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.

Semeda Amegashie and her husband and daughter, Raymond Owusu Sotia and Michelle Owusu Sotia.

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.

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.