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Category: Heart Health

Illustration of a man gripping his chest in pain with the words 'chest pain, not attack' written on his arms.

May 16, 2018 By Tom Sowders

Chest Pain that Isn’t a Heart Attack: Podcast Episode 1

Do you ever experience a pain in your chest and ask yourself, “Am I having a heart attack?” In this—the very first episode of UNC Health Talk: The Podcast—we discuss chest pain that is NOT a heart attack with Deepak Pasi, MD, cardiologist at North Carolina Heart and Vascular, part of UNC REX Healthcare. We…

Health, Heart Health

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animated heart gif

January 22, 2018

Four Ways Cardiac Rehab Improves Your Life if You Have Heart Disease

Participating in cardiac rehab is associated with a 50 percent drop in death rates.

Cardiology, Heart Health

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Heart Disease Strategy

December 6, 2017

Choosing a Strategy to Help Patients at Risk for Heart Disease

Heart patients get the best care when primary care providers and cardiologists work together, sooner. There is a trend toward earlier collaboration between general physicians and heart specialists, according to Thelsa Weickert, MD, a cardiologist with UNC Heart & Vascular. “Gone are the days when we would see people after their third or fourth heart…

Cardiology, Health, Heart Health

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People eating a heart healthy meal

December 4, 2017

How to Eat Out and Stay on Your Healthy Eating Plan

Trying to eat well for your heart? You can go out to a restaurant without overloading on calories, fat, salt and sugar.

Heart Health, Nutrition, Wellness

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Older man clutching chest

November 20, 2017

Is Your Chest Pain a Sign of a Heart Attack, or Something Else?

You should never take chest pain lightly, but it can have non-life-threatening causes

Heart Health, Medical Tips

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Li Qian

March 3, 2016

‘Broken’ heart breakthrough: researchers reprogram cells to better ...

UNC School of Medicine scientists overcame a significant barrier to convert scar-making fibroblasts into living, beating cardiomyocytes.

Cardiology, Genetics, Heart Health

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Eric Ubil

October 15, 2014

UNC researchers boost the heart’s natural ability to recover after ...

By bumping up the levels of a well-known protein in the heart, UNC researchers have found a new way to generate more blood vessels following a heart attack.

Cardiology, Heart Failure, Heart Health, Research

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