Carlos I. Mena-Hurtado, MD

Specialty

Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine, Interventional Cardiology

Conditions & Treatments

Lower Extremity Wounds


Phone
(203) 483-8300
Accepting New Patients

Biography

Carlos Mena, MD, is an interventional cardiologist and director of the peripheral vascular disease program and the cardiac catheterization laboratory at Yale Medicine. He specializes in using minimally invasive procedures to treat conditions in the heart and peripheral vascular system.

Minimally invasive procedures allow doctors to deliver therapies to patients through a catheter threaded through a specific artery, rather than opening the patient’s chest and performing open heart surgery. These procedures allow patients to recover faster and return to their normal lives more quickly. “It’s very gratifying that we’re able to completely change someone’s outcomes within minutes,” says Dr. Mena.

Dr. Mena arrived at Yale for his medical internship in 2001 and stayed on as a resident. He continued at Yale as a fellow, and was recruited to run the vascular medicine program in 2010. Over the years, Dr. Mena has built up the program’s clinical and research programs to be one of the best in the country.

In order to treat his patients effectively, Dr. Mena believes in developing strong relationships with them so that they can feel comfortable telling him about their conditions and asking him questions. “I want them to know that I genuinely care,” he says. “It also allows patients to really get to what is bothering them, what the real issues are, and how best to fix them.”

Dr. Mena also believes in explaining conditions and treatments in easy-to-understand language. As an example, a metaphor that Dr. Mena likes to use for himself is that of a plumber. “That’s something patients can relate to,” he says. “There is a blockage, and I’m going to do it like a plumber would—we’ll go in and fix it.”

In addition to treating patients, Dr. Mena and his colleagues at the peripheral vascular disease program conduct research on treatments for carotid stenosis, a condition that narrows the blood vessels in the neck that carry blood from the heart to the brain, and limb ischemia, a condition that causes severe blockage in the arteries of the lower extremities.

Gender

Male

Language(s)

English

Affiliated With

Yale Medicine

Locations

Yale Cardiology

84 North Main Street
Branford, CT 06405

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Fax
(203) 483-8314

Northeast Medical Group Cardiology - New London

194 Howard St.
New London, CT 06320

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Monday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fax
(860) 443-0292

Yale New Haven Health System

789 Howard Ave.
New Haven, CT 06520

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Monday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fax
(203) 737-2437

Yale Cardiology

52 Hazelnut Hill Rd.
Groton, CT 06340

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Monday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fax
(860) 271-4503

Yale Cardiology

111 Goose Lane
Guilford, CT 06437

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Monday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Wednesday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fax
(203) 865-8614

Yale Cardiology

1389 W Main St
Suite #222
Waterbury, CT 06708

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(203) 737-2437

Yale New Haven Hospital - St. Raphael Campus

1450 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT 06511

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Fax
(203) 789-4081

Yale New Haven Health Heart and Vascular Center

500 West Putnam Avenue
Suite 350
Greenwich, CT 06830

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Fax
(203) 622-1872

Education & Training

Education

University de Antioquia

Internship

Yale New Haven Hospital

Residency

Yale New Haven Hospital

Fellowship

Yale New Haven Hospital

Accepted Insurance

Insurance coverage regularly changes, please contact the doctor’s office directly to verify that your specific insurance plan is accepted.

  • aetna
  • anthem bc/bs
  • cigna gatekeeper pro
  • cigna healthcare
  • connecticare
  • coventry
  • harvard pilgrim healthcare
  • healthyct
  • husky
  • medicaid
  • medicare
  • mental health network
  • multiplan
  • oxford health plans
  • tricare/champus
  • united behavioral health
  • united healthcare
  • valueoptions
  • wellcare