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…
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.
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)
Aortic Aneurysms: The Silent Killer
Ultrasound screening for aortic aneurysms is vital for patients at high risk