Heart & Vascular

A leader in cardiovascular care, Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, part of Yale New Haven Health, provides expertise in a wide range of cardiac and vascular services, including elective and emergency angioplasty, varied comprehensive diagnostic tests and clinical procedures, as well as outpatient cardiac rehabilitation.

With nearly 40 years of experience, advanced equipment and a skilled, compassionate staff, Lawrence + Memorial Hospital is a leader in cardiovascular care for residents throughout eastern Connecticut.

L+M’s board-certified cardiologists – community-based, with Yale-affiliated Northeast Medical Group or Yale Medicine – provide numerous services. These include simple diagnostic check-ups; advanced procedures for coronary artery disease like angioplasty and stenting; heart arrhythmia (electrophysiology) services including pacemakers and defibrillators; and a congestive heart failure program that combines inpatient care with outpatient education and follow-up. We also have an inpatient Coronary Care Unit. Each of our offerings aims to help promote heart-healthy lifestyles.

L+M also provides a range of vascular services, including a peripheral arterial disease management program and a vascular lab for non-invasive tests that include vascular ultrasound and exercise ABIs. Interventional cardiologists, interventional radiologists and vascular surgeons perform advanced endovascular procedures such as angioplasty and stenting. Vascular surgeons provide a wide range of surgeries including lower extremity arterial bypass and carotid endarterectomy.

L+M is a member of the Yale New Haven Heart and Vascular Center, designed to provide patients in the region with the highest level of cardiac care.

Elective and Emergency Angioplasty

Lawrence + Memorial Hospital is the only hospital in eastern Connecticut and southern Rhode Island to perform elective angioplasty for patients with coronary artery disease and emergency angioplasty for victims of acute heart attack.

Our successful record of performing emergency angioplasty, in a collaborative program with Yale New Haven Hospital, helped lead the way for this new model of elective angioplasty performed at a community hospital.

Emergency angioplasty is the most effective way to treat most heart attack victims, saving heart muscle and saving lives. At L+M, Yale-affiliated interventional cardiologists are on call round-the-clock to provide the service, and are in close communication with paramedics and Emergency Department staff, thereby capable of preparing for an emergency procedure before the patient’s hospital arrival. L+M is the first community hospital in Connecticut to perform emergency and elective angioplasty without needing a full open-heart surgical service.

Our Services

Non-invasive Cardiac Services:

  • Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring
  • Cardiac stress treadmill testing
  • Echocardiograms (pediatric and adult)
  • EKGs (pediatric and adult)
  • Event monitor
  • Holter monitoring hook up (pediatric and adult)
  • Nuclear perfusion stress testing
  • Pharmacological stress testing
  • Stress echocardiograms
  • Tilt table studies
  • Transesophageal Echocardiograms

Invasive Cardiac Services:

  • Cardiac catheterization, elective and emergency angioplasty
  • Pacemaker and defibrillator implantation
  • Peripheral vascular angioplasty
  • Stent placement