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Best Diets

Ranked: The Best (and Worst) Diets of 2020

The Mediterranean diet, for the third straight year, is the best overall diet in annual rankings by U.S. News & World Report. The diet is top-heavy in vegetables, whole grains, legumes, fruits, beans an olive oil. No-nos on this diet include red meat, refined grains and added sugars. The U.S. News...

Coronary calcium score.

This 5-Minute Test Reveals Your Heart Disease Risk

Do you know your coronary calcium score? Screening helps you understand your risk of heart disease Coronary artery disease, also known as heart disease, is the No. 1 cause of death for men and women. Knowing your risk before you experience symptoms could save your life. Thanks to coronary calcium...


When Aches in Legs, Thighs or Hips Signal Hardened Blood Vessels

As we age, our body tends to wear down. We feel aches and pains that we’ve never felt before and with no obvious reason. For almost 12 million people in America, the pain, aching and fatigue they feel in their thighs, hips and leg muscles may be from poor blood...

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...

TAVR

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

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...

Heart Rate

How Does Your Body Control Your Heart Rate?

Click here  to download a free guide about abnormal heart rhythms. Of course you’re always in complete control. But what about how your heart beats? Physical activity, stress and heart disease are a few things that affect your heart rate. It’s the tiny nerves that stretch from your brain or...


Hartford Hospital has heart

This past weekend 25 teams representing Hartford Hospital and the Hartford HealthCare Heart & Vascular Institute were proud to walk in support of the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk. Our teams helped raise over $44,000 to benefit heart disease research, and ultimately the care we are so fortunate to provide...