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Bluetooth Technology in a Pacemaker

Imagine for a moment a pacemaker that comes with its own mobile app. Now stop imagining – because it’s a reality. The world’s only pacemaker that can communicate directly with a patient’s smartphone or tablet is available at the Hartford HealthCare Heart & Vascular Institute at Hartford Hospital. Cardiac electrophysiologist Dr....


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...


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...


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:...