• About the Dr. Emanuel and Sheila Landsman Heart & Vascular Center

    Lahey Hospital & Medical Center's multidisciplinary team approach fosters an environment of open communication and collaboration that results in more timely and accurate diagnoses, including a formidable reputation for diagnosing and treating complex cases and delivering precise second opinions; appropriate and highly personalized treatment plans for each patient; access to innovative surgical and non-surgical procedures involving collaboration of physicians from different specialties; and a more seamless patient care experience overall.

    A Tradition of Innovation

    Providing the highest quality care for patients through innovative change is a driving force in the Landsman Center. Recent developments include:

    • The Katharine E. Merck Cardiac Interventional Center, with state-of-the-art catheterization laboratories and electrophysiology laboratories that allow us to provide patients with progressive minimally invasive techniques
    • A comprehensive cardiac imaging center including state-of-the art cardiac MRI, cardiac PET/CT, and cardiac CTA
    • More than 30 new inpatient beds with telemetry monitoring capabilities
    • A hybrid operating room that combines a standard operating room and a catheterization lab for performing traditional and less invasive procedures simultaneously in the same room
    • Lahey Hospital & Medical Center's Endovascular Center, which draws on the expertise of specialists from various disciplines to address the full spectrum of peripheral vascular and cerebrovascular diseases, including occlusive diseases, aneurysm and vascular malformations

    Recognized for Results

    • Named one of the nation's 50 Top Hospitals for Cardiovascular Care by Thomason Reuters (2012)
    • Named a Blue Distinction Center by Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Recognized by the American Heart Association's GET WITH THE GUIDELINES program

    Advancing Medicine Through Research

    Specialists at The Landsman Center continuously contribute to important outcomes research. The number of cardiologSergio Waxman, MD - Director, Interventional Cardiovascular Research, Lahey Clinicy-related studies approved by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) performed at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center has tripled over the last five years and over 50 peer-reviewed articles have appeared in the scientific literature since 2004.

    Our main focus is on clinical trials that directly impact patient care and expose patients to the latest advances in treatment. Examples of recent and current trials include:

    • Studies investigating coronary artery plaque characterization using near-infrared spectroscopy and optical coherence tomography (OCT) in patients undergoing elective percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)
    • The Cardiovascular Outcomes in Renal Atherosclerotic Lesions (CORAL) trial, a multi-center study funded by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute exploring how the correction of renal artery stenosis affects kidney function following renal artery stenting
    • The Bypass Angioplasty Revascularization Investigation 2 Diabetes (BARI-2D) study, the largest NIH-sponsored clinical trial to date evaluating treatments for coronary artery disease and diabetes in patients who have these two conditions
    • The Aggressive Reduction of Inflammation Stops Events (ARISE) study to test a new anti-inflammatory medication that may slow the progression of atherosclerosis

     Search through all ongoing clinical trials at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center.
     




     

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