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Tag: Cardiovascular

Dr. Sidney Smith

March 14, 2017

Smith Recognized With American College of Cardiology Top Honor

Sidney C. Smith, Jr, MD, will be presented with the Master of the ACC Award at ACC’s 66th Annual Scientific Session.

Awards, Cardiology

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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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July 5, 2016

UNC Hospitals honored with Mission: Lifeline achievement award

UNC Hospitals earned the award by meeting specific criteria and standards of performance for the quick and appropriate treatment of STEMI patients by providing emergency procedures to re-establish blood flow to blocked arteries when needed.

Awards

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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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Jason Katz

November 13, 2015

UNC enrolling patients in Momentum 3 Clinical Trial

UNC is one of 60 medical centers nationwide chosen to participate in the MOMENTUM 3 Clinical Trial to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of the Thoratec® HeartMate 3™ Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD). This multi-center study will compare the HeartMate 3 LVAD to the HeartMate II® LVAD in advanced stage heart failure patients.

Clinical Trials

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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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Wolfgang Bergmeier

August 25, 2015

UNC’s Wolfgang Bergmeier, PhD, earns Bridge Grant

The American Society of Hematology fills gap in decreased federal funding, supports 13 blood research projects.

Awards, Hematology

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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. Sam Cykert

May 28, 2015

UNC Receives $15M AHRQ Award to Advance Heart Health in NC Primary ...

UNC’s Heart Health Now! Advancing Heart Health in NC Primary Care project is one of seven grantees awarded as part of the AHRQ initiative, EvidenceNOW – Advancing Heart Health in Primary Care.

Awards, Cardiology

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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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