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  • Men: ED Treatment Sound Too Good To Be True? It Probably is.

    March 17, 2019

    If you were among the 50 percent of adult males between the ages of 40 and 70 with erectile dysfunction, would you pay thousands of dollars for shock-wave treatment, which has uncertainties about long-term effectiveness and safety? Would you be concerned that it is not FDA-approved? You should be. More…

  • What’s Your Heart Disease Risk? Your Coronary Calcium Score Can Tell You

    March 14, 2019

    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…

  • HealthCare Matters: Join the CT Mirror Conversation

    March 06, 2019

    Early in the morning, while most of us are grabbing a cup of coffee before work, a nurse is on the road. She helped get her own family ready for the day, and she is on her way to take care of your family. One of our billing specialists is…

  • New CardioMEMS Implant Monitors Heart Failure Patients Remotely

    March 01, 2019

    Jim Mason was getting used to the same old routine experienced by many heart failure patients: Feel good for a while, have shortness of breath, swelling in his legs and abdomen and then back to the hospital. It’s a cycle that makes managing the disease particularly difficult. Now thanks to…

  • A New Heart Failure Monitoring Device: Now Available at Hartford HealthCare

    February 25, 2019

    There is a new monitoring device for patients with heart failure that allows doctors to keep a close eye on the progress of heart failure treatment. Dr. Howard Haronian is Chief Medical Director and East Region Vice President for the Hartford HealthCare Heart & Vascular Institute.   Q: Tell us about…

  • Tallwood Men’s Health: Heart Health

    February 19, 2019

    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….

  • Why Fitness is Still A Health ‘Bargain,’ Despite Study Linking Extreme Exercise, Heart Disease

    February 18, 2019

    In the category of “too much of a good thing can be bad,” the results of a large-scale study published recently in the Journal of the American Medical Association Cardiology indicate that too much exercise might strain or harm the heart of some athletes. Yet Dr. Paul Thompson, director of…

  • Meet The Heart’s Lieutenants: Four Valves That Keep Your Blood Moving

    February 14, 2019

    The heart gets all the glory as the hardest-working human organ and, with 80 million beats a year and up to 6 billion beats in the average lifetime, who’s going to argue? But today let’s acknowledge, in a best-supporting role, the heart’s four valves — the mitral, tricuspid, aortic and…

  • New Hartford Hospital Cardiac Rehab location opens in Glastonbury

    February 07, 2019

    For patients who have had a heart attack, cardiac surgery, or those living with peripheral artery disease (PAD), Hartford Hospital’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Program can make all the difference in their recovery and return to health. The program has provided patient care to the community since 1982 and is considered the…

  • Heart Failure: A New Level of Concern with Preserved Ejection Fraction

    February 06, 2019

    Heart failure is an extremely serious condition – but there are treatments. Plus, there’s a not-well-known condition called heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. Dr. Abhishek Jaiswal is a cardiologist with the Center for Advanced Heart Failure with the Hartford HealthCare Heart & Vascular Institute. Q: What is heart failure…


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