Physician Detail

Abhishek Jaiswal, MD

Practice

Hartford HealthCare Medical Group

Specialty

Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant, Board Certified < Accepting new patients for this specialty
Cardiovascular Medicine, Board Certified < Not accepting new patients for this specialty
Internal Medicine, Board Certified < Not accepting new patients for this specialty

Areas of Interest

Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Cardiac Biopsy, Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT), Cardiac Transplantation, Cardiomyopathy, Congestive Heart Failure, Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation, Heart Failure, Heart Transplantation, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, Implantable Cardiac Defibrillators (ICDs), Mechanical Circulatory Support, Myocarditis, Peripartum Cardiomyopathy, Pulmonary Hypertension, Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy, Structural Heart Disease, Valvulopathy, Ventricular Assist Device Therapy

Physician Quicklink

https://hartfordhealthcare.org/AbhishekJaiswal

Phone

860.972.1212

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Gender
Male

Languages
English


Office Locations


  • Hartford HealthCare Medical Group at Hartford Hospital Department of Cardiology

    85 Jefferson Street
    Suite 208
    Hartford, CT 06106
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    Phone: 860.972.1212


Bio

In Medical Rounds…National Heart Failure Awareness Week is next week…February 10th – 16th…The idea is to increase awareness about the severity of this disease…we are talking about a condition known as Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction…Here to tell us all about it is Dr. Abhishek Jaiswal, a Cardiologist at the Center for Advanced Heart Failure at Hartford Hospital…

Q. Let’s start with…what is Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction and its symptoms?

A. Ejection fraction is a measurement that determines how well our heart pumps blood. It is usually expressed as a percentage and is used to properly diagnose and treat heart failure. Usually patients with heart failure have lower than normal values of ejection fraction. However, nearly half of all patients with heart failure have a normal ejection fraction (EF). This type of heart failure is called HFPEF.

Initially these patients have shortness of breath with exertion which eventually progresses to shortness of breath at rest and inability to function, sleep and have meaningful quality of life.

Q. Do we know what causes this condition?

A. When somebody develops congestive heart failure with decreased pump function or ejection fraction, it results from a primary problem in heart which has progressed and now involving other organs and the body.

However, in patients with HFPEF it is other way around- problems in other organs work together to increase stiffness of the heart and blood supply or circulatory system of the body. Due to this increased stiff heart the patient is unable to augment heart pump function when needed such as exercise and they get out of breath easily with normal activities which eventually progresses to shortness of breath with minimal activities and with rest. This condition is common among people with older age, hypertension, kidney disease, diabetes, obese and female sex.

>60% of patients with HFPEF are women typically post-menopausal and are obese. Obesity differently affects men and women. For similar obesity women develop more cardiovascular side effects compared to men.

Q. Tell us about the treatments that are offered at the Center for Advanced Heart Failure at Hartford Hospital…

A. One of the major challenges in the management of HFPEF patients is that there is no one definitive test. Traditional tests can either under or over diagnose this condition. Currently, research has not found an optimal set of treatments for HFpEF but we do have enough evidence that individualized approach and management by a dedicated team in collaboration with other healthcare providers can lead to improved quality of life in these patients.

That is why dedicated clinics increase chances of not only appropriate diagnosis and treatment but also increase awareness and appropriate prevention measures.

There are only a handful of clinics including our HFpEF Center at Hartford hospital clinics in the States which provide such complete care.

Q. What other types of conditions for heart failure do you treat at the Center?

A. We offer comprehensive heart failure management at our advanced heart failure center at Hartford Hospital including cardiomyopathy resulting from problems with blood supply of heart, infections of heart or myocarditis, problems in heart from abnormal immune system such as sarcoidosis, genetic causes of heart failure, amyloidosis which results from deposition of malfunctioning protein in our heart and heart weakness resulting from abnormal electrical system in heart.

We make sure that these patients get appropriate diagnosis and treatment and if they progress despite optimal care then we offer them advanced management options including hear transplant and cardiac assist devices.

We also take care of patients with high pressures in lung called pulmonary hypertension in our dedicated clinic.

Thank you, Dr. Jaiswal for joining us and spreading the message about this condition.

For more information about the Center for Advanced Heart Failure at Hartford Hospital call 1-855-HHC-HERE.

Abhishek Jaiswal, MD, is a consultant advanced heart failure treatment and heart transplant cardiologist at Hartford HealthCare Heart and Vascular Institute.

After completing medical school at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India he joined the Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New York for internship and internal medicine residency.

There Dr. Jaiswal received Dr. Edward Meilman Award for outstanding resident teacher and department chair book award for outstanding graduating medicine resident.

Following residency, he did his clinical cardiovascular diseases fellowship at the New York Hospital Queens in New York.

Subsequently, he joined Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, New Jersey for training in advanced heart failure treatment and heart transplant fellowship.

He previously was Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Tulane University from 2014 to 2017.

He has authored many scientific articles on topics including heart failure, myocardial recovery, mechanical circulatory support, obesity, hypertension, and cardiac re-vascularization.

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Education

Medical School

  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences 2000-2005 MD

Internship

  • Long Island Jewish Medical Center 2007-2010, Internal Medicine

Residency

  • Long Island Jewish Medical Center 2007-2010, Internal Medicine
  • New York Hospital 2010-2013, Cardiovascular Disease

Fellowship

  • Beth Israel Medical Center 2013-2014, Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology

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