How to Maintain your Cardiovascular Health to Prevent Both Heart Attack and Stroke
February is Heart Month. But did you know that maintaining your overall cardiovascular health prevents both heart attack and stroke? UConn Today sat down with Neurologist Dr. Gracia Mui, co-director of the Stroke Program at UConn Health, to learn just what we can do daily to lower both our overall heart disease and stroke risk factors.
S.O.S. to Women: Make Time to Care for Your Heart
February is Heart Month. Dr. Supriya Tigadi of Calhoun Cardiology Center is heightening awareness to all women that cardiovascular disease is their number one cause of death. She is sending the strong message that prevention of heart disease is critical and to start focusing on it at a young age. Read her top 8 women’s heart health tips.
Mom-To-Be Extra Thankful After Worry-Free Heart Procedure at UConn Health
Mom-to-be Semeda Amegashie and her family are especially thankful this year, because of a minimally invasive heart procedure she had at UConn Health.
Thankful Heart Surgery Patient Knows the Power of a Checkup
This Thanksgiving Jeremy Wiseman shares his powerful personal story about how a simple checkup with his primary care doctor helped saved his life, along with successful heart surgery at UConn Health. As a result, he continues to live life to the fullest with his family, and is able to enjoy his love of exploring the great outdoors.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.