Leaders in Heart Health
We are one of the first community hospitals in the region to establish in-house cardiac catheterization, cardiology, arrhythmia and interventional radiology programs.
Four Vital Cardiac Services Under One Roof
Our heart is in our community. That’s why we provide all the vital cardiology services under one roof. We are the only community hospital in the region to establish in-house cardiac catheterization, cardiology, arrhythmia, and interventional radiology programs.
We are growing as a regional center of excellence, working collaboratively with Tufts Medical Center to bring more expert services to the community. We are a teaching program for Tufts Medical Center fellowship students and many of our providers hold teaching appointments at Tufts University School of Medicine.
Because Every Second Counts
On-Site Catheterization Lab
Our catheterization laboratory, or cath lab, examines how the heart is working, identifies any problems and performs procedures to open blocked arteries. MelroseWakefield Hospital is the only hospital in the area that offers emergency cardiac cath lab procedures. At the MelroseWakefield Cardiovascular Center, we offer expert heart care including:
- emergency angioplasty and stenting to limit heart damage
- electrophysiology program that has the technology and expertise to correct and manage heart rhythm problems
- a medically-supervised cardiac rehabilitation program to improve heart health and reduce risk for cardiac patients
- access to clinical trials for breakthrough cardiac care
- state-of-the-art technology like Impella® (an implantable heart pump) and IVUS (intravascular ultrasound imaging)
Learn more about our MelroseWakefield Cardiovascular Center and find an expert cardiologist in north suburban Boston today.
Family History and Heart Disease
Having a family history of heart disease can be intimidating, but we’re here to help. Talk with your doctor, either your primary care provider or cardiologist, about your family history and things you can do to help reduce your risk. They will partner with you to monitor your heart health and help you make choices to be your best healthy.
In this video, Dr. Laurence Conway speaks about how family history can affect you and his approach to treating heart disease.
Emergency Heart Attack Care
When you are having a heart attack, we have door-to-balloon times 30% lower (quicker) than the national average. That means once we identify that you are having a heart attack we perform a life-saving procedure to open blocked arteries sooner than most. The quicker you receive care the less damage and stress on your heart.
If you are experiencing symptoms of a heart attack such as difficulty breathing, chest pain, rapid or irregular heartbeat call 911 immediately.
Women and Heart Attacks
Women often have different heart attack symptoms from men. Do you know what to watch out for? Dr. Ann Garlitski, an electrophysiologist at MelroseWakefield Cardiovascular Center and Tufts Medical Center explains the difference in an article called “Women and Heart Attacks.”
Safe With Us
We understand that you may have questions about your safety when coming to our hospitals or outpatient offices for care in the new era of COVID-19. For everyone’s protection be assured we are taking extra precautions.