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.
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.