Cardiology

Hypertension Study Offers Promise for Brain Function in Elderly

March 18, 2019

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.

Major Cardiovascular Study of Gout Patients Has Unexpected Finding

March 12, 2018

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

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

November 13, 2017

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.

New Device for Testing Heart Health

September 5, 2017

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

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

March 8, 2017

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.

Three Things to Avoid to Keep Heart Disease at Bay

February 27, 2017

‘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.

Story Series Keeps Finger on Pulse of Heart Health

February 1, 2017

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.

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

January 3, 2017

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

Innovative Device Could Offer New Hope for Heart Patients

December 7, 2016

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.

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

November 16, 2016

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

Diabetes and Heart Disease Can Be Deadly Combination

June 13, 2016

Research led by a UConn Health physician found that patients with Type 2 diabetes hospitalized for heart failure face 1 in 4 chance of dying over the next 18 months.