The Hospital of Central Connecticut (HOCC) is able to manage complex heart and vascular cases in its hybrid procedure room, a state-of-the-art suite that allows vascular surgeons, electrophysiologists and invasive cardiologists to perform procedures guided by real-time images. The multidisciplinary team at HOCC treats patients who have a wide range of circulatory (vascular) issues and irregular heart rhythms in this advanced environment.

HOCC is part of the Hartford HealthCare Heart & Vascular Institute, which provides the coordinated, evidence-based care that you need to get back on your feet again.

The HOCC care team includes board-certified cardiologists, medical and surgical intensivists (doctors who specialize in intensive care), cardiac care nurses, respiratory therapists, cardiac rehabilitation specialists, nutritionists and other specially trained staff members. These units work closely with other departments, including echocardiography, nuclear cardiology and the cardiac catheterization lab. The community has access to an outpatient Heart Failure Program and Infusion Center for Heart Failure, certified by JCAHO, an independent, not-for-profit organization, that recognizes high quality performance standards with a special certification. As part of the cardiac rehabilitation program, a highly specialized peripheral vascular disease exercise program is offered. 

The Hospital of Central Connecticut offers the latest cardiac MRI technology, which allows physicians to see in great detail the structure and function of the heart, including scarring or inflammation in the heart noninvasively.

Additionally, the hospital includes telemetry units staffed by board-certified cardiologists and specially trained nurses and technicians. Telemetry allows caregivers to simultaneously monitor the hearts of multiple patients at once. Blood-oxygen level, blood pressure and heart rates and rhythms are continuously measured and data relayed to computers. Information is continually monitored, allowing staff to react quickly to changes in a patient’s condition.

The Hospital of Central Connecticut's Limb Preservation Program provides specific treatment plans for every patient. The program offers early intervention to help you maintain as much mobility and function in your daily activity as possible, avoiding amputation and promoting health to prevent future issues. Learn more.


Hartford HealthCare

Heart & Vascular Institute Conditions and Treatments

Conditions

 

Treatments

 

Meet our Heart & Vascular Specialists:

