Heart & Vascular Institute

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Hartford Hospital Joins Global COVID-19 Data-Sharing Study

Hartford Hospital has joined a global alliance of clinicians and scientists dedicated to sharing clinical insights and using cutting-edge technology to find more effective treatments for the most critically ill COVID-19 patients. The study is hosted by the COVID-19 Critical Care Consortium (COVID Critical), an international group that has quickly...

Broken Heart Syndrome

Stress-Related Broken Heart Syndrome on the Rise During COVID-19

Photos of isolated family members separated from each other to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are wrenching, but new evidence shows the actions spurred an increase in the cases of Broken Heart Syndrome in the pandemic’s first wave. Also known as takotsubo cardiomyopathy, Broken Heart Syndrome (BHS) can occur after...


Study Links Long-Term Heart Damage to COVID-19

We know that COVID-19 impacts the lungs and our ability to breathe, but a recent study shows that more than half of people who contracted the virus also suffered some type of long-term heart damage as a result. The study, published in the European Heart Journal, examined more than 1,200...

Three young couples on the beach.

Summer Countdown: 9 Health Benefits of Sunshine

Usually, at this time of year, we like to warn people about the dangers of too much sunshine or too little protection from sunshine. Not today, with the state reopening after so many weeks of self-quarantine during COVID-19. In so many ways, glorious sunshine is good for your health. Here...