Heart & Vascular Institute

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  • Why Put Vascular Disease on Your Radar? Ask This Vascular Surgeon

    August 20, 2019

    Most people never have to worry about vascular disease. But everyone should know about it because vascular disease can affect up to 25 percent of people as they age. What happens when we age? A number of changes can take place within our arteries and veins. Some people develop blockages,…

  • Popliteal Entrapment: Freak Football Injury Almost Cost Glastonbury Athlete His Leg

    August 19, 2019

    The athlete: Gary Kazanjian of Glastonbury, a football player at Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford. The injury: “My leg got crushed in between two people and my foot kind of fell asleep,” he says of the 2017 injury. “I didn’t really know what it was.” The symptoms: After two weeks…

  • How to Prepare for a Stress Test

    August 19, 2019

    An exercise electrocardiogram, better known as a stress test, will give your Heart & Vascular Institute doctor important information about how you heart responds when pushed to its limit during physical exertion. The test is performed as you exercise on a treadmill while hooked up to an electrocardiogram, or EKG, machine….

  • Hartford Hospital Repeats as National Heart-Attack Care Award Winner

    July 15, 2019

    When an emergency services dispatcher receives a call about a potential heart attack victim, physicians and nurses at Hartford Hospital must be prepared to provide the best care possible when the patient is brought through the emergency room door. Specialized treatment is critical when it comes to an ST-segment elevation…

  • A Doctor Visit Via Video? Let’s Check That Pacemaker or Defibrillator Incision

    July 02, 2019

    Download your guide on irregular heartbeats – and how they’re diagnosed and treated.  It takes less than five minutes for Dr. Steven Zweibel or the APRNs in his electrophysiology office at the Hartford HealthCare Heart & Vascular Institute to check the incision made to install a pacemaker or implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD)…

  • 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…


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