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.
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.