Women’s Heart Wellness

The Women’s Heart Wellness Program represents Hartford HealthCare’s dedication to identifying, treating and, whenever possible, preventing cardiovascular disease in women.

Women's Heart Wellness Program

Heart disease, an equal-opportunity killer, is the leading cause of death among adult women in the United States. But heart disease in women is not like heart disease in men.

 

A healthy heart is the foundation of a healthy body. You can achieve both at the Women’s Heart Wellness Program, with services available at The Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain and Hartford Hospital.

 

Learn more about the Women's Heart Wellness Program

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Our specialists have expertise in the symptoms only women experience and the treatments and lifestyle recommendations that make a difference in your life.

Being part of the Women’s Heart Wellness Program helped me tremendously after my heart attack in 2018. I felt angry, alone, confused and very scared. I was not comfortable speaking to my family about my fears. I felt no one would understand.

The program gives you a platform where you can speak openly without fear or feeling of being judged. Women tend to be very conservative when it comes to sharing their fears. I knew this was my time to speak for all women.

-- Maritza Santos-Pernal

 

Locations


Meet our Providers

Name Specialties Location
Callan-Heiligmann, Catherine A., APRN 860.224.5274
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • New Britain
Ferraro-Borgida, Melissa Joy, MD, FACC 860.522.5712
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Echocardiography
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nuclear Cardiology
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  • Hartford
  • Farmington
  • Manchester
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Hoffman, Marina, APRN 860.224.5011
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • New Britain
Saucier, Stephanie J., MD, FACC 860.972.1695
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nuclear Cardiology
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  • Hartford
  • New Britain
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Swales, Heather Hunt, MD 860.224.5694
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nuclear Cardiology
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  • New Britain

Featured Videos

Upcoming Classes & Events

  • $50.00
    Saturday, May 15, 2021, 10:00AM - 11:30AM

    Webinar: Comfort Measures Class

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    This class is now on Zoom. Comfort Measures for Labor provides [...]

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  • Free
    Tuesday, May 18, 2021, 6:30PM - 7:30PM

    Webinar: Maternity Tour

    This webinar is an overview of what to expect with parking, admissions, visitation, Labor & Delivery, Postpartum, Lactation services at [...]

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  • $25.00
    Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 6:30PM - 8:30PM

    Webinar: Breastfeeding With Success

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    Online registration survey questions are mandatory and must be [...]

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  • Free
    Thursday, May 27, 2021, 6:30PM - 7:30PM

    Webinar: Maternity Tour

    This webinar is an overview of what to expect with parking, admissions, visitation, Labor & Delivery, Postpartum, Lactation services at [...]

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  • Free
    Thursday, Jun 03, 2021, 6:30PM - 7:30PM

    Webinar: Maternity Tour

    This webinar is an overview of what to expect with parking, admissions, visitation, Labor & Delivery, Postpartum, Lactation services at [...]

    Hartford Hospital
  • Free
    Monday, Jun 07, 2021, 6:30PM - 7:30PM

    Webinar: Maternity Tour

    This webinar is an overview of what to expect with parking, admissions, visitation, Labor & Delivery, Postpartum, Lactation services at [...]

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  • $100.00
    Tuesday, Jun 08, 2021, 6:00PM - 9:00PM

    Webinar: Childbirth Two Night Online Series

    Classes listed here will be done via Zoom. Childbirth Two Night Series is a two week series. Online registration survey questions are [...]

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  • $25.00
    Monday, Jun 14, 2021, 6:30PM - 8:30PM

    Webinar: Baby Care Basics

    Understand the unique needs of your newborn and learn great tips on diapering, bathing, and general care. PLEASE ENROLL MOTHER-TO-BE ONLY. [...]

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  • $25.00
    Wednesday, Jun 16, 2021, 6:30PM - 8:30PM

    Webinar: Breastfeeding With Success

    ** To register online, please do not use Internet Explorer. **

    Online registration survey questions are mandatory and must be [...]

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  • Free
    Thursday, Jun 17, 2021, 6:30PM - 7:30PM

    Webinar: Maternity Tour

    This webinar is an overview of what to expect with parking, admissions, visitation, Labor & Delivery, Postpartum, Lactation services at [...]

    Hartford Hospital

Women's Heart Wellness News

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Study: Most COVID-19 Hospitalizations Caused by These 4 Pre-Existing Conditions

Four pre-existing conditions have accounted for most adult COVID-19 hospitalizations in the United States, according to a study published in [...]

Lower Back Pain, Erectile Dysfunction and Other Surprising Signs of Heart Disease

Everyone knows the most obvious signs of a struggling heart – chest pain, shortness of breath – but your body [...]

Controlling These Risk Factors Prevents 80 Percent of Heart Disease

According to the American Heart Association, every 39 seconds someone in the United States dies from heart disease. That calculates [...]

Go Red For Women! Take Charge of Your Heart Health

Heart disease is a top threat to women’s health and an upcoming Hartford HealthCare webinar aims to raise awareness and [...]

Study: Socially Isolated Women Face Greater Risk of High Blood Pressure

Clearly, COVID-19 understands that women are social creatures, with new research indicating that self-isolation during the pandemic has a detrimental [...]

For Referring Providers

How to Make a Referral

While a referral is not required, you can refer your patient in one of the following ways:

Epic Referral:
If you’re a Hartford HealthCare Medical Group provider, simply search “Amb Referral” in Epic, and then select “Women’s Heart Health Program.” Choose the HOCC option for our New Britain location or HH for Hartford.

Referral without Epic:
If you’re not on Epic, please complete the Women’s Heart Wellness Program referral form and fax to the respective office location.

Download Referral Form

Women’s Heart Wellness