Hartford Med: Living Miracles

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Hartford Med: Living Miracles

Jillian Weitknecht collapsed on the floor of Hartford Hospital’s emergency department. She was pregnant with her third daughter at the time, and never knew she had a rare condition that could kill her and her unborn child in minutes.

Don’t miss her amazing story – and two other courageous patient stories. Because of their exceptional care, they made it, against all odds. They are Hartford Hospital’s living miracles.

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Breakthroughs in Urology

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Advancing Medicine:
Breakthroughs in Urology

Katalin Pierce loved dancing, but incontinence forced her to hang up her dancing shoes. Until one day, she decided she’d suffered in silence long enough. She came to Hartford Hospital for expert care.

Join us as we follow Katalin and two other patients in their fight against bladder cancer. All chose Hartford Hospital’s Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute for the specialized care that gave them hope, and gave Katalin another spin on the dance floor.

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Sep. 23, 2014

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Taking Charge: Men's Health

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Advancing Medicine:
Taking Charge: Men's Health

The most advanced technology, an MRI-US fusion, revealed that Avi Elnekave had prostate cancer. The 3D image is a cutting-edge test offered at one place in the region: Hartford Hospital. And though it confirmed the unthinkable, Avi wasn’t about to give up.

Join us as we follow Avi and other patients who came to Hartford Hospital on their worst days. Because of the care they received, their best days are still ahead of them.

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June 26, 2014

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Advancing Medicine: Transplanting Hope

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Advancing Medicine: Transplanting Hope

Retired Enfield Police Chief Ronald Marcotte desperately needed a kidney. Paul Bouchard knew he wanted to help. Hear the incredible story of how they met and learned they were the perfect match. Go inside the operating room
as doctors perform this life-saving surgery.

Join us as we follow Ron and Paul’s story, and other patients who have received other organ transplants. Meet the surgeons who are making miracles happen.

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Advancing Medicine

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Minds to Heal: Going Beyond Brain Surgery

John Baskowski was enjoying a beautiful day at the Big E with his wife when he suddenly fell ill. An MRI revealed a tumor on his brain stem, positioned dangerously close to his spinal nerves. John chose to have skull base surgery. Experts would remove the tumor through his nose, a surgery only a highly skilled team can do.

Join us as we follow John’s miraculous story, along with other patients’ remarkable journeys through brain surgery, and meet the doctors who saved their lives.

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Thursday, December 5, 2013

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Hartford Med: Living Miracles

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Hartford Med: Living Miracles

In January 2012, Todd Lentocha was critically injured in a serious car accident. For more than a month, family, friends and people throughout the state followed his story and hoped he would make it. After five weeks in a coma, Todd Lentocha woke up. For the first time, this remarkable survivor speaks out.

Join Todd and two other courageous patients who made it, against all odds. They are Hartford Hospital’s living miracles.

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Thursday, October 10, 2013

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Healing Hearts: Pioneers in cardiac care

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Healing Hearts: Pioneers in cardiac care

When Howard Gaynor's heart stopped working, his physicians didn't give up. They sought special approval from the FDA to use cutting-edge treatment that would save his life.

Join us as we follow Howard and other patients who came to Hartford Hospital on their worst days. Because of the care they received, their best days are still ahead of them.

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This show originally aired June 27, 2013

Part 1: TAVR Procedure
Part 2: Robot-assisted bypass surgery
Part 3: Impella, Ecmo, Mini-maze procedure

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Advancing Medicine - Emergency Care

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Emergency Care: When Seconds Matter.

Chris Perry’s car accident nearly killed him. But the amazing trauma teams at Hartford Hospital brought him back to life.

Join us as we follow Chris and other patients who came to Hartford Hospital on their worst days. Because of the care they received, their best days are still ahead of them.

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Hartford Med: Living Miracles

~ EPISODE 10 - Special Holiday Episode ~

Hartford Med: Living Miracles

He captured the nation’s attention. The hero who tried to run down a gunman during the Hartford Distributors shooting in Manchester. For the first time, survivor Jerry Rosenstein speaks out about Connecticut's deadliest workplace shooting.

