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.
Cardiac Catheterization Treatments
Cardiac Catheterization Treatments in Burlington, VT
Patients have access to highly skilled specialists who perform the following treatments in our cardiac catheterization laboratories:
- Use of therapeutic angiogenesis
- Drug-eluting stents
- Distal embolic protection devices
- Endovascular stenting
- Closure of septal defects
The dedicated Interventional Cardiovascular Service comprised of fellows, nurse practitioners and clinical faculty physicians, follows all patients from the time of their interventional procedure until their discharge. All clinical faculty provide continuity of care in our ambulatory facility at 62 Tilley Drive in South Burlington.
Continuity of interventional cardiovascular care is provided in close consultation with our referring physicians. In order to improve service for and education of our community, all faculty in invasive cardiology participate in outreach clinics and educational programs. These include clinical faculty clinics, consultation and lectures throughout Vermont and Upstate New York.
The ultimate measures of our quality are our patient outcomes and the satisfaction of our patients and referring physicians. The clinical faculty group has a rigorous quality assurance program designed to assess not only procedure related complications, but all complications that occur during and after hospitalization.
As a University tertiary care group, we treat patients with a broad spectrum of cardiovascular disease, both common and complex. The mortality rates (approximately 1.0%), emergency coronary bypass surgery rates (<0.5%) and major bleeding complication rates (approximately 1.5%) for our complex tertiary care population of cardiovascular interventional patients is among the lowest in the New England Region. These outcomes are consistent with the commitment of the University Invasive Cardiology faculty to excellence in research, teaching, and patient care.