UNC Health Talk

Tag: Cardiovascular

Jason Katz

August 24, 2016

Challenging the status quo: Katz examines training, staffing and re...

Jason Katz, MD, MHS, medical director of UNC’s cardiac intensive care unit, examines the challenges facing cardiac intensive care units and clinicians, and offers innovative recommendations for training, staffing and research for this emerging field.

Cardiology, Education

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Older man with hat against his chest stands in front of a beautiful golden sunset.

March 21, 2016

Adding stress management to cardiac rehab cuts new heart incidents ...

UNC’s Alan Hinderliter, MD, teamed up with Duke doctors to quantify the benefit of stress management to heart health.

Cardiology, Stress, Treatment, Wellness

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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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July 6, 2015

UNC researchers find two biomarkers linked to severe heart disease

The finding published in PLoS One suggests that elevated oxidized LDL cholesterol and fructosamine – a measure of glycated proteins in blood sugar – are signposts for the development of severe coronary disease, especially in females.

Cardiology, Genetics

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Dr. George A. “Rick” Stouffer

November 17, 2014

High mortality associated with STEMI heart attacks that occur in ho...

A new study by UNC researchers confirms their surprising earlier finding: Patients who suffer a STEMI heart attack while while in the hospital for something else are more likely to die than patients who have the same type of heart attack outside the hospital.

Studies

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September 8, 2014

Popular cancer drug target implicated in cardiovascular defects

Research led by UNC’s Kathleen Caron, PhD, shows that halting the protein CXCR7 leads to over activation of adrenomedullin, a hormone needed at proper levels for normal cardiovascular development

Cancer, Cardiology, Treatment

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Doctor sitting on bed talking with a senior male patient in his home.

May 27, 2014

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.

Heart Failure, Heart Health, Social Justice

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February 26, 2014

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)

Cardiology, Collaboration, Heart Health

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February 20, 2014

Aortic Aneurysms: The Silent Killer

Ultrasound screening for aortic aneurysms is vital for patients at high risk

Heart Health

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February 14, 2014

Hope for Elijah

3-year-old boy Elijah Smith had 13 surgeries in his first 2 years of life to correct lymphatic malformations. If left untreated these malformations would have caused him serious problems in breathing, eating and speaking.

UNC Stories

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Miraiam eating lunch

June 19, 2013

Afghan girl departs for home after heart surgery at UNC

A North Carolina nonprofit organization and a UNC Hospitals volunteer partnered to bring an 8-year-old girl with congenital heart problems to UNC for medical treatment.

Cardiology, Heart Health, Treatment, UNC Stories

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A patient being rushed through the hospital on a gurney.

April 16, 2013

Inpatients who have STEMI heart attacks more likely to die than out...

A new study by UNC researchers finds that patients who suffer a STEMI heart attack while hospitalized are 10 times more likely to die than patients who suffer a STEMI outside the hospital.

Cardiology, Studies

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