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Category: Heart Health

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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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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Miraiam eating lunch

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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