Name Specialties Location
Padegimas, Allison Seinmetz, MD, FACC Padegimas, Allison Seinmetz, MD, FACC 203.265.9831
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Wallingford
  • Cheshire
  • West Hartford
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Dada, Marcin R., MD Dada, Marcin R., MD
4.8 /5
34 surveys
860.224.5694
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • New Britain
  • Prospect
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Gifford, Edward D., MD, FSVS, FACS, RPVI Gifford, Edward D., MD, FSVS, FACS, RPVI
4.9 /5
84 surveys
860.522.4158
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Endovascular Surgery
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  • Hartford
  • Mystic
  • Norwich
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Aitcheson, Elizabeth, MD, MPH, RPVI Aitcheson, Elizabeth, MD, MPH, RPVI
4.9 /5
112 surveys
860.522.4158
  • Vascular Surgery
  • General Surgery
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  • Hartford
  • Mystic
  • Norwich
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Cuomo, Jason, MD Cuomo, Jason, MD
4.9 /5
73 surveys
860.696.4930
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • New Britain
  • New Britain
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Glotzer, Owen, MD Glotzer, Owen, MD
4.7 /5
105 surveys
860.522.4158
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Hartford
  • Mystic
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Egom, Emmanuel, MD, PhD Egom, Emmanuel, MD, PhD 860.696.4930
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • New Britain
Cheema, Mohiuddin, MD Cheema, Mohiuddin, MD
4.9 /5
188 surveys
860.696.5520
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Hartford
Ching, Gilbert G., MD 860.223.0220
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nuclear Cardiology
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  • New Britain
Clancy, Jude Francis, MD, FHRS Clancy, Jude Francis, MD, FHRS
5.0 /5
118 surveys
203.678.1050
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
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  • Middletown
  • Old Lyme
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Memon, Sarfaraz, MD Memon, Sarfaraz, MD 860.524.3070
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
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  • Hartford
  • Norwich
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Jain, Akhilesh Kumar, MD, FACS, RPVI Jain, Akhilesh Kumar, MD, FACS, RPVI
4.9 /5
108 surveys
860.522.4158
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Endovascular Surgery
  • General Surgery
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  • Hartford
  • Norwich
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Oligino, Eric Joseph, MD, FACC Oligino, Eric Joseph, MD, FACC
4.9 /5
327 surveys
860.522.5712
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Hartford
  • Farmington
  • Manchester
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Moskowitz, Craig Barry, MD, FACC, FHRS Moskowitz, Craig Barry, MD, FACC, FHRS
5.0 /5
142 surveys
860.972.1506
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Echocardiography
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  • Hartford
  • Wallingford
  • West Hartford
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Katsetos, Manny Christos, MD Katsetos, Manny Christos, MD 860.229.6811
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
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  • New Britain
Friedman, Meir, MD, FACC, FHRS Friedman, Meir, MD, FACC, FHRS
4.8 /5
99 surveys
860.972.1506
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
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  • West Hartford
  • Hartford
  • Middletown
  • New Britain
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Shah, Parth S., MD, MPH, FACS Shah, Parth S., MD, MPH, FACS
5.0 /5
120 surveys
860.223.0800
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Endovascular Surgery
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  • Plainville
  • New Britain
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Rock, Joshua Lee, DO Rock, Joshua Lee, DO 860.628.3600
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Southington
Swales, Heather Hunt, MD Swales, Heather Hunt, MD 860.224.5694
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Nuclear Cardiology
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  • New Britain
Agarwal, Arun, MD Agarwal, Arun, MD 860.223.0220
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
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  • New Britain
Gallagher, James, MD Gallagher, James, MD
4.9 /5
114 surveys
860.522.4158
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Meriden
  • Hartford
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Thompson, Craig Alan, MD Thompson, Craig Alan, MD 860.524.3070
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Endovascular Medicine
  • Vascular Medicine
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  • Hartford
Malkin, Robert Douglas, MD Malkin, Robert Douglas, MD 860.229.6811
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Interventional Cardiology
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  • New Britain
St Pierre, James Francis, MD St Pierre, James Francis, MD 860.229.6811
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
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  • New Britain
Ghantous, Andre Elias, MD, FACC Ghantous, Andre Elias, MD, FACC
4.9 /5
155 surveys
203.269.3791
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
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  • Wallingford
Zweibel, Steven Lloyd, MD, FACC, FHRS, CCDS Zweibel, Steven Lloyd, MD, FACC, FHRS, CCDS
4.8 /5
96 surveys
860.972.1506
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
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  • West Hartford
  • Middletown
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Crespo, Eric Michael, MD, FACC, FHRS Crespo, Eric Michael, MD, FACC, FHRS
4.9 /5
160 surveys
860.972.1506
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
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  • West Hartford
  • Hartford
  • Wethersfield
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Bhatt, Paras Satish, MD Bhatt, Paras Satish, MD
4.9 /5
149 surveys
860.889.9180
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
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  • Norwich
  • Branford
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Tolat, Aneesh Vikram, MD, FACC, FHRS Tolat, Aneesh Vikram, MD, FACC, FHRS
4.9 /5
97 surveys
860.972.1506
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
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  • West Hartford
  • Manchester
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Divinagracia, Thomas V., MD, FACS, MPH, RPVI Divinagracia, Thomas V., MD, FACS, MPH, RPVI
4.9 /5
75 surveys
860.522.4158
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Endovascular Surgery
  • General Surgery
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  • Hartford
  • Glastonbury
  • Plainville
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Hammond, Jonathan Acton, MD Hammond, Jonathan Acton, MD
4.9 /5
85 surveys
860.696.5520
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Hartford
Al-Damluji, Mohammed, MD Al-Damluji, Mohammed, MD 860.636.2010
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
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  • Middletown
Ayach, Mouhanad, MD, RPVI Ayach, Mouhanad, MD, RPVI
4.9 /5
118 surveys
860.223.0800
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Endovascular Surgery
  • General Surgery
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  • Plainville
  • New Britain
  • Winsted
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Joshi, Saurabh, MD, FACC, FSCAI Joshi, Saurabh, MD, FACC, FSCAI 860.524.3070
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Echocardiography
  • Nuclear Cardiology
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  • Hartford
Godfrey, Mark Spencer, MD Godfrey, Mark Spencer, MD
4.8 /5
113 surveys
860.696.4306
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Thoracic Surgery
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  • Hartford
Chokshi, Moulin Y., MD Chokshi, Moulin Y., MD
4.8 /5
131 surveys
203.678.1050
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
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  • Bloomfield
  • Enfield
  • New Britain
  • Wallingford
  • West Hartford
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Scatola, Andrew, MD Scatola, Andrew, MD
5.0 /5
44 surveys
860.972.1212
  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant
  • Echocardiography
  • Nuclear Cardiology
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  • Hartford
  • Bloomfield
  • Hartford
  • Winsted
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Saucier, Stephanie J., MD, FACC, RPVI Saucier, Stephanie J., MD, FACC, RPVI
4.9 /5
204 surveys
860.972.1695
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Nuclear Cardiology
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  • Hartford
  • Southington
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El Mallah, Wael, MD, PhD El Mallah, Wael, MD, PhD 860.223.0220
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Interventional Cardiology
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  • New Britain
Yaffee, David, MD Yaffee, David, MD
4.9 /5
135 surveys
860.696.5520
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
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  • Hartford