Neurology

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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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.”

BE FAST – When it Comes to a Stroke

Know the warning signs and symptoms of stroke so that you can act fast if you or someone you know might be having a stroke. The chances of survival are greater when emergency treatment begins quickly.

UConn Health Epilepsy Center Receives Distinction from National Association of Epilepsy Centers

The UConn Health Epilepsy Center has received the distinction of a Level 3 Epilepsy Center by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC).

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3rd Simon Award Honors Leaders in Nursing and Postdoctoral Training

Nurse Manager Susan Bongiorni and Graduate Medical Education Director Martha Wilkie share the 2022 Dr. Richard Simon Excellence in Clinical Neurosciences Award.

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.

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Complacency, ‘COVID Fatigue’ Expose Disparities

'As a leading medical school and hospital, we need to remain engaged with our communities, especially the poor and disenfranchised, to provide education about risk-mitigation strategies'

COVID is Not Just a Respiratory Illness – It Can Cause Strokes Too

A new study adds to mounting evidence that COVID patients have an added risk of stroke. Dr. Gracia Mui, Director of Neurocritical Care, UConn Health, and Co-Director of UConn Stroke Center provides the latest information about COVID-19 and stroke.

UConn Health Researcher Investigates Treatment for Eye Injuries from Mass Chemical Weapons Attacks

Royce Mohan will investigate how treatments for sodium hydroxide eye injury could be used to treat similar injuries caused by mustard gas.