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TAVR Care Team

When you turn to Beacon Health System for heart and vascular care, your team members will work together and with other specialists as needed to give you the care you need. Your team may include:

  • Cardiologists – specially trained in finding, treating and preventing diseases of the heart and blood vessels
  • Cardiothoracic surgeons – operate on organs inside the chest, usually the heart and lungs
  • Vascular surgeons – treat disorders of the vascular system (veins and arteries)
  • Electrophysiologists – focus on your heart’s electrical system and on diagnosing and treating irregular heartbeats or arrhythmia
  • Cardiac nurses – specialize in caring for patients with heart and vascular diseases or conditions
  • Radiologists – review and analyze your imaging tests
  • Perfusionists – operate heart and lung machines during certain surgeries and procedures
  • Care coordinators – direct you and your family to resources that help you manage your care and cope with the emotional and financial stresses of a heart or vascular condition
  • Dietitians – offer guidance for eating to enhance recovery and coping with eating issues caused by treatment side effects
  • Social workers and discharge planners – help you prepare for the care you need after you leave the hospital