b'Concord Hospital Cardiovascular Institute includes cardiology and vascular practices in Concord and Laconia, cardiac imaging, cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, vascular surgery, a cardiac catheterization suite, electrophysiology, structural heart programs, a heart device program, cardiovascular testing, cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, interventional cardiology and interventional radiology. In the last year, Concord Hospital has consolidated all of its cardiovascular services into a single new entityConcord Hospital Cardiovascular Institute. The change is a fundamental reorganization more normally seen in much larger medical centers, with a leadership structure designed to improve care and increase patients access to that caremost often under one roof.This issue of Advances focuses on Concord Hospital Cardiovascular Institutehighlighting its innovative technology and procedures, the experienced specialists who provide expert care and the grateful patients whose lives have been saved or changed because of that care.Snowmobiler Linwood Mixer tells how tiny heart implants that control his irregular heartbeat and reduce his stroke risk allowed him to enjoy hundreds of miles of trails this winter. Last year, he didnt have the energy to even think about fi ring up his machine.Patient Ken Roketenetz explains that he was able to maintain his lifestyle with a new aortic heart valve and a procedure in which calcium deposits blocking his arteries were broken up with soundwaves.The cardiovascular reorganization enables more patients like Ken and Lin to receive complex specialty care by consolidating cardiovascular services that formerly were spread throughout Concord Hospitals health system. Many now are located in Concord Hospital Memorial Medical Office Building, West, in Concord. The Institute is led by Cardiovascular Service Line Administrator Kris Green, RN, and Associate Chief Clinical Officer for Cardiovascular Service Line and cardiologist Dr. Michael Newton. They cooperate to combine administrative and clinical guidance.The Institutes specialists also cooperate to improve careconsulting collaboratively about patients; improving scheduling; and sharing, not competing, for resources as often is the case in a typical medical organization.'