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Atrial Fibrillation Center

The Atrial Fibrillation (A-Fib) Center at Hartford Hospital is the first in the region to offer comprehensive evaluation and management services for patients suffering from A-Fib.

Cardiovascular Surgery

Hartford Hospital's cardiovascular surgeons were the first in Connecticut to integrate the latest advancements in robotics and computer technology during surgical procedures.  


Chest Pain Center

More than five million Americans visit hospital emergency rooms every year for chest pain. Some causes are mild and inconvenient while others are serious and potentially life threatening.

Congestive Heart Disease Center

The Congestive Heart Disease Center at Hartford Hospital enables patients who have been diagnosed with congestive heart disease to manage their health and improve the quality of their lives through early symptom recognition, continuity of care, diet planning and medication management.

Heart Failure Infusion Program

Hartford Hospital’s Center for Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant offers a comprehensive multidisciplinary outpatient Heart Failure Infusion Program utilizing continuous infusion of intravenous diuretics in managing volume overload in the setting of decompensated Heart Failure.

Heart Failure Rescue Program

Hartford Hospital has created one of the state’s most comprehensive programs for managing congestive heart failure.

Heart Transplantation

Some causes of heart failure that result in cardiac transplantation are primary cardiomyopathy, coronary artery disease, with either resultant ischemic cardiomyopathy and symptoms of congestive heart failure or inoperable ischemic heart disease with refractory chest discomfort or arrhythmia.  


LDL-Apheresis Center

For people who cannot reach their target LDL-cholesterol levels by changes in food, exercise and drug treatment, the addition of LDL-apheresis may be necessary.


Minimally Invasive Maze Surgery

Minimally invasive maze surgery, or “mini maze,” is a technique used to surgically treat atrial fibrillation without the need to open the chest.


Mitral Valve Repair

Dr. Hashim performed the first mitral valve repair in New England. Since then, Dr. Hashim has consistently held the largest mitral valve practice in Connecticut and has performed over 1,000 mitral valve repairs. Today, he is internationally recognized as an innovator and expert in valve surgery.


Nuclear Cardiology

Nuclear medicine imaging, using low-dose radioactive components and sophisticated computer technology, can often identify a heart disorder in its early stage.

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) Program

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) is a procedure for select patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis (narrowing of the aortic valve opening) who are not candidates for traditional open chest surgery or are high-risk operable candidates.

Vascular Laboratory

The vascular system is the network of blood vessels that circulate blood to and from the heart and lungs. Vascular diseases are very common, especially as people age.

Heart and Vascular Institute