Our Heart & Vascular Institute Departments

The Hartford HealthCare Heart & Vascular Institute offers the latest in high-tech treatments such as robotic surgery and the following procedures in a warm and caring setting.



Cardiac Surgery

We acknowledge our history, too. Doctors at Hartford Hospital, now part of the Heart & Vascular Institute, in 1984 became the first Connecticut hospital to perform a successful heart transplant. Since then, we’ve performed more than 250 heart transplants.

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The average human heart beats about 100,000 times a day, pumping almost 2,000 gallons of blood through the body. What makes it tick so precisely? An electrical system that creates impulses to control the heart rate (beats per minute) and heart rhythm (synchronizing the pumping action).

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Center for Advanced Heart Failure & Pulmonary Vascular Disease

The Heart & Vascular Institute's Center for Advanced Heart Failure & Pulmonary Vascular Disease has developed extraordinary resources to help patients with advanced heart failure, whether it's with life-suport ECMO technology during cardiac or respiratory failure, heart pumps that restore normal blood flow or a heart transplant.

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Interventional Cardiology

The Heart & Vascular Institute’s cardiac catheterization program, with more than 4,500 procedures each year, ranks among the most substantial in the Northeast.

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Preventive Cardiology

The Heart & Vascular Institute provides the most comprehensive services for the prevention and management of cardiovascular disease in the region. Its programs and services are tailored to help people with known or suspected heart disease, or those recovering from a heart attack or cardiac surgery.

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Structural Heart
Disease Program

The Heart & Vascular Institute’s Structural Heart Disease Program specializes in defects or abnormalities in the heart’s infrastructure – the valves, wall and chambers – that do not affect the organ’s blood vessels.

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Vascular Surgery

The Heart & Vascular Institute's Vascular Surgery Department leads the state in advancing the medical and surgical/endovascular treatment of cerebrovascular disease, which affects blood vessels and, in particular, the arteries that supply blood to the brain.

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All Heart & Vascular Institute Departments