Chemistry Ph.D. student Islam Mosa holds an ultrathin implantable bioelectronic device he developed that is powered by a novel supercapacitor capable of generating enough power to sustain a cardiac pacemaker. It is more biocompatible and lasts much longer than existing pacemaker batteries. (Photo courtesy Islam Mosa)

Innovative Device Could Offer New Hope for Heart Patients

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.

Statins and stethoscope. (Shutterstock Photo)

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

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

A syringe with sugar set on a heart, depicting diabetes and heart disease. (iStock Image)

Diabetes and Heart Disease Can Be Deadly Combination

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.

Dr. William White with a participant in a trial that studies out-of-office blood pressure as a predictor of cognitive and functional decline. (Chris DeFrancesco/UConn Health Photo)

New Recommendations for Managing Hypertension

A UConn Health hypertension specialist discusses the latest information on high blood pressure.

Reading echocardiography images is one way Dr. Agnes Kim monitors cancer survivors' risk for heart disease as part of UConn Health's Cardio-Oncology Program. (Tina Encarnacion/UConn Health Photo)

Protecting Your Heart During Cancer Care

A UConn Health specialist discusses possible risks to the heart from cancer treatment, and ways patients can protect their heart.

Cardiologist Dr. Joyce Meng, left, with heart attack survivor Cris Muscara. (Lauren Woods/UConn Health Photo)

Woman Survives Heart Attack – Through Wrist

UConn Health patient Cris Muscara was successfully diagnosed and treated for a blocked artery with a heart procedure through her wrist.

illustration. (iStock Image)

10 Ways Women Can Prevent Heart Disease

Three UConn Health cardiologists share top tips for women's heart health, including cutting salt, adhering to medication, and laughing.

An elderly woman monitoring her blood pressure at home. (iStock Photo)

Better Blood Pressure Management May Help Slow the Aging Process

Therapy based on 24-hour blood pressure monitoring in the elderly could help slow the decline in cognitive function and mobility, according to UConn Health researchers.

Dr. Agnes Kim

Beating Cancer Can Come with New Health Risks

The No. 1 killer of cancer survivors is heart disease. Here’s what UConn Health is doing about it.

Practice Makes Perfect – And Helps Avoid Unnecessary Exams

Cardiac computed tomography angiography (CTA) is the use of CT to evaluate the coronary arteries for atherosclerotic disease, the number one cause of death in the U.S. “A technologist has one chance to do a cardiac CTA image correctly due to the radiation and intravenous contrast dose,” says Yang. “If you do a cardiac CT […]