Cardiology

Dr. William White listens to the artery supplying blood to the brain of a participant in the INFINITY trial. (Chris DeFrancesco/UConn Health File Photo)

Hypertension Study Offers Promise for Brain Function in Elderly

Because maintaining lower blood pressure reduced the amount of brain lesions, it can be expected that over a longer period this would show benefits in mobility and cognitive function, said Dr. William White of UConn Health.

Illustration of the internal anatomy of a foot, showing a tophus (swelling) due to gout. The large toe is commonly affected. (John Bavosi/Science Photo Library via Getty Images)

Major Cardiovascular Study of Gout Patients Has Unexpected Finding

Findings released today show that the drug febuxostat increased the risk of death for those with heart disease, compared with the alternate drug allopurinol.

UConn Health periodontist Frank Nichols at his lab at UConn Health in Farmington on Oct. 30, 2017. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Bacterial Fats, Not Dietary Ones, May Deserve Blame for Heart Disease

A new study by UConn scientists suggests that the fatty molecules linked to heart disease may come not only from what you eat, but from the bacteria in your mouth. The research may explain why gum disease is associated with heart trouble.

Associate professor of mechanical engineering George Lykotrafitis, left, and Ph.D. student Kostyantyn Partola demonstrate their whole blood rheometer technology. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)

New Device for Testing Heart Health

UConn engineering researchers have developed a device to test an important indicator of heart health that is often ignored – blood viscosity.

50 year-old Eliseo Bonilla, seated, with his UConn Health cardiologist Dr. JuYong Lee. (Lauren Woods/UConn Health Photo)

Walking Tall: Patient Finds Relief From Leg Blockages at UConn Health

50 year-old Eliseo Bonilla has experienced symptoms of deep vein thrombosis since he was 16. Thanks to treatment at UConn Health, he is now getting back to walking and exercising.

'It's important to read the nutrition labels of the food you buy at the grocery store,' says UConn Health cardiologist Dr. Aseem Vashist. 'You can’t go wrong by substituting saturated fats and sugar products with more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fewer calories.' (Getty Images)

Three Things to Avoid to Keep Heart Disease at Bay

'You can’t go wrong by substituting saturated fats and sugar products with more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fewer calories.' – UConn Health cardiologist Dr. Aseem Vashist.

Heath Health series graphic.

Story Series Keeps Finger on Pulse of Heart Health

During Heart Health Month, read about the many ways UConn is making a difference in the lives of people with heart disease and those at risk.

A still life photo of a petri dish on top of an illustration of the human body. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

‘Heart-In-A-Dish’ Sheds Light on Genetics of Heart Disease

Advances in research on the human heart put UConn Health on the cutting edge.

Chemistry Ph.D. student Islam Mosa holds an ultrathin implantable bioelectronic device he developed that is powered by a novel supercapacitor capable of generating enough power to sustain a cardiac pacemaker. It is more biocompatible and lasts much longer than existing pacemaker batteries. (Photo courtesy Islam Mosa)

Innovative Device Could Offer New Hope for Heart Patients

A UConn graduate student is developing a new micro-scale power source that is significantly smaller and more efficient than the batteries used in most cardiac pacemakers today.

Statins and stethoscope. (Shutterstock Photo)

At 40, It May Be Time For a Cholesterol-Lowering Drug

A UConn Health cardiologist discusses new prevention guidelines that could dislodge heart disease as the #1 killer of Americans.