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Tallwood Men’s Health: Heart Health

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men in the United States and worldwide. For the man who regularly consults with his doctor, however, heart disease and its potentially fatal consequences are usually avoidable. Dr. Waseem Chaudhry is a preventive cardiologist at the Hartford HealthCare Tallwood Men’s Health Center....


Babies in Red Hats: Raising Awareness of Congenital Heart Defects

Pictured above: Angelica Otero of Willimantic holds her new baby boy Joeziah Cummings Otero who was born Jan. 26 at the Windham Hospital Birthing Center. They may not be aware of it quite yet, but babies born at Hartford HealthCare hospitals in February are taking part in their own effort to...

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

How Pain in Her Shoulder Became Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Veronica Debkiewicz was just a few months shy of earning her nursing degree when she lost feeling and function in her right arm. “I woke up with a lot of pain in my shoulder,” said Debkiewicz, who now works as a perioperative nurse at Hartford Hospital. “It felt like my...


Detection and Treatment for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

Abdominal aortic aneurysm – commonly known as “triple A” – is often referred to as the silent killer. But a simple, 10-minute screening for this condition along with early intervention have proven to be lifesaving. Vascular surgeon Dr. Akhilesh Kumar Jain from the Hartford HealthCare Heart & Vascular Institute explains....


The Open-Heart Surgery Alternative: Hartford Hospital Doctors Perform 1,000th TAVR

Questions about Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)? Click here to download your free informational guide.  On Jan. 14, the Heart & Vascular Institute‘s structural heart team at Hartford Hospital completed its 1,000th Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement procedure. TAVR is designed to treat aortic valve disease, a common condition that develops...

Apple Watch

Why Heart Patients Shouldn’t Use Apple Watch to Detect AFib

Need to know more about abnormal heart rhythm and its treatments? Click here for your free informational guide.  Seems that the Apple smartwatch can do it all – check email, send an SOS, connect to your car, get directions, open your garage door and order a pizza — but checking...