As your trusted resource for high-quality women's care, Women & Infants Hospital is proud to bring you a female-focused heart program, providing general and advanced cardiovascular services created specifically with you in mind
As a woman, your health needs are unique and very specific. Symptoms of heart disease in women can be dramatically different from those associated with men, and for that reason, treatment should be different as well. Our program, part of Care New England Cardiovascular Care, offers a team of well-trained, highly experienced, board certified cardiologists, specialized cardiovascular nurse practitioners, registered nurses and technical support staff, who provide compassionate, high quality care, specifically with women in mind.
Through a clinical affiliation with Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, our team of cardiologists from the Brigham and Women's Cardiovascular Associates at Care New England are considered among the best in the region.
Monday and Tuesday 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
No Show Policy
We have a policy for missed appointments at all Women & Infants' physician practices. If you need to reschedule or cancel an appointment, please give us at least 24 hours notice.
Testing offered at our convenient centers include:
We have consultative cardiology coverage 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Our team of Care New England cardiologists also offers:
A clinical affiliation with Brigham and Women's Hospital allows for seamless care in a local, convenient setting and broad subspecialty expertise from experts at Brigham and Women's, including those who specialize in cardiovascular disease during pregnancy.
This service, led by Dr. Bruce Koplan, provides a full range of consultative and procedural services focused on the heart's electrical system, including:
We have established a number of cardiac programs ensuring patients receive the highest-quality care. We work closely with our colleagues at Brigham and Women's Hospital, managing each and every case with a personalized approach. We also offer a support group to defibrillator/ICD patients.
Using specialized information technology (IT) and video-conferencing, this program allows physicians at Care New England facilities to communicate with their colleagues at Brigham & Women's Hospital about complex intensive care patients.
Care New England was awarded a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation Grant to develop a system-wide infrastructure that allows for improved communication and technology use between providers related to the care of patients with congestive heart failure (CHF). The goal of the program is to reduce hospital readmissions for congestive heart failure.
Care New England Cardiovascular Care has active clinical trials that are recruiting patients in such areas as arrhythmia, congestive heart failure, and coronary artery disease.
One of the most important goals of the cardiovascular program at Care New England is to educate and support patients in their local communities. From "Day of Dance" celebrations related to women's cardiovascular health to support groups for defibrillator/ICD patients, Care New England cardiologists are committed to community service.
Heather Hurlburt, MD, is co-director of Women's Heart Health at Women & Infants and director of non-invasive imaging at Kent Hospital. Dr. Hurlburt is board certified in internal medicine and cardiology.
Alice Kim, MD, FACC, is co-director of Women's Heart Health at Women & Infants and director of Care New England's Advanced Valvular Heart Disease Clinic and a cardiologist on staff at Memorial, Kent and Brigham and Women's hospitals.
Chester Hedgepeth III, MD, PhD, serves as executive chief of cardiology for Care New England, as well as chief of cardiology at Kent and Memorial hospitals. Dr. Hedgepeth is board certified in internal medicine and cardiology and has a special interest in the management of cardiac arrhythmias and congestive heart failure.
Jennifer F. Jarbeau, MD, is a non-invasive cardiologist with Brigham and Women’s Cardiovascular Associates at Care New England and sees patients at Women’s Heart Health of Women & Infants and Kent Hospital. She is board certified in general cardiology, nuclear cardiology, and cardiac echocardiography.