Fletcher Allen, a Vermont university hospital and medical center, serves all of
Vermont and the northern New York region. Located in Burlington, Fletcher Allen is a regional, academic healthcare center and teaching hospital in alliance with the University of Vermont.
- Medical Center Campus
- McClure Building, Level 1
- 111 Colchester Avenue
Burlington, VT, 05401
- Phone: 802-847-2862
- Fax: 802-847-2308
- Monday-Friday, 8AM-5PM
At Fletcher Allen, our leading heart specialists provide comprehensive cardiac treatments for patients with heart and vascular disease, and our interventional cardiology program rivals or surpasses those found at top-rated medical centers in the country.
What is Cardiac Catheterization?
Cardiac catheterization is a medical procedure used to both diagnose and treat artery blockages, which take blood to your heart. If you choose Fletcher Allen for a cardiac procedure, we provide compassionate care in three, fully digital cardiovascular catheterization laboratories, integrated into a state-of-the-art cardiovascular suite.
Learn more about Fletcher Allen's cardiac catheterization procedures such as coronoary angiography and stenting.
Interventional Cardiology Program Highlights
- Saving Time, Saves Lives. Rapid treatment of heart attack is essential to save lives and limit damage to the heart. "Door-to-balloon time" is a measure of the time between the patient's arrival at the hospital, and when his or her blocked artery is cleared. Our "door-to-balloon" times are among the best in the nation, greatly exceeding both the national guideline and the national average.
- More Life-Saving Procedures = More Experience. Our interventional cardiology program is having this success while being among the busiest in the country – performing approximately 5,000 cardiac catheterization procedures each year. Frequency equals experience – and experience counts. Research demonstrates that the more cases a program performs, the better the outcomes.
- Pioneering the Latest Treatment Options. At Fletcher Allen, we are proud to have treated the first patient in the U.S. with intracoronary gene therapy, and the first patient in the New England area with a paclitaxel-coated stent.
This caliber of care can be offered only by a university hospital with a highly active research program.
Trust Your Heart To Our Cardiac Experts
What does all of this mean to you as a patient? It means you have access to some of the best cardiac care available in the country provided by nationally renowned specialists, right here in Vermont.