Comprehensive Services and Procedures
The Cardiac & Endovascular Center delivers quality clinical services, with a broad array of therapies and procedures that allow patients to live healthier, higher quality lives. This commitment to quality ensures that the Cardiac & Endovascular Center provides residents of Boston's northern suburbs with ready access to the most advanced care that includes the latest diagnostic and treatment capabilities rarely found in community settings.
- Stress Test
- Nuclear Stress Test
- Transesophageal Echocardiogram (TEE)
- Holter Monitoring
- Event Monitor Recorder
Our interventional cardiologists have proven expertise in diagnosing and treating patients with diseases of the heart, blood vessels or coronary artery disease.
Physicians use angioplasty, a minimally invasive procedure to unblock arteries and restore blood flow to the heart. The procedure used in most cases is called percutaneous intervention (PCI) with drug-eluting coronary stents. These special stents are coated with medication that helps prevent the formation of scar tissue at the site of the intervention.
Hallmark Health is pleased to announce that Melrose-Wakefield Hospital has been selected by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) to participate in an elective angioplasty trial. The Hospital is one of only seven throughout the Commonwealth to participate in the MASS COMM Trial that studies the benefits of elective angioplasties without on-site cardiac surgery back-up. Elective (non-emergent) angioplasty is available at Hallmark Health only as part of the MASS COMM clinical trial.
We now offer residents a higher level of cardiac care that was previously only available in tertiary hospitals. In addition, Hallmark Health invested millions of dollars in its state-of-the-art, fully digital cardiac catheterization equipment. It is the same type of equipment being used at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Interventional treatments include:
Angioplasty, emergent and electively scheduled
Acute heart attack treatments
Non-invasive cardiac testing
Endovascular and Vascular Care
Interventional radiologists and vascular surgeons provide care to patients with vascular disease through the proficient use of endovascular techniques previously done only in teaching hospitals. Using sophisticated minimally invasive techniques, our physicians use tiny instruments that can be positioned through the blood vessels to treat blockages in the carotid, renal and peripheral arteries.
For more than two decades Hallmark Health System's physicians have been at the cutting edge of vascular treatment and repairs, bringing the latest techniques for treating peripheral vascular disease to our community. They perform endovascular procedures (angioplasties and stents) on the abdominal aorta and lower extremities. The latest techniques for treating the vascular system include:
Non-invasive vascular tests
Endovascular aortic aneurysm repair
Treatment for leg pain and Peripheral Vascular Disease
Blood clot treatment
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The Cardiac & Endovascular Center's team of experts is supported by Hallmark Health's emergency physicians. Experienced in the rapid diagnosis and treatment of heart attacks, vascular conditions and stroke, the emergency physicians work collaboratively with the Cardiac & Endovasular physicians to ensure our patients receive the quickest, most appropriate treatment.