A joint initiative of BIDMC and Joslin Diabetes Center, the program offers a full range of cardiac evaluation, testing and treatment services, including exercise testing, cardiac catheterization and the most sophisticated treatment options available.

A specially trained multidisciplinary team is available for consultation with referring physicians about medications, cardiac catheterization, glucose control and other issues related to the heart and vascular health of patients with diabetes.

Early Diagnosis and Prevention

BIDMC and Joslin have created an advanced diabetes and cardiovascular disease program and a propriety algorithm for early diagnosis and prevention of heart attack, stroke and peripheral vascular complications of diabetes. Specialists in the Joslin/BIDMC program consult with referring physicians about medications and glucose control, and provide cardiac evaluations. Our multidisciplinary team includes BIDMC cardiologists, cardiac surgeons and vascular surgeons as well as Joslin physicians.

Almost half of cardiac surgery patients at BIDMC have diabetes, and the medical center has developed special expertise in the care of this patient population, with outstanding benefits to patients. For example, by emphasizing tight glucose control following bypass, in partnership with Joslin, BIDMC has nearly eliminated mediastinal infections after cardiac surgery.