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  • Can You Get a New Aortic Valve While Partly Awake? With TAVR, Yes.

    October 10, 2019

    Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is the popular technique for replacing a defective heart valve without open-heart surgery, and one Hartford HealthCare fellow found a way to make it even safer, more efficient, more effective and less costly. Dr. Wassim Mosleh, a second-year University of Connecticut cardiology fellow working with…

  • Why St. Vincent’s, the Daughters of Charity and Hartford HealthCare are the Right Fit

    October 02, 2019

    BRIDGEPORT — The ceremony Tuesday officially binding St. Vincent’s Medical Center, a Catholic hospital that traces its history to the early 1900s and the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, with Hartford HealthCare did not pass without at least one revelation. “Who believes in fate?” asked Vincent DiBattista, St….

  • The Pain in His Side Was an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: How He Beat the Deadly Odds

    September 23, 2019

    Before July 2017, Richard Nobile thought AAA referred to minor league baseball or the automobile club. Unfortunately, he’s since learned it can also stand for “abdominal aortic aneurysm,” or a bulge in the abdominal segment of the aorta, the body’s main artery. More common in men, AAA is connected with…

  • Heart & Vascular Institute Has a New Home in Norwich

    September 17, 2019

    Because of the continued expansion of services, the Hartford HealthCare Heart & Vascular Institute has officially moved its Norwich office, formerly at 164 Otrobando Ave., to a newly renovated 7,000-square-foot space at 111 Salem Turnpike in Norwich (the former Ames plaza).  The new center offers comprehensive and convenient outpatient services…

  • Why TAVR Heart-Valve Replacement Is a Medical Breakthrough

    September 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…

  • Cancer Overtakes Cardiovascular Disease as No. 1 Cause of Death in Wealthy Nations

    September 03, 2019

    Roxanne Nelson, RN, BSN Medscape Cancer is now the leading cause of death in high-income countries, where it is responsible for twice as many deaths as cardiovascular disease, according to findings from a new global report. “The world is witnessing a new epidemiologic transition among the different categories of noncommunicable…

  • Know Your Heart Meds: Here’s The Lineup

    August 22, 2019

    Heart disease varies from one person to another, as does the type of medication prescribed to take care of it. What doesn’t change is the need to understand what medicine you’re taking, follow the instructions and know what the potential side effects. “It can be confusing to keep medications straight,…

  • 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….


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