From cutting-edge research to the finest patient care, UConn is making a difference in the lives of people with heart disease and those at risk.
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.
Prevent Heart Disease One Step and Spoonful at a Time
February is American Heart Month. Learn from UConn Health's Calhoun Cardiology Center how best to take action to prevent heart disease this month and beyond.
UConn Health Cardiologist: ‘Everyone’ Needs to Know Their Cholesterol
Lipid panels, calcium scores, and more tools to stay on top of your health
40-Year-Old Father’s Life and Livelihood Saved by UConn Health Cath Lab
Fred Veilleux, 40, of East Hartford is a father of three children and the picture of strength. Learn how UConn Health's Calhoun Cardiology Center got him quickly back to his family and also back to work lifting 3,000 lbs. a day.
Heart Health Remains Paramount Concern for Women, Even During Pandemic
Delaying health care over fears of the COVID-19 virus can have potentially deadly consequences
Veteran Saves Fellow Veteran from Deadly Heart Attack
A heartwarming Memorial Day story of an Army Veteran turned paramedic saving another Army Veteran's life from the most dangerous type of heart attack.
Avoid the ‘Double Jeopardy’ of COVID-19 if You Have a Preexisting Condition Like Heart Disease
Find out why Dr. Bruce T. Liang, director of UConn Health’s Pat and Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center, is advising older adults and those with preexisting conditions like heart disease to take strict precautions against COVID-19 and get vaccinated once eligible.
Safely Striking Out Stroke by Innovatively Unclogging Carotid Arteries
February is American Heart Month but managing your overall cardiovascular health includes stroke prevention too. Learn about how one stroke survivor beat the odds and is now preventing a future stroke with UConn Health's innovative help.
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.
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.
Small Molecule, Big Hope for Healing Advanced Heart Failure
A new medication for advanced heart failure that is based on a small molecule is under development at UConn Health. It has the advantage that it doesn't lower blood pressure.
Cardiovascular Genetic Testing Empowers Patient, Family
Patients who know they have a genetic predisposition to heart disease can take extra precautions and alert their health care providers to try to prevent symptoms before they occur.
UConn to Go Red for Women’s Health During Heart Health Month
Wear a piece of red clothing on Friday, Feb. 3, National Wear Red Day, to help raise awareness of the importance of preventing heart disease and stroke in women.
‘Heart-In-A-Dish’ Sheds Light on Genetics of Heart Disease
Advances in research on the human heart put UConn Health on the cutting edge.
New Monitor Can Detect Early Signs of Heart Disease
UConn biomedical engineering researchers are developing new heart monitors to improve early detection of an irregular heartbeat.
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.
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.