Heart Health

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.

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.

Stopping Stroke Damage

An innovative treatment nearing human clinical trial at UConn Health could put an end to long-term stroke damage.

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.

An apple with a heart-shape carved out of it. (Getty Images)

Top 10 Heart Health Myths Busted

'I'm not very overweight, so I don't need to watch what I eat.' Experts from UConn Health’s Pat and Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center debunk this and other common myths about cardiovascular health.

'It's important to read the nutrition labels of the food you buy at the grocery store,' says UConn Health cardiologist Dr. Aseem Vashist. 'You can’t go wrong by substituting saturated fats and sugar products with more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fewer calories.' (Getty Images)

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.

Dr. Bruce Liang, center, reviews a patient's case with physicians from the Pat and Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center. (Lanny Nagler for UConn Health Center)

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.

Hand holding strand of DNA. (Getty Images)

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.

Conceptual image of a broken heart. (elusivemuse via Getty Images)

Can You Really Experience a Broken Heart?

A UConn Health cardiologist discusses whether someone can experience physical symptoms of a broken heart after the death of a loved one.

Ronald Smith with Dr Kai Chen and Resident Dr Kushani Gajjar. (UConn Health Photo)

UConn Health Patient Survives Seven Heart Attacks

'A very bad thing happened to me in the very best place for it to ever happen,' says Ron Smith of his experience at the Calhoun Cardiology Center.