The Alpha-1 Center specializes in caring for patients and families with alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, the most common heritable cause of emphysema. Our staff is dedicated to caring for all facets of this disease, from prevention to genetic counseling to alpha-1 augmentation therapy. We believe that the combination of clinical care and translational research will provide the best experience and outcomes for alphas and their families.

Please visit our official website Alpha-1 Center for more information on our services and physicians that focus on understanding alpha-1 associated lung and liver disease, with the goal of helping to develop cures for this disease in the future

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Programs and Services

Cardiovascular Center

The Cardiovascular Center at Boston Medical Center offers state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment services for a full range of cardiac diseases and conditions, with expertise in interventional cardiology, coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathy (heart failure), arrhythmia, non-invasive imaging and preventive cardiology. The Center’s multidisciplinary team is committed to providing clinical excellence, innovation and compassionate patient care.

Treatments & Services

Infusions of Alpha-1 Antitrypsin

This may be given to patients whose bodies do not produce enough of it on their own.

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