Lifespan Cardiovascular Institute

Expert Cardiac Care in Rhode Island

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.

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Peter Soukas, MD

Shattering A Blockage

When Dr. Peter Soukas, MD, used technology called shockwave intravascular lithotripsy to treat his patient’s blocked artery, the results shattered medical standards. Read about this creative approach to an age-old disease.

Contact the Lifespan Cardiovascular Institute

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 1-855-332-8474.

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.

Support the Lifespan Cardiovascular Institute

Please consider supporting the Lifespan Cardiovascular Institute by making a gift using our online donation form.

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Donate to Support Cardiovascular Research

Support from our donors advances the mission of the Lifespan Cardiovascular Institute, helping our team provide expert patient care and conduct leading-edge research.

Heart Valve Disease

What are the Symptoms of a Heart Attack?

Heart attack symptoms can vary from person to person. Some people may have very few symptoms or may not experience the most common symptoms. 

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Act Fast If It's Your Heart

Don't wait around if you're not feeling well. Meet Dennis, whose childhood bout with rheumatic fever caused heart problems 70 years later.

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Meet Rob

Rob was told he had a 10% chance of survival. Over three years later, he has a new mindset and takes every opportunity to enjoy life. 

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After suffering a major heart attack, Walter's biggest victory was walking back into his office. Learn how the Lifespan Cardiovascular Institute helped make that possible.

Bruce Barton

Shocking New Technology Scores a Hole in One for Golfer

After seven failed surgeries over the course of a decade, Bruce Barton was at the end of a long road, one that he could barely walk.

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Women's Heart Disease

Heart disease takes more women than all cancers combined. The warning signs are different for women than men.

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