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Tag: Cardiovascular

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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Nigel Mackman

April 1, 2013

Newly approved blood thinner may increase susceptibility to some vi...

A study led by UNC researchers indicates that a newly approved blood thinner that blocks a key component of the human blood clotting system may increase the risk and severity of certain viral infections, including flu and myocarditis.

Pulmonology, Studies

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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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Epicardial cells (blue) form a single layer in the adult uninjured heart (