Heart & Vascular Care When You Think Heart & Vascular Care, Think Baystate Health When something is wrong with your heart or your circulation, you want the best possible care delivered by a compassionate team. The Baystate Heart & Vascular Program is among the best in the nation, along with the experience and expertise to accurately diagnose and treat your condition. We deliver unsurpassed heart and vascular care in western Massachusetts. Unsurpassed Level of Care We respond to and treat heart and vascular conditions that extend from mild to the most critical of emergencies. Our specialized doctors (cardiologists, interventional radiologists, heart and vascular surgeons) work closely together to design the best treatment plan for you. We provide innovative, evidence-based care to all our patients. Our outstanding advantages include: Baystate’s Regional Heart Attack Program is recognized nationally for heart attack care. When you have a heart attack, every minute counts. We provide lifesaving angioplasty up to 25 minutes sooner than the national standard. In fact, Baystate is in the top 10% of hospitals nationwide when it comes to this lifesaving treatment. Baystate Medical Center is the only hospital in the region with the ability to unblock an artery and stop a heart attack in its tracks, 24 hours a day/7 days a week. Experience counts. Baystate Medical Center’s experts perform more than 80% of all cardiac surgeries in western Massachusetts. It is among the top three highest-volume medical centers in the entire state for coronary surgery and coronary angioplasty. Baystate Medical Center is one of only two hospitals in the state, and one of only 15 in the country, to earn a top score from Consumer Reports. Access to Latest Clinical Trials Our active research program keeps us on the leading edge of research with interventional cardiology (the treatment of narrowed arteries and weakened heart valves), evaluating new drugs and new stents, and participating in stem cell research. We have been a part of more than 100 cardiology clinical trials that have led to better patient care and better outcomes.