In 2004, the Yale Adult Congenital Heart Program was initiated as the first integrated program in the State of Connecticut dedicated to the care of adult patients with congenital heart disease. This multidisciplinary program encompasses the full spectrum of care and provides inpatient and outpatient services to adults with congenital heart disease.
This unique program, a collaboration between Yale and University College London (UCL) Heart Hospital faculty, provides Yale patients access to the highest levels of international expertise. Directed by William McKenna , MD, Professor of Medicine at UCL and Adjunct Professor at Yale, and co-directed by Dr. Dan Jacoby, Assistant Professor of Medicine, the Program offers provides comprehensive evaluation of patients and families with inherited cardiomyopathies including dilated and hypertrophic, and arrhythmogenic.
The Yale Echo Laboratory is comprised of 9 board-certified cardiologists and over 17 registered cardiac sonographers performing transthoracic, stress, and transesophageal echocardiography using state-of-the-art equipment capable of 2D and 3D imaging, intracavitary contrast, and strain imaging.
Under the leadership of Academic Director Dr. Joseph Akar, Associate Professor of Medicine and Clinical Director, Dr. Mark Marieb, Associate Professor of Medicine, the electrophysiology program provides a full spectrum of rhythm management services. These include a Complex Ablation Program (Dr. Akar, Director) focused on atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia that offers epicardial ablation approaches, and a high volume Lead Management Program (Dr. Jude Clancy, Director) that provides laser-based device lead extraction, as well as a comprehensive menu of other EP services.
The Cardiovascular Genetics Program at Yale University School of Medicine, directed by Arya Mani, MD, was established in 2010 to provide care for patients and families who are suspected of having inherited cardiovascular disease. The Program has both clinical and research interests.
Directed by Daniel Jacoby, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, in collaboration with Abeel Mangi, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery, the Advanced Heart Failure program provides a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary approach to patients with advanced heart failure. This includes optimization of advanced heart failure medical management, use of cardiopulmonary exercise testing to determine prognosis, and evaluation for advanced therapies such as short-term and long-term mechanical support platforms and cardiac transplantation.
The CV imaging program is directed by Dr. Albert Sinusas, Professor of Medicine and Radiology, and includes nuclear cardiology, echocardiography and cardiac CT imaging. Yale nuclear cardiology laboratories offer state of the art SPECT, PET and SPECT-CT facilities and a faculty with a long history of ground breaking research in CV nuclear imaging. Echocardiography laboratories provide a comprehensive array of 2-D and 3-D transthoracic and transesophageal imaging options as well as intracardiac echo imaging (ICE), in collaboration with the EP faculty.
Inpatient cardiovascular services encompass CCU and the step down unit, the Goodyer service (general inpatient cardiology) and the consult service. The CCU/step-down service, directed by Joseph Brennan, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, provides full time management for patients with acute coronary syndromes. The Goodyer service, directed by Lynda Rosenfeld, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, is dedicated to inpatient management of patients with a wide spectrum of cardiovascular illnesses spectrum of cardiovascular illnesses and their safe transition to outpatient care while the consult service makes Yale cardiology expertise available to all physicians and patients in the Yale New Haven Hospital.
Led by Dr. Michael Cleman, Professor of Medicine and Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, the Interventional Cardiology service provides state of the art facilities for a full spectrum of coronary, structural heart disease, peripheral interventions, and invasive diagnostic studies.
Research has shown that the expression of negative emotions in response to a real or perceived provocation seems to consistently correlate with acute cardiac events. A biomedical model incorporating simultaneous Heart-Brain endpoints with behavior which is manifested and shaped by latent cultural and social determinants is our challenge.
The Nuclear Cardiac Imaging program at Yale is a high-volume lab (more than 4000 SPECT, PET and gated blood pool studies per year) that employs state-of-the-art technology to provide critical diagnostic and prognostic information. Our lab performs both inpatient and outpatient stress testing, optimizing the stress protocol and imaging protocol for each patient.
One of the very few of its kind, the cardio-oncology program provides dedicated expertise in evaluation and management of cardiac dysfunction in patients receiving a variety anti-tumor therapies and also provides pre-therapy cardiac risk assessment and comprehensive cardiac care for cancer patients with coexisting heart disease. The program is integrated into activities of the Smilow Cancer Hospital to make access easier for patients.
Outpatient cardiology services, directed by Michael Remetz, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, provide easily accessible and patient-friendly facilities located on the Yale campus (Yale Physicians Building) and in Branford and Guilford facilities. Each facility is staffed by the full-time Yale faculty and provides comprehensive non-invasive diagnostic testing.
Yale has a long tradition of being at the forefront of interventional innovation, currently we are heavily involved in different clinical trials including iliac and SFA stent intervention, drug – eluting angioplasty balloons, carotid stenting, and renal denervation therapy. Our advanced vascular medicine and endovascular interventional training pathway provides comprehensive training for physicians to pursue an independently funded academic career in vascular medicine.