Category: Heart and Vascular Health

Older male patient uses elliptical machine in the background with EKG machine displayed in the foreground

May 23, 2024

How Cardiac Rehab Can Help After a Heart Attack

This supervised exercise program strengthens your heart for a healthy life.

Cardiac Rehabilitation, Cardiology, Heart and Vascular Health

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UNC heart transplant patient Carolina Warmack

February 13, 2024

One Family, Two Heart Transplants

Sharing a heart failure gene, a mother and daughter both opt for transplantation.

Heart and Vascular Health, Heart Failure, Organ Donation, Transplants

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Senior man on treadmill, hooked up to EKG wires as provider tests his blood pressure with an arm cuff

January 29, 2024

What to Expect from a Nuclear Stress Test

A UNC Health cardiologist explains this diagnostic exam to detect heart disease.

Cardiology, Heart and Vascular Health

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Older man talking to provider and touching chest, while his provider looks at an image of a heart on a tablet

January 12, 2024

How Sick Sinus Syndrome Affects Your Heart Rhythm

Your heart has a natural pacemaker, but sometimes it breaks down and needs help.

Heart and Vascular Health

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grandson hugs his grandfather

June 1, 2023

Treatment for Heart Valve Disease that Avoids Open Heart Surgery

Minimally invasive procedures enhance quality of life.

Heart and Vascular Health

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An illustration of hearts.

February 17, 2023

Identifying Gender and Racial Disparities in Heart Attack Care

UNC researchers are spreading the word about these disparities and starting a conversation about how to change them.

Cardiology, Health Disparities, Heart and Vascular Health, Heart Attacks, Research, Women's Health

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Silhouettes of women in a heart organ

January 26, 2023

Heart Attack Symptoms: Women vs. Men

Symptoms in women can be vague, subtle and easy to miss.

Heart and Vascular Health, Heart Attacks

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Man sitting on a chair shaped like a heart organ

January 17, 2023

What You Need to Know About Heart Failure

Heart failure doesn’t mean your heart doesn’t work, but that it works less well.

Cardiology, Heart and Vascular Health, Heart Failure

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image of a heart

January 3, 2023

What Happens in Commotio Cordis?

If not treated immediately, this rare cardiac event can be fatal.

Adolescents, Cardiology, Heart and Vascular Health

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Provider examines a patient's leg

January 2, 2023

Is the Pain in Your Legs Peripheral Arterial Disease?

Vascular specialists answer common questions about this potentially serious condition.

Heart and Vascular Health

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Adult daughter embraces mother, both women sitting by a window

October 31, 2022

What Every Woman Needs to Know About Stroke

Longer life expectancy for women can mean more strokes.

Neurology, Stroke, Women's Health

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UNC Health stroke patient Kathy with her husband and daughter at her daughter's graduation

October 28, 2022

Young Stroke Survivor Now Helping Others as a Hospital Volunteer

Fast treatment is key to improve chances of survival and minimize long-term effects.

Patient Stories, Stroke

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