Women’s Heart Wellness

The Women’s Heart Wellness Program represents Hartford HealthCare’s dedication to identifying, treating and, whenever possible, preventing cardiovascular disease in women.

Women's Heart Wellness Program

Heart disease, an equal-opportunity killer, is the leading cause of death among adult women in the United States. But heart disease in women is not like heart disease in men.

 

A healthy heart is the foundation of a healthy body. You can achieve both at the Women’s Heart Wellness Program, with services available at The Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain and Hartford Hospital.

 

Learn more about the Women's Heart Wellness Program

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Our specialists have expertise in the symptoms only women experience and the treatments and lifestyle recommendations that make a difference in your life.

Being part of the Women’s Heart Wellness Program helped me tremendously after my heart attack in 2018. I felt angry, alone, confused and very scared. I was not comfortable speaking to my family about my fears. I felt no one would understand.

The program gives you a platform where you can speak openly without fear or feeling of being judged. Women tend to be very conservative when it comes to sharing their fears. I knew this was my time to speak for all women.

-- Maritza Santos-Pernal

 

Locations


Meet our Providers

Name Specialties Location
Callan-Heiligmann, Catherine A., APRN 860.224.5274
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • New Britain
Ferraro-Borgida, Melissa Joy, MD, FACC 860.522.5712
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Echocardiography
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nuclear Cardiology
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  • Hartford
  • Farmington
  • Manchester
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Hoffman, Marina, APRN 860.224.5011
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • New Britain
Saucier, Stephanie J., MD, FACC
4.8 /5
37 surveys
860.972.1695
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nuclear Cardiology
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  • Hartford
  • New Britain
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Swales, Heather Hunt, MD 860.224.5694
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nuclear Cardiology
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  • New Britain

Featured Videos

Upcoming Classes & Events

  • $40.00
    Monday, Jul 26, 2021, 12:00AM - 12:00AM

    Understanding Breastfeeding eClass

    Making the decision to breastfeed is one of the best things you can do for your baby! As with any new experience, you probably have lots of [...]

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  • $40.00
    Monday, Jul 26, 2021, 12:00AM - 12:00AM

    Understanding Your Newborn eClass

    Congratulations on your growing family! Since newborns don't come with an owner's manual, consider the Understanding Your Newborn eClass [...]

    Hartford Hospital
  • $40.00
    Monday, Jul 26, 2021, 12:00AM - 12:00AM

    Understanding Fatherhood eClass

    Preparing for fatherhood is no easy task. This convenient, informative, and entertaining eClass was created for men (by men) to help them [...]

    Hartford Hospital
  • $100.00
    Monday, Jul 26, 2021, 12:00AM - 12:00AM

    Understanding Birth eClass

    This class is offered with your convenience in mind - you can take this class from the comfort of your own home based on your and your [...]

    Hartford Hospital
  • $40.00
    Monday, Jul 26, 2021, 12:00AM - 12:00AM

    Understanding Infant & Child Safety eClass

    Statistics that show infants and children are most often injured in homes and cars. This can be scary for any new parent. Do you know all [...]

    Hartford Hospital
  • Free
    Monday, Jul 26, 2021, 6:30PM - 7:30PM

    Webinar: Maternity Tour

    This webinar is an overview of what to expect with parking, admissions, visitation, Labor & Delivery, Postpartum, Lactation services at [...]

    Hartford Hospital
  • $40.00
    Monday, Aug 02, 2021, 12:00AM - 12:00AM

    Understanding Breastfeeding eClass

    Making the decision to breastfeed is one of the best things you can do for your baby! As with any new experience, you probably have lots of [...]

    Hartford Hospital
  • $40.00
    Monday, Aug 02, 2021, 12:00AM - 12:00AM

    Understanding Your Newborn eClass

    Congratulations on your growing family! Since newborns don't come with an owner's manual, consider the Understanding Your Newborn eClass [...]

    Hartford Hospital
  • $40.00
    Monday, Aug 02, 2021, 12:00AM - 12:00AM

    Understanding Fatherhood eClass

    Preparing for fatherhood is no easy task. This convenient, informative, and entertaining eClass was created for men (by men) to help them [...]

    Hartford Hospital
  • $100.00
    Monday, Aug 02, 2021, 12:00AM - 12:00AM

    Understanding Birth eClass

    This class is offered with your convenience in mind - you can take this class from the comfort of your own home based on your and your [...]

    Hartford Hospital

Women's Heart Wellness News

April 15, 2021

A New Way to Avoid Severe COVID Illness: Exercise?

It might be time we add exercise to masks, social distancing and good hand hygiene as the best protection against [...]

March 18, 2021

Webinar: As Anxiety, Depression Mount, The Link Between Mental Health and Your Heart

Have you felt tightness in your chest or exhaustion and wondered if it was stress or a heart condition? Anxiety [...]

March 03, 2021

Study: Most COVID-19 Hospitalizations Caused by These 4 Pre-Existing Conditions

Four pre-existing conditions have accounted for most adult COVID-19 hospitalizations in the United States, according to a study published in [...]

February 22, 2021

Lower Back Pain, Erectile Dysfunction and Other Surprising Signs of Heart Disease

Everyone knows the most obvious signs of a struggling heart – chest pain, shortness of breath – but your body [...]

February 08, 2021

Controlling These Risk Factors Prevents 80 Percent of Heart Disease

According to the American Heart Association, every 39 seconds someone in the United States dies from heart disease. That calculates [...]

February 03, 2021

Go Red For Women! Take Charge of Your Heart Health

Heart disease is a top threat to women’s health and an upcoming Hartford HealthCare webinar aims to raise awareness and [...]

For Referring Providers

How to Make a Referral

While a referral is not required, you can refer your patient in one of the following ways:

Epic Referral:
If you’re a Hartford HealthCare Medical Group provider, simply search “Amb Referral” in Epic, and then select “Women’s Heart Health Program.” Choose the HOCC option for our New Britain location or HH for Hartford.

Referral without Epic:
If you’re not on Epic, please complete the Women’s Heart Wellness Program referral form and fax to the respective office location.

Download Referral Form

Women’s Heart Wellness