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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 our patients.

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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...

Black Bean Wrap

Skip the Fake-Meat Burgers: Try These Plant-Based Recipes

Plant-based burgers are becoming popular and are not only available at your local grocery store but also at the top national fast-food chains. The two top contenders are the Impossible Burger and Beyond Meat burger. These burgers tout not only a high protein burger from plants but also a juicy...

Meat and Diet

Cardiologist on Meat Study: An ‘Utter Disservice to the Public’

Seems like as soon as you adjust your diet to follow the latest healthy recommendations, those suggestions change. But one Hartford HealthCare Heart & Vascular Institute cardiologist said you can’t always believe what you read. Dr. Waseem Chaudhry warned against being too quick to add servings of red meat to your...

Cancer/Yoga

A Healthier You: Upcoming Classes, Events in November

Don’t slow down, just because fall’s here. Learn about mental health first aid, breast cancer assessment tests, grief self-care during the holidays and yoga for cancer survivors. That’s only a sample. Find a support  group that might help you, too. For a complete schedule of the rest of this month...