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Tips for Heart Patients During COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic keeps you from climbing up on an examination table in your provider’s office, but it doesn’t need to stop you from activities that maintain your vascular health. Dr. Ali Irshad, a vascular surgeon with the Hartford HealthCare Heart & Vascular Institute, said following healthy habits and understanding...

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How Heart Patients Can Maintain Vascular Health During the COVID-19 Crisis

By Dr. Mouhanad Ayach and Dr. Ali Irshad Hartford HealthCare Medical Group Due to the COVID-19 crisis, most non-emergency doctor visits are on standby. If you can’t go to the doctor, that doesn’t mean you need to put off your health needs. Patients with vascular conditions, which affect the veins...

COVID-19 and the Heart

What COVID-19 Can Do to Your Heart, Even if You Don’t Have Cardiovascular Disease

A heart attack or COVID-19? New data from China, published recently in JAMA Cardiology, now indicates up to 20 percent of COVID-19 patients experience cardiovascular complications caused by the coronavirus. Even in patients with no history of heart disease, the signs can appear immediately life-threatening: an abnormal heart rhythm and...

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Why People with Preexisting Conditions Are More at Risk of COVID-19

Risk is the buzzword during the COVID-19 pandemic and when it comes to people with underlying conditions like heart disease, diabetes or lung diseases like asthma, the chance that they will die from the virus can be as much as 10 times the average person’s chances. The American College of...

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The 30-Second Consult: Exercise Recommendations for Older Adults

By Amanda Zaleski Exercise Physiologist Hartford HealthCare Heart & Vascular InstituteDepartment of Preventive Cardiology Q: What are the exercise recommendations for older adults? A: The American College of Sports Medicine says the optimal exercise prescription for overall health among older adults includes these options: 30 minutes of moderate intensity aerobic...


The Link Between Erectile Dysfunction and Heart Disease

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 disease and its potentially fatal consequences are usually avoidable. Dr. Waseem Chaudhry is a preventive cardiologist at the Hartford HealthCare Tallwood Men’s Health Center....

Exercise and Your Heart

February Walk to Wellness: The Best Exercises for Your Heart

The heart is a muscle and needs exercise just as much as other muscles in the body, but just how much exercise is enough to maintain good health? Similar to a prescription for any medication, exercise can be prescribed for the prevention, treatment and/or control of almost any chronic condition,...