Heart & Vascular Institute

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  • 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)…

  • Video Visits and New Technology Helping Patients After Heart Procedures

    June 28, 2019

    It takes less than five minutes for Dr. Steven Zweibel or the APRNs in his electrophysiology office to check the incision made to install a pacemaker or implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) and ensure it is healing properly. Normally, the incision is checked three to four weeks after the patient receives the…

  • 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…


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