Heart disease takes more women than all cancers combined.

The warning signs are different for women than men. 

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Some heart disease factors can’t be controlled.

There are some that can.

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Heart healthy eating

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Lifespan Cardiovascular Institute

The Lifespan Cardiovascular Institute (LCVI) at Rhode Island, The Miriam and Newport hospitals provides the highest level of diagnostic, interventional, surgical and rehabilitative cardiac care 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

We offer comprehensive cardiac services at multiple ambulatory center locations throughout the region for your convenience and include cardiac diagnostic testing and intervention, cardiac rehabilitation, heart failure management, congenital heart disease management and programs for lipid management, management of hypertension and disease prevention.

A Full Range of Cardiovascular Services

Our centers and services include:  

Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Maintenance and Prevention Programs
Cardiac Consultation Services
Cardio-Oncology Program
Cardio-Pulmonary Vascular Biology Center of Biomedical Research Excellence
Cardiovascular Genetics Clinic
Cardiovascular Research Center
Cardiovascular Surgery
Cardiovascular Testing and Diagnostics
Congenital Heart Program
Electrophysiology and Heart Rhythm Disturbances
Interventional Cardiology at the Lifespan Cardiovascular Institute
Lipid Prevention Program
Medical Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant Program
Thoracic Aortic Center
Valve and Structural Heart Program
Women's Cardiac Center at the Cardiovascular Institute

Combined Expertise in Cardiovascular Care 

Our cardiovascular specialists work as a team, across all disciplines, combining their expertise to provide an individualized treatment plan for each patient. Our philosophy of care emphasizes easy access for patients and an easy referral process for physicians. 

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In the News

A team at the Lifespan Cardiovascular Institute implants the world's smallest pacemaker.
(WJAR News Channel 10, Rhode Island) 

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