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Leaky Heart Valve? Heart & Vascular Institute Surgeon Devises A New Repair

Dr. Sabet Hashim, a world leader in mitral valve repair surgery, has devised a new technique that restores a leaky mitral valve in patients who have had a heart attack.   Dr. Hashim, co-physician-in-chief of the Hartford HealthCare Heart & Vascular Institute, answers questions in this video about this new valve repair technique:...


Area Cancer Patients Have Greater Proximity to Clinical Trials

By Suzanne McLaughlin Journal Inquirer HARTFORD — More clinical cancer trials are becoming available to Greater Hartford residents. With the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute becoming a charter member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Alliance, cancer research trials that until now have been available at the Manhattan Upper East...


Podcast: Advances in Cancer Care

Cancer is a word that still strikes fear in the hearts many — particularly if you are at the receiving end of a cancer diagnosis. Advances in cancer care have been rapid in recent decades, led by the efforts of medical oncologists and researcher like Dr. David Hyman from the Memorial...


How DIEP Flap Reconstruction Uses Breast Cancer Victim’s Abdominal Fatty Tissue

Margie Elkins never expected a breast cancer diagnosis. “Breast cancer was not on my agenda,” she said. Yet for those who receive a cancer diagnosis, making the best decisions about treatment and recovery for yourself can be confusing, disorienting and lonely. Overwhelmed by her own cancer diagnosis, her husband, Karl, became Margie’s listening ears,...