UNC Health Talk

Category: Heart Health

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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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February 5, 2019

You’ve Been Diagnosed with Atrial Fibrillation. Now What?

Learn how to manage your AFib symptoms to avoid trips to the emergency room.

Cardiology, Heart Health

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UNC patient Cameron and his parents

October 17, 2018

AED Saves Teenager’s Life After Cardiac Arrest

An unexpected collapse highlights the importance of automated external defibrillators in public places.

Heart Health, UNC Stories

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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?

Never assume chest pain is no big deal, but know that it could have many causes

Heart Health, Medical Tips

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