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Category: Vascular Health

David Clemmons

February 21, 2017

Researchers implicate suspect in heart disease linked to diabetes

In their study of the IRS-1 protein, researchers at the University of North Carolina found a new lead for reversing or preventing heart disease associated with diabetes.

Cardiology, Diabetes, Research, Vascular Health

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Jimena Giudice

November 16, 2016

It’s how you splice it: scientists discover possible origin of musc...

The basic biological process called alternative splicing proves vital in making sure important muscle cell proteins switch from their fetal forms to their adult forms. Not doing so could lead to muscle defects and disorders.

Cardiology, Genetics, Vascular Health

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John Buse

July 5, 2016

Diabetes drug lowers risk of cardiovascular complications, kidney d...

For the first time, a large clinical trial showed across-the-board cardiovascular benefit of a diabetes drug – liraglutide – a much-needed outcome for people with type 2 diabetes.

Cardiology, Diabetes, Vascular Health

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Jonathan Schisler

April 5, 2016

New clues in the quest to prevent clogged arteries

UNC School of Medicine researchers have found a protein that appears to protect against coronary artery disease in older people with surprisingly clear arteries.

Studies, Vascular Health

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UNC's TAVR Team (L to R): John Vavalle

October 1, 2015

New Device will make TAVR procedure available to more patients

UNC’s Center for Heart & Vascular Care has been offering Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) for less than a year. In that time, the team has built a national reputation for excellence, allowing UNC to be among the first phase of the rollout of a next generation TAVR device, Evolut-R, developed by Medtronic. This valve is the first repositionable transcatheter valve ever available.

Cardiology, Technology, Vascular Health

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Scott Donaldson

September 23, 2015

UNC Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine: A Comprehensive ...

In the recent U.S. News and World Report rankings of America’s Best Hospitals, UNC Hospitals was nationally ranked in five of the 16 specialties. In this series, we profile these specialties to learn more about what makes them so outstanding.

Cardiology, Research, Vascular Health

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Wolfgang Bergmeier

February 23, 2015

Scientists find a key protein that allows Plavix to conquer platelets

The findings could lead to more personalized approaches to controlling platelet activity during heart attacks and other vascular emergencies and diseases. Wolfgang Bergmeier, PhD, professor of biochemistry and biophysics, member of the McAllister Heart Institute at UNC, is senior author of the paper.

Cardiology, Studies, Vascular Health

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Dr. Mark Farber

June 19, 2012

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.

Cardiology, Heart Health, Innovation, Technology, Treatment, Vascular Health

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This image shows how formation of a blood clot cuts off the blood supply. Credit: Nigel Mackman

January 4, 2012

Benefits of statin therapy may extend beyond lowering lipids

A study led by researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine has identified a molecular pathway that leads to the formation of abnormal blood clots. They turned it off using a popular class of cholesterol-lowering drugs, statins.

Cardiology, Innovation, Research, Studies, Treatment, Vascular Health

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