Heart Failure

Heart failure happens when the heart cannot pump enough blood for the body.

Programs + Services


Clinical Nutrition

The Division of Clinical Nutrition at Tufts Medical Center provides inpatient and outpatient nutritional services.
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Heart Failure + Cardiac Transplant Center

Our Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant Center has some of the most experienced physicians in the nation. Request an appointment with one of our specialists today.
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Women's Heart Center

The Women’s Heart Health Center offers the best possible care for women who have or are at risk for cardiovascular disease. Request an appointment with a specialist today.
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Doctors + Care Team

Marvin A. Konstam, MD

Marvin A. Konstam, MD

Accepting New Patients

Virtual Appointments Available

Title(s): Chief Physician Executive, The CardioVascular Center; Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, CardioVascular Center, Cardiology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6293
Fax #: 617-636-7667

Heart failure, cardiac transplant

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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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Alan T. Kono, MD

Alan T. Kono, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Cardiologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, CardioVascular Center, Cardiology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-8068
Fax #: 617-636-6030

Heart failure

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Amanda Vest, MBBS, MPH

Amanda Vest, MBBS, MPH

Accepting New Patients

Virtual Appointments Available

Title(s): Medical Director, Cardiac Transplantation Program; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, CardioVascular Center, Cardiology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-8068
Fax #: 617-636-6030

Cardiology, heart failure, cardiomyopathies (including cardiac amyloidosis, sarcoidosis) heart transplantation, mechanical circulatory support, pregnancy and heart disease (including peripartum cardiomyopathy)

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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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Charles D.  Resor, MD, MSc

Charles D. Resor, MD, MSc

Accepting New Patients

Virtual Appointments Available

Title(s): Cardiologist; Assistant Director, Cardiac Catheterization Lab; Associate Director, Interventional Cardiology Fellowship; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): CardioVascular Center, Interventional Cardiology and Structural Heart Disease
Appt. Phone: 617-636-2273
Fax #: 617-636-5913

Interventional cardiology, structural heart disease and intervention, aortic stenosis, TAVR trans aortic valve replacement, MitraClip, mechanical circulatory support

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David DeNofrio, MD

David DeNofrio, MD

Accepting New Patients

Virtual Appointments Available

Title(s): Medical Director, Advanced Heart Failure Program; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, CardioVascular Center, Cardiology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-8068
Fax #: 617-636-6030

Heart failure, cardiac transplantation

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David M. Venesy, MD

David M. Venesy, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Cardiologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, CardioVascular Center, Cardiology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-8068
Fax #: 617-636-7175

Heart failure

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Frederick  Y. Chen, MD, PhD

Frederick Y. Chen, MD, PhD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Chief, Cardiac Surgery; Professor of Surgery, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Surgery, CardioVascular Center, Cardiac Surgery
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5590
Fax #: 617-636-6410

Surgical treatment of acquired heart disease, surgical repair of valvular heart disease, minimally invasive surgery, arrhythmia surgery, heart transplantation, circulatory assist devices, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM)

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Hassan Rastegar, MD

Hassan Rastegar, MD

Accepting New Patients

Virtual Appointments Available

Title(s): Senior Cardiothoracic Surgeon; Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Surgery, CardioVascular Center, Cardiac Surgery
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5590
Fax #: 617-636-6410

Surgical treatment of acquired heart disease, surgical repair of valvular heart disease, surgical repair of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, minimally invasive surgery, arrhythmia surgery, heart transplantation, circulatory assist devices

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Kenneth G. Warner, MD

Kenneth G. Warner, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Senior Cardiothoracic Surgeon; Program Director for the Thoracic Surgery Residency; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Surgery, CardioVascular Center, Cardiac Surgery
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5590
Fax #: 617-636-6410

Surgical management of adult and pediatric heart disease, heart transplantation

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Masashi Kawabori, MD

Masashi Kawabori, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Cardiothoracic Surgeon; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Surgery, CardioVascular Center, Cardiac Surgery, Surgery
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5590
Fax #: 617-636-6410

Heart transplantation, mechanic circulatory support, adult general cardiac surgery

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Michael S. Kiernan, MD, MS

Michael S. Kiernan, MD, MS

Accepting New Patients

Virtual Appointments Available

Title(s): Medical Director, Ventricular Assist Device Program; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, CardioVascular Center, Cardiology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-8068
Fax #: 617-636-6030

Heart failure, cardiac transplantation, ventricular assist devices

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Navin K. Kapur, MD, FAHA, FACC, FSCAI

Navin K. Kapur, MD, FAHA, FACC, FSCAI

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Executive Director, The CardioVascular Center for Research and Innovation (CVCRI); Director, Acute Mechanical Circulatory Support Program; Director, Interventional Research Laboratories; Director of Cardiac Biology Research Center, 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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Nicole M Orr, MD, FACC

Nicole M Orr, MD, FACC

Accepting New Patients

Virtual Appointments Available

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

Geriatric cardiology, echocardiography

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Sameer K.  Chinoy, MD

Sameer K. Chinoy, MD

Accepting New Patients

LGBTQ Health

Virtual Appointments Available

Title(s): Primary Care Physician; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Internal Medicine and Adult Primary Care
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5400
Fax #: 617-636-1384

Adult Primary Care

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