New England Heart & Vascular Institute at NCH

NEHVI Cardio Team - van Buren only

New England Heart & Vascular Institute at NCH

Interventional treatments such as implantation of pacemakers and stents, and more.


CMC North Country Heart Vascular


NCH collaborates with the New England Heart and Vascular Institute at Catholic Medical Center to provide patients interventional treatments such as implantation of pacemakers and stents, cardiac bypass surgeries, etc. Patients can see Dr. van Buren in the North Country before interventional procedures, and return home to receive Cardiac Rehabilitation at AVH, UCVH, or WMC and have their follow-up appointments nearby.

Heart and Lung disease is a serious health problem in America today, and our Cardiopulmonary Service staff is committed to helping patients live longer, healthier lives by providing comprehensive, individualized services, including:

Non-invasive cardiology tests that cover diagnosis, treatment and preventive care are major tools in fostering heart health among our patients:

Cardiac testing services

  • Ankle Brachial Index (ABI)
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Echocardiography
  • Transesophageal Echocardiogram
  • Stress Echocardiogram
  • Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography
  • Regular treadmill stress test
  • Exercise myocardial perfusion test
  • Lexiscan cardiac perfusion test
  • Holter monitor
  • Loop monitor
  • Event monitor
  • Pulse Volume Recording

Pulmonary and Neurodiagnostic Tests

  • Pulmonary function testing
  • Metabolic testing
  • Methacholine challenge testing
  • Electroencephalograms (EEG)
  • Nerve Conduction Study (NCS)

Also available is the ScottCare® VersaCare Telemetry System, which delivers complete and accurate cardiovascular monitoring technology, data management and services that aid in the surveillance of patients attending a cardiac rehabilitation program.  The ScottCare® system will allow the cardiac rehabilitation team to manage and report data more efficiently and securely.  It is designed with one goal in mind:  removing the need for double documentation, providing staff more time to tend to the patient’s needs.