Heart & Vascular Institute

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  • Connecticut Hospital Association Honors Three HHC HealthCare Heroes

    June 21, 2019

    One Healthcare Hero rescued a paralyzed man and his wife from flood waters, two parlayed personal heartbreaks into better care for patients, three traveled overseas to bring medical services and healthcare knowledge to the underserved, and an entire hospital became heroes during a tragic incident.  These are just some of the stories…

  • Heart & Vascular Institute Earns Top Cardiac Surgery Ratings in North America

    June 20, 2019

    The Heart & Vascular Institute at Hartford Hospital has earned distinguished international three-star ratings from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons for its patient care and outcomes in aortic valve replacement, coronary artery bypass grafting and mitral valve replacement and repair. Earning three-star ratings, which denote the highest level of quality,…

  • What Are Heart Failure Zones?

    June 10, 2019

    For more information on the full range of heart-health care at the Hartford Healthcare Heart & Vascular Institute, click here.

  • A Simple Way Most Men Can Avoid Being a ‘Heart Attack Waiting to Happen’

    June 10, 2019

    You’ve obviously heard the reference to a man as a “heart attack waiting to happen.” Well, there’s some truth in that gallows humor: Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men in the United States and worldwide. For the man who regularly consults with his doctor, however, heart…

  • This Teeny-Weeny Pacemaker is No Bigger Than a Vitamin Capsule

    June 10, 2019

    Download your guide on irregular heartbeats – and how they’re diagnosed and treated.  The world’s smallest pacemaker, the Micra transcatheter pacing system, is designed for patients who need a single-chamber pacemaker. Dr. Steven Zweibel, director of electrophysiology at Hartford Hospital, explains: Q: The size of this pacemaker is similar to…

  • The Hospital of Central Connecticut Opens New Cardiac Rehabilitation Space

    May 23, 2019

    The Hospital of Central Connecticut Cardiac Rehabilitation Program has opened a new rehabilitation space on its New Britain campus. The 3,120-square-foot facility provides the latest equipment to aid in the treatment and recovery of cardiac patients. The center provides phase II telemetry monitored exercise to patients who have been treated…

  • Why TAVR Heart-Valve Replacement Is a Medical Breakthrough

    May 06, 2019

    By Dr. Raymond G. McKay Co-Director, Hartford HealthCare Heart & Vascular Institute Structural Heart Disease Program at Hartford Hospital Download your guide to aortic stenosis & the TAVR procedure.  Medical breakthroughs that seem to come out of nowhere grab the headlines: cancer vaccines, lab-grown body parts and other developments that almost…

  • What Causes Peripheral Artery Disease?

    May 01, 2019

    What is Peripheral Artery Angioplasty? Risks of Angioplasty for Peripheral Arterial Disease of the Legs For more information about peripheral artery disease at treatment at the Hartford HealthCare Heart & Vascular Institute, click here.

  • Hartford Hospital Among Best for Heart Transplants

    April 24, 2019

    Hartford Hospital is the number 1 adult heart transplant program in Connecticut based on three-year survival rate data from the national Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR). Hartford Hospital also ranks second highest in the New England-New York-New Jersey region and 11th highest in the nation out of 107 programs….

  • Study: Stress-Related Disorder Heightens Heart Risk

    April 15, 2019

    People have a 60 percent increased risk of cardiovascular disease within the first year of being diagnosed with any stress-related disorder, according to a new study in Sweden. The results, published April 10 in the British Medical Journal, used data from the Swedish National Patient Register to compare people diagnosed…


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