical circulatory support

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Richard H. Karas, MD, PhD

Richard H. Karas, MD, PhD

Title(s): Chief Scientific Officer; Vice Chairman for Scientific Affairs, Department of Medicine; Executive Director, Molecular Cardiology Research Institute;Co-Director, Women's Heart Center; Faculty, Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology Program; Elisa Kent Mendelsohn Professor of Molecular Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, CardioVascular Center, Molecular Cardiology Research Institute, Cardiology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-8776
Fax #: 617-636-5913

General cardiology, coronary artery disease in women, preventive cardiology, lipid management

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