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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...


How Cardiac Rehab can Help Heart Patients

Cardiac rehabilitation helps patients lose weight, lower their cholesterol, improve diabetes and reduce anxiety and depression after heart-related illnesses and procedures. So why aren’t people taking advantage of these programs? A study found that only 62 percent of people referred to cardiac rehab programs are actually using them. Why is...


Heart & Vascular Institute Has a New Home in Norwich

Because of the continued expansion of services, the Hartford HealthCare Heart & Vascular Institute has officially moved its Norwich office, formerly at 164 Otrobando Ave., to a newly renovated 7,000-square-foot space at 111 Salem Turnpike in Norwich (the former Ames plaza).  The new center offers comprehensive and convenient outpatient services...


Why TAVR Heart-Valve Replacement Is a Medical Breakthrough

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...

Cancer and Bacteria

Cancer Overtakes Cardiovascular Disease as No. 1 Cause of Death in Wealthy Nations

Roxanne Nelson, RN, BSN Medscape Cancer is now the leading cause of death in high-income countries, where it is responsible for twice as many deaths as cardiovascular disease, according to findings from a new global report. “The world is witnessing a new epidemiologic transition among the different categories of noncommunicable...