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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...


Heart-Attack Study: Women Don’t Get Same Treatment As Men

A man and woman each have a potentially fatal heart attack called a STEMI, a complete blockage of the coronary artery by a blood clot. Who is more likely to receive the appropriate care? In a recent Swedish study, it wasn’t even close: The man. The woman, in fact, would...


What New High Blood Pressure Guidelines Mean For You

The number of Americans with high blood pressure increased dramatically Nov. 13 when the American Heart Association, the American College Cardiology and nine other groups released a new guideline on hypertension. The standard, the first change in 14 years, is now 130/80 mm Hg, down from the guideline established in...


Can too much exercise be bad for your heart?

There is certainly no doubt that exercise is good for you. To improve overall cardiovascular health, The American Heart Association recommends at least 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise (such as brisk walking) or 75 minutes per week of vigorous exercise (such as jogging) or a combination of moderate...