Doctor Details

Waseem Chaudhry, MD

Director, Men's Cardiovascular Health Program, Associate Director, Preventive Cardiology


Practice

Hartford HealthCare Medical Group

Specialty

Cardiovascular Medicine, Board Certified < Accepting new patients for this specialty
Echocardiography, Board Certified < Accepting new patients for this specialty
Internal Medicine, Board Certified < Not accepting new patients for this specialty
Nuclear Cardiology, Board Certified < Accepting new patients for this specialty

Areas of Interest

Angiography, Aortic Disease, Cardiac CT, Cardiomyopathy, Cholesterol Management, Comprehensive Cardiac Prevention, Congestive Heart Failure, Coronary Artery Disease, Coronary Calcium Scanning, Coronary CT, Exercise Testing, Hypertension, LDL Apheresis, Men's Health, Men's Health and Sexual Function, Myocardial Infarction, Myocarditis, Pericardial Disease, Pericarditis, Pre-Surgical Cardiac Evaluation, Preventive Cardiology, Rehabilitation, Risk Stratification, Sports Cardiology, Valve Disease

Physician Quicklink

https://thocc.org/WaseemChaudhry

Gender
Male

Languages
English
Hindi
Punjabi
Urdu


Office Locations



Bio

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. and for men the numbers are high…one in every 4 male deaths is attributed to heart disease.

Dr. Waseem Chaudhry, Director of the Men’s Cardiovascular Health Program at Hartford HealthCare’s Tallwood Urology and Kidney Institute.

Q. How prevalent is heart disease in men? What trends are we seeing?

A. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S, roughly 350,000 men died of heart disease in 2017. That’s about 1 in every 4 male deaths. This trend is the same across all races, 1 in 13 white men, 1 in 14 black men and 1 in 17 Hispanic men have coronary heart disease. Trends in cardiovascular disease death shows that more men were dying of heart disease than women before 1985 and then women took over the curve and that’s when women’s heart disease campaign really pushed for lowering CVD death in women and most recent data shows that the curve has switched somewhere around 2015 and now more men are dying of heart disease again than women and coronary heart disease death is up to 5 times higher in middle age men, highlighting the need for Men’s cardiovascular health programs such as ours.

Q. What types of preventative treatments/methods are offered for men at the Tallwood Men’s Health Center?

A. Approximately 80% of heart disease is preventable if detected and treated early. Getting men into the door is one major step in starting the early detection and prevention. As men come in for their prostate issues or to discuss erectile dysfunction, which by the way is an early sign of poor vascular health, they see me from preventive cardiology to provide them with comprehensive and personalized cardiac risk assessment with offer treatment options. A lot of times this visit becomes a life-changing, eye-opening experience for men.

Q. What do you want men to know about heart disease?

A. Men should know their personalized risk factors for heart disease as not one size fits all in today’s day and age; one risk factor may weigh more in some men than others. In general men should seek help if they experience typical heart disease symptoms such as chest/neck/jaw or arm pain, pressure, heaviness or tightness with activity and relief with rest, associated symptoms such as sweating, nausea, and shortness of breath (air hunger). They should also know that half the men who die suddenly of heart attack have no prior symptoms and some men may not experience any symptoms of heart disease and that’s why personalized screening is so important.

Q. Give us a preview of your upcoming class. What are you discussing?

A. I will be discussing how heart disease presents in men; what the traditional and novel risk factors are and how men can learn their personalized risk and take action to improve their overall vascular health.

There is a free class tomorrow night with Dr. Chaudhry called, “Heart Disease in Men.” It will be held at the Tallwood Men’s Health Center in Farmington at 10 Birdseye Road.

To register, call 1-855.HHC.HERE.

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Education

Medical School

  • Ross University School of Medicine MD

Internship

  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Internal Medicine

Residency

  • New York Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, Internal Medicine

Fellowship

  • Maine Medical Center, Cardiovascular Disease
  • Hartford Hospital / University of Connecticut, Nuclear & Preventive Cardiology

Graduate School

  • New York Medical College MS

Undergraduate

  • SUNY - Stony Brook BS

Faculty Appointments

Tufts University School of Medicine, Clinical Associate

Professional Organizations

American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, Faculty
American College of Physicians, Member
American College of Cardiology, Member
American Society of Echocardiography, Member
Society of Cardiovascular CT, Member
National Lipid Association, Member



Insurance Accepted*

Aetna, Anthem, BCBS Medicare, Cigna Healthcare, Colonial Cooperative Care, Community Health Network of Connecticut, Inc., Connecticare, Connecticare Commercial, Connecticare Medicare, Corvel, Coventry, Essence Healthcare, Evercare, First Health Group Corp., Focus, Harvard Pilgrim, Health Connecticut, Health Direct, Health New England, Healthy Connecticut, HMC/ Northeast Healthcare, Medspan Commercial, Medspan Medicare, Multiplan, Northeast Health Direct, One Health Plan/ Great-West Healthcare, Oxford Health Plans, Prime Health Services, Private Health Care Systems, Inc., Senior Whole Health, United Healthcare, WellCare of Connecticut, Inc.

*This information is subject to change at any time. Please check with your insurance provider before scheduling your appointment or receiving services to confirm they are a participating member of the Hartford HealthCare network.


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