Heart & Vascular Institute

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Blood Pressure

Local Study: Hypertension Patients Exercise More if They Can Check Blood Pressure

It’s not exactly mind over matter, but a recent study involving cardiologists with the Hartford HealthCare Heart & Vascular Institute demonstrated that people with hypertension exercised more if they could check their blood pressure before and after the workout. The first-of-its-kind study, conducted by a team from the University of...

Doctor's Visit Via Video

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

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)...

Women and Heart Attacks

Why More Young Women are Having Heart Attacks

As more and more young women – particularly of color – experience high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity, they are having heart attacks at an alarming rate. According to a study in Circulation, the journal of the American Heart Association, the number of acute myocardial infarctions, or heart attacks, in...


Connecticut Hospital Association Honors Three HHC HealthCare Heroes

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...

Cardiac Surgery

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

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,...

Heart Failure Zones

What Are Heart Failure Zones?

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Men and Heart Disease

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

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...