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Clinical Trial: Heart Surgery (Aortic Aneurysm) Without An Incision

A team of physicians at the Hartford HealthCare Heart & Vascular Institute  recently became the first in Connecticut to repair a life-threatening aortic aneurysm using a new device as part of a clinical trial approved by the Food & Drug Administration.  Dr. Thomas Divinagracia is the chief of vascular surgery at Hartford...


The Bloodless Heart Transplant

When Jonathan Henry needed a new heart, he did his research to find a hospital where clinicians had extensive transplant experience, and could both support and respect his religious tenets, which required a transplant performed bloodlessly — without blood transfusions. He found what he needed at Hartford Hospital. Hartford Hospital...


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...