Join him and two other courageous patients who made it, against all odds. They are Hartford Hospital’s living miracles.

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Beyond advanced heart transplant.

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The Colby Salerno Story:
A Tale of Heart & Hope

Colby Salerno’s heart didn’t have much life left. Only a new heart would save him. For six months he waited for the gift of life on the 10th floor of Hartford Hospital.

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Emmy Award Winner!

This Advancing Medicine episode won Best Health/Science Program during the 36th Boston-New England Emmy® Awards

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Beyond advance spinal care.

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State of the Art Spinal Care:
Saving Spines, Saving Lives

Unable to perform simple tasks like getting dressed or feeding herself, Norma Nielsen turned to Dr. David Kvam at Hartford Hospital. Follow Norma on her amazing journey to an even more amazing recovery.

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Advancing Medicine: Pregnancy & Robotic GYN

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Pregnancy & Robotic GYN:
From High Risk to High Tech

Join us as we follow mothers-to-be through routine births and high-risk pregnancies. Then meet women who rely on Hartford Hospital experts and the most advanced technology to diagnose and treat gynecologic disorders.

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Digestive Disorders:
Keeping Your GI Tract on Track.

Join us as we follow courageous patients whose stomach issues were more than a mere inconvenience.

Some turned to us with debilitating pain, seeking state-of-the-art care to diagnose and treat their conditions. Others went in for routine screenings, where they learned of their life-changing cancer diagnoses. Their experiences may be different, but every patient you’ll meet has one thing in common: each was helped by an extraordinary team of doctors.

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Saving the Brain: Prevention & Intervention

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Saving the Brain:
Prevention & Intervention.

Join us as we follow courageous patients battling brain-threatening illness.

Some turned to us facing a life-threatening stroke and sought state-of-the-art care to save their lives. Others looked to prevent a stroke and with the help of extraordinary physicians, protected their quality of life.

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ADVANCING MEDICINE: OBESITY SURGERY

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WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY:
SHAPING LIVES.

Inspiring stories of real people who refused to sit back while life slowly slipped away, a casualty of the obesity epidemic.

Join us as we follow several courageous patients who took their health into their own hands, tackling so much more than their waistlines.

Every patient you’ll meet faced life-threatening illnesses caused by obesity – type 2 diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, arthritis. After surgery, you’ll see how life changed dramatically for each one of them. Diabetes disappeared; arthritis is no longer a problem; heart health has improved.

Meet the amazing patients on the front lines in the battle against the epidemic slowly killing America: obesity.

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CARDIAC CARE: HELPING PATIENTS KEEP THE BEAT.

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CARDIAC CARE:
HELPING PATIENTS KEEP THE BEAT.

Inspiring stories of real people.

Join us as we follow several courageous patients who came through our doors when their hearts failed.

State-of-the-art care in the right hands saved their lives, their quality of life and kept their families intact.

Together, they show you the power of innovative technology in the hands of extraordinary physicians.

Together, they remind us to take heart and celebrate the enduring strength of the human spirit.

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ADVANCING MEDICINE
STORIES OF HOPE AND HEALING

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ROBOTIC SURGERY:
HEALING TECHNOLOGY IN SKILLED HANDS

These robots aren’t science fiction. They help experienced doctors put patients and their families on the road to recovery faster than ever before. In the second of the “Advancing Medicine” series, you’ll meet a woman cured of a painful, yet common condition that no one talks about, a man with an irregular heartbeat who was running out of options and one patient who traveled from New York to Hartford Hospital for a robotic procedure because the standard treatment was too risky. You’ll also meet doctors who are pushing the field of robotics to the next level. These are stories not only of high-tech tools, but of warmth, compassion and extraordinary care.

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ADVANCING MEDICINE
STORIES OF HOPE AND HEALING

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CANCER CARE:
TURNING FEAR INTO HOPE

Inspiring stories of real-life people. In the first of the programs we dedicate to the courageous people who walk through our doors, Hartford Hospital’s cancer patients describe their awe-inspiring journeys. Join us to meet people from our community who will make you cry and make you laugh. They all share one thing in common – they represent the power of innovative technology and the skill of extraordinary physicians, and the enduring strength of the human spirit.

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