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The Heart of a Runner

It’s a life on the run for Larry Allen, and he wouldn’t have it any other way. Larry’s dedication to the sport of long distance running earned him a coveted spot in the Maine Running Hall of Fame. Yet as he rose the ranks, he always kept pace with another...


Electricians for the Heart

Listen to Andy’s story on the “Connect To Healthier” podcast. It’s free for streaming or download. The heart is a complicated part of the body  – so complicated that it even has its own electrical system. It’s the heart’s electrical systems that creates the impulses to control your heart rate...


New Hope for Leaky Heart Valves

Download your free informational guide on mitral valve disease.  Did you know that your heart beats more than 100,000 times each and every day? And that some hearts are predisposed to leaking valves? But newer studies show that with the right surgeon, a surgeon with tremendous experience, repairing the valve  – in this case specifically...


The World’s Smallest Pacemaker

Download your guide on irregular heartbeats – and how they’re diagnosed and treated.  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...


A New Twist To Open-Heart-Surgery Alternative

Download your free informational guide on the TAVR procedure.  For patients too  frail to undergo open-heart surgery, a minimally invasive procedure known as transcatheter aortic valve replacement, or TAVR, repairs the damaged valve instead of replacing it. Doctors usually access the heart through the groin or ribs, but that wasn’t an option...

An EKG machine.

What Causes An Irregular Heartbeat?

The average human heart beats about 100,000 times a day, pumping almost 2,000 gallons of blood through the body. What makes it tick so precisely? An electrical system that creates impulses to control the heart rate (beats per minute) and heart rhythm (synchronizing the pumping action). When that system is...