David LeBlanc

Urgent Care Saves Man from Cardiac Arrest

“They did CPR. They brought me back to life!” says very grateful heart attack survivor David LeBlanc whose life was saved thanks to UConn Health Canton Urgent Care staff on March 9, along with UConn ambulance and rapid heart attack care by UConn John Dempsey Hospital.

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

The Heart of the Matter: New Drug Reduces Inflammation During Coronary Catheterization

UConn Assistant Professor of Immunology Zhichao Fan and his collaborators were exploring a treatment for one condition when they happened on an entirely new use of the white-blood cell-inhibiting drug

Victoria Boudreau

‘Listen to Your Heart’: Act Quickly on Possible Heart Attack Symptoms

February is American Heart Month. Wear red on Friday, February 3 for National Wear Red Day to help raise awareness of the importance of preventing cardiovascular disease and recognizing heart attack warning signs. Help stop heart disease from being the No. 1 killer of American men and women.

UConn Health Minute: TAVR

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement or TAVR gives patients, who suffer from chest pain and shortness of breath but may not be good candidates for open heart surgery, prompt relief from their symptoms so they can get back to their daily activities.

Learn CPR. It Saved Larry’s Life.

Larry Friel's new mission in life is spreading the importance of lifesaving CPR to others. Find out more about his cardiac arrest survival story thanks to a bystander's help and where you can learn CPR.

Kirk Valencis and his wife Dawn

Home for the Holidays: Massive Heart Attack Survivor Makes Miraculous Recovery at UConn Health

Thanks to a miracle on Farmington Avenue at UConn Health, Kirk Valencis will be spending Christmas with his family in Bristol

New TAVR Program Launched at UConn Health for Aortic Stenosis Patients

Minimally invasive Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) Procedure at UConn Health is already making aortic stenosis patients at UConn Health quickly feel better

Stroke folders and labels at the Emergency Department at UConn Health in Farmington.

A Different Kind of Therapy for Stroke

A promising research path that could one day yield major benefits for future

COVID-Stroke Link Goes Back to 2020 UConn Health Biopsy

It is widely accepted that COVID-19 can increase the risk of stroke, even in those who otherwise normally would not be in a higher-risk group. One of the first pieces of scientific evidence of that association comes from a UConn Health case, explained in the journal "Operative Neurosurgery."

heart muscle

Creating an “Adult-like” Mature Human Cardiac Tissue

Model developed by UConn and UCSF researchers to be used for myriad of applications, most notably to evaluate safety and efficacy of drugs on the cardiovascular system