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The World’s Smallest Pacemaker

Doctors at Hartford Hospital recently implanted the world’s smallest pacemaker. It’s called the Micra transcatheter pacing system, and it’s designed for patients who need a single-chamber pacemaker. Dr. Steven Zweibel, Director of Electrophysiology at Hartford Hospital, has the details. Q: The size of this pacemaker is similar to that of...


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:...


Windham Hospital Adds Three Cardiology Providers

Windham Hospital and Hartford Healthcare Medical Group have added three new cardiology providers who are now seeing patients at the Windham Hospital Family Health Center at 5 Founders Street in Willimantic.  Vidya Nadig, MD, Anu Vellanki, MD and Darcy Ulitsch, APRN are all accepting new patients. “I am pleased to...