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."

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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

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High Honors for Kidney Failure, Stroke Care at UConn Health

U.S. News & World Report Names UConn John Dempsey Hospital a ‘High Performing’ Hospital for stroke and kidney failure.

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More American Heart Association Gold for UConn Stroke Care

For a sixth consecutive year, the UConn Health Stroke Center earns the American Heart Association’s highest distinction: “Get With The Guidelines® – Stroke Gold Plus.”

Gold Level Heart Attack Care Honors for 8 Consecutive Years

The American Heart Association's Mission: Lifeline® – ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) heart attack care STEMI Receiving Center – Gold award has been awarded to UConn Health and its John Dempsey Hospital for the eighth year in a row.

The Joy of Being a Nursing Assistant at UConn Health

In honor of Certified Nursing Assistant Week (CNA), celebrated nationally June 16 to June 22, meet Joy Martin who has been a CNA at UConn John Dempsey Hospital for nearly 25 years.

Grant Provides Underrepresented Students with Research Experience

The program will provide students from across the country with the chance to work in a lab gaining invaluable skills and connections

Changing the Channel on Stroke Treatment: Novel Technology Provides New Path to Prevent Neuronal Death

Lixia Yue’s team discovered that a specific peptide sequence can disrupt the interaction between an ion channel and receptors in our brain responsible for neuronal death during an ischemic stroke

Fixing a Stroke Causing Heart Hole

Twenty-five percent of us have a small opening in our heart between the left and right atrium called a PFO. While most of us will never know we have a PFO, some find out after a stroke. See how doctors at UConn Health are helping a young stroke survivor born with a PFO prevent a future stroke.

Older Adults: Beware of Aortic Stenosis

As we age our heart’s aortic valve can narrow leading to aortic stenosis. Find out more about the warning signs of this condition that is common in those over the age of 65.