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Category: Heart Health

a person shovels a snowy driveway

December 1, 2020

4 Ways to Protect Your Heart This Winter

As the temperatures drop, the rates of heart disease rise. “Heart disease can occur any time of the year, but there is some seasonality to it, and it does increase in the winter months,” says UNC cardiologist Christopher Kelly, MD. Cardiologists don’t know for sure why the winter months are riskier for hearts, but it…

Heart Health

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A photograph of patient Doug Jones with his wife, Letha Jones.

February 14, 2020

Quick-Thinking Passersby Save a Life After Heart Attack

NC State alumni, Raleigh police, Wake EMS and the UNC REX Emergency Department worked together to save a man's life.

Community, Heart Health, Patient Care

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older man clutching his chest

January 6, 2020

A Less Invasive Approach to Chest Pain

A cardiologist explains why medications are just as effective as surgery in many cases.

Cardiology, Heart Health

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An illustration of hearts.

August 8, 2019

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, Heart Health, Research

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graphic of heart with fluid around it

April 8, 2019

Understanding Pericardial Effusion

This condition of fluid around the heart can mimic the symptoms of a heart attack or heart failure.

Cardiology, Heart Health

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figures walking in a crowd, colored red, orange, and green

February 13, 2019

Changing the Conversation about Cholesterol

Cardiologist explains the American Heart Association’s updated cholesterol guidelines.

Cardiology, Heart Health

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