UNC Health Care

Category: Heart Health

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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Doctor sitting on bed talking with a senior male patient in his home.

May 27, 2014

Frequent in-person home visits can reduce both readmission and deat...

Home-visiting programs and multidisciplinary heart failure clinic interventions can reduce hospital readmission and improve survival for patients with heart failure, according to research from RTI International and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Heart Failure, Heart Health, Social Justice

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February 26, 2014

Simple Diagnosis – Complicated Solution

The UNC Center for Heart and Vascular Care collaborates with specialists in the Raleigh area to provide care for the most complex heart cases. (This feature was originally published in UNC Health Care's Well Magazine, Winter 2014 issue)

Cardiology, Collaboration, Heart Health

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February 20, 2014

Aortic Aneurysms: The Silent Killer

Ultrasound screening for aortic aneurysms is vital for patients at high risk

Heart Health

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Maryam

June 19, 2013

Afghan girl departs for home after heart surgery at UNC

A North Carolina nonprofit organization and a UNC Hospitals volunteer partnered to bring an 8-year-old girl with congenital heart problems to UNC for medical treatment.

Cardiology, Heart Health, Treatment, UNC Stories

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dark chocolate bar and powder

February 13, 2013

Dark Chocolate: The Key to a Happy and Healthy Heart

If you’re choosing chocolate for your loved ones for Valentine’s Day, remember not all chocolate is equal. Consuming small amounts of dark chocolate can actually be associated with a decrease in risk for cardiovascular disease. Dark chocolate contains high concentrations of flavanols, or natural compounds that promote healthy blood vessel function. In contrast, milk chocolate…

Heart Health, Recipes

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Dr. Mark Farber

June 19, 2012

UNC is first in U.S. to use new device to treat complex abdominal a...

On Monday, June 18, 2012, the UNC Center for Heart & Vascular Care’s Aortic Disease Management team became the first in the U.S. to successfully treat a complex abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) with the Zenith® Fenestrated AAA Endovascular Graft.

Cardiology, Heart Health, Innovation, Technology, Treatment, Vascular Health

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Epicardial cells (blue) form a single layer in the adult uninjured heart (panel A

November 15, 2011

Scarring a necessary evil to prevent further damage after heart attack

Researchers have long sought ways to avoid scarring of the heart after a heart attack. But now new research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine shows that interrupting this process can weaken heart function even further.

Cardiology, Heart Health, Research, Treatment

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UNC Chapel

October 15, 2010

Wake Heart & Vascular Affiliates with UNC Health Care

Wake Heart & Vascular Associates (Wake Heart) announced Friday, Oct. 15, it will affiliate with the UNC Health Care System. This affiliation will take place in January 2011.

Heart Health

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