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
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…
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.
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.