Latinx Heart Health
Servicios cardiovasculares para pacientes de habla hispana.
The Latinx Cardiovascular Clinic provides culturally sensitive cardiovascular services for Spanish-speaking patients. The clinic brings together a network of Spanish-speaking health care practitioners, eliminating the language barriers that often interfere with optimal care of acute and chronic cardiovascular conditions.
In addition to enhancing communication between patients and providers, the Latinx Cardiovascular Clinic offers assistance with diagnostic and therapeutic procedure scheduling at BIDMC, medication management and navigating the healthcare system as a whole.
The Latinx Cardiovascular Clinic provides services at two locations.
Please identify yourself as Spanish-speaking and a Spanish-speaking staff member will help you.
Appointments in Boston and Chelsea: 617-667-8800
Questions (patients and referring physicians): 617-667-2192
Email (referring physicians): LatinxCardiovascularClinic@bidmc.harvard.edu
Comprehensive Cardiovascular Services
As a consultative service, the Latinx Cardiovascular Clinic welcomes patients with a variety of cardiovascular conditions, including:
- Cardiac arrhythmias
- Congenital heart disease
- Coronary artery disease
- Chagas disease
- Heart failure
- Hereditary cardiomyopathies
As part of the CardioVascular Institute at BIDMC, our clinic offers a readily available network of sub-specialized cardiologists and cardiac surgeons to ensure that patients have access to the care they need.
A member of the medical center's professional interpreter services staff can be scheduled to assist patients who require specialized testing or sub-specialist visits.
Partnerships Enhance Quality of Care
Our clinic also partners with the Latino Diabetes Initiative at Joslin Diabetes Center to diagnose and treat Spanish-speaking diabetic patients with strong cardiovascular risk factors or established heart disease.
In addition, we collaborate with BIDMC's Latino Mental Health Program to address factors often associated with cardiovascular disease, such as depression, anxiety and other psychosocial conditions. These partnerships are designed to help patients achieve better cardiovascular outcomes and better quality of life.
The Latinx Cardiovascular Clinic was co-founded by Eli Gelfand, MD, Section Chief of General Cardiology, and Fernando M. Contreras Valdes, MD. Dr. Gelfand and sees patients at BIDMC in Boston. Pablo Quintero Pinzon, MD, a native of Colombia, directs the clinic now.
Pablo Quintero Pinzon, MD
Medical Director, Heart Transplant Program; Director, Latinx Clinic; Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology; Cardiovascular Disease
Andre d'Avila, MD
Chief, Cardiac Arrhythmia Service
Daniel E. Cruz, MD
Marie-France Poulin, MD
Associate Director, Structural Heart Clinical Services; Interventional Cardiology
Hector Tamez Aguilar, MD
Interventional Cardiology; Cardiovascular Disease
Patricia Tung, MD