Conditions & Treatments

It's not always easy to tell if you're having problems with blood vessels in your heart and your body. You can't feel plaque building up in your arteries. That's a scary thought for anyone concerned about high blood pressure or high cholesterol.

Plaque buildup can have long-term effects on your heart and blood flow. And it doesn't just affect your heart. Plaque buildup can happen in your leg arteries, too. Our topics can help you see what tests, lifestyle changes and treatments are right for you.

HHC Cardiology Conditions & Treatments

Heart & Vascular Institute
Conditions & Treatments include:

The Institute offers the latest in high-tech treatments such as robotic surgery and the following treatments in a warm and caring setting:

Atrial Fibrillation Center

Our capabilities extend from the electrophysiology lab, where we use the most advanced computerized mapping systems minimize X-ray exposure, to the operating room, where our surgeons have access to the latest advancements in surgical ablation. We also participate in a wide range of research, putting us at the forefront of this treatment.

Chest Pain Center

Sudden and unexplained chest pain or pressure can be frightening and confusing. Hartford Hospital experts at the Chest Pain Center can get to the bottom of mysterious chest pain and start rapid and effective treatment. The Chest Pain Center is an Accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI, which ensures patients who arrive at the hospital complaining of chest pain or other symptoms of a heart attack receive the treatment necessary during the critical window of time when the integrity of the heart muscle can be preserved.

Cardiac Rehabilitation Program

The program offers individualized, medically-supervised exercise and education programs and counseling for individuals who have experienced a cardiac event or need to reduce their risk of heart disease.

Preventive Cardiology

Boost your heart health by making changes in your diet, becoming more physically active, controlling cholesterol and quitting smoking. We’ll show you how.

Cardiac Catheterization & Angioplasty

A narrowed blood vessel can dangerously cut the flow of blood to the heart muscle. Hartford Hospital physicians have successfully performed thousands of these procedures to identify and widen dangerously narrowed heart arteries.

Cardiac Electrophysiology

When the heart habitually skips a beat, it can be serious. A heart that’s out of rhythm is a heart that’s not pumping blood efficiently. Hartford Hospital treats more such hearts than any other hospital in Connecticut.

Heart Surgery

Hartford Hospital doctors performed the first coronary bypass surgery in Central Connecticut and continue to lead with such innovations as the da Vinci surgical system — the latest in medical robotics. For those patients too sick for open heart surgery, we are one of the only in the area to provide Transcatheter aortic valve replacement. It is a procedure for select patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis (narrowing of the aortic valve opening) who are not candidates for traditional open chest surgery or are high-risk operable candidates.

Heart Transplant

Dr. Henry Low, now retired, led the Hartford Hospital team that performed the first successful heart transplant in Connecticut in 1984. Few hospitals in Connecticut and nationally have the medical know-how and resources to offer heart transplantation to appropriate cardiac patients. 

Athlete's Heart Program

Our Athletes Heart Program is one of a kind in Connecticut, evaluating sports participants’ risks and the potential effects of competition, providing recommendations to competitive and recreational athletes with documented or potential cardiac problems.

Heart Failure Infusion Program 

Hartford Hospital’s Center for Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant offers an outpatient Heart Failure Infusion Program with continuous infusion of intravenous diuretics to manage volume overload during decompensated heart failure.

Cholesterol Management Program

We have one of the largest LDL (bad cholesterol) Apheresis programs in the country for patients who can’t control their cholesterol with drugs, as well as a Cholesterol Management Program for patients dealing with statin intolerance.


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