Second Opinion Heart Clinic

Are you wondering if your medication regimen is the best for you? Do you want to look at every treatment option for your heart condition? Or would you feel better knowing a second physician supported your recommended treatment plan?

UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, MA, is offering a second opinion clinic for heart and vascular patients who have already received a first diagnosis. Our clinic provides you with access to expert cardiologists and surgeons who can give you peace of mind when it comes to your heart health.  

Why Get a Second Opinion?

  • A second opinion can ease your mind. Our physicians and surgeons can confirm your diagnosis and treatment plan so you can have confidence in your care.
  • It’s an opportunity for you to see if there are alternative options or new advancements in treatments that could be available to you.
  • You may find there is a treatment option that is more convenient for you, less invasive and possibly more effective than the one you were initially given.
  • A second opinion may prevent an unnecessary procedure.

Diagnoses and Procedures

Diagnoses/procedures we typically provide second opinions for include:

  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Heart failure
  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Ablation
  • Mitral or aortic valve repair or replacement
  • Bypass surgery
  • Minimally invasive heart surgery
  • Aneurysm
  • Arrhythmia
  • Stents
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Valve disease
  • Lower leg/foot amputation
  • Need for cardiac defibrillator or pacemaker
  • Other cardiovascular disease

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One of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care eight years in a row.

Healthgrades Cardiac Care America's 100 Best Award 2020.

Recipient of the Healthgrades Cardiac Care Excellence Award for ten years in a row.

Healthgrades Cardiac Care Excellence Award 2020.

Recipient of Healthgrades Coronary Intervention Excellence Award for 11 years in a row. 

Healthgrades Coronary Excellence Award 2020.

First-time recipient of the Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award.

Healthgrades Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award 2020.

One of Healthgrades 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery five years in a row.

Healthgrades America's 50 Best Cardiac Surgery Award 2020.

Recipient of the American Heart Association's Get With the Guidelines Award

The American Heart Association's 2021 Get With The Guidelines Gold Plus award for Stroke in the Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll.