Heart & Vascular Institute

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  • February Walk to Wellness: The Best Exercises for Your Heart

    January 22, 2020

    Your heart loves exercise. A new study suggests a basic six-month marathon-training program followed by 138 newbie runners, ages 21 to 69, reduced the equivalent of four years from their vascular age. The British Heart Foundation in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, which funded the research, said…

  • Heart Study: This Type of Exercise Cuts Years Off Your Cardiovascular Age

    January 13, 2020

    How far do you have to go to slow cardiovascular aging? How about 26.2 miles, not coincidentally the precise marathon distance? A new study suggests a basic six-month marathon-training program followed by 138 newbie runners, ages 21 to 69, reduced the equivalent of four years from their vascular age. The…

  • This 5-Minute Test Reveals Your Heart Disease Risk

    January 06, 2020

    Do you know your coronary calcium score? Screening helps you understand your risk of heart disease Coronary artery disease, also known as heart disease, is the No. 1 cause of death for men and women. Knowing your risk before you experience symptoms could save your life. Thanks to coronary calcium…

  • When Aches in Legs, Thighs or Hips Signal Hardened Blood Vessels

    January 03, 2020

    As we age, our body tends to wear down. We feel aches and pains that we’ve never felt before and with no obvious reason. For almost 12 million people in America, the pain, aching and fatigue they feel in their thighs, hips and leg muscles may be from poor blood…

  • A Simple Way Most Men Can Avoid Being a ‘Heart Attack Waiting to Happen’

    November 25, 2019

    You’ve obviously heard the reference to a man as a “heart attack waiting to happen.” Well, there’s some truth in that gallows humor: 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…

  • Can You Get a New Aortic Valve While Partly Awake? With TAVR, Yes.

    November 02, 2019

    Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is the popular technique for replacing a defective heart valve without open-heart surgery, and one Hartford HealthCare fellow found a way to make it even safer, more efficient, more effective and less costly. Dr. Wassim Mosleh, a second-year University of Connecticut cardiology fellow working with…

  • How Does Your Body Control Your Heart Rate?

    November 01, 2019

    Click here  to download a free guide about abnormal heart rhythms. Of course you’re always in complete control. But what about how your heart beats? Physical activity, stress and heart disease are a few things that affect your heart rate. It’s the tiny nerves that stretch from your brain or…

  • Hartford Hospital has heart

    October 22, 2019

    This past weekend 25 teams representing Hartford Hospital and the Hartford HealthCare Heart & Vascular Institute were proud to walk in support of the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk. Our teams helped raise over $44,000 to benefit heart disease research, and ultimately the care we are so fortunate to provide…

  • Why St. Vincent’s, the Daughters of Charity and Hartford HealthCare are the Right Fit

    October 02, 2019

    BRIDGEPORT — The ceremony Tuesday officially binding St. Vincent’s Medical Center, a Catholic hospital that traces its history to the early 1900s and the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, with Hartford HealthCare did not pass without at least one revelation. “Who believes in fate?” asked Vincent DiBattista, St….

  • The Pain in His Side Was an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: How He Beat the Deadly Odds

    September 23, 2019

    Before July 2017, Richard Nobile thought AAA referred to minor league baseball or the automobile club. Unfortunately, he’s since learned it can also stand for “abdominal aortic aneurysm,” or a bulge in the abdominal segment of the aorta, the body’s main artery. More common in men, AAA is connected with…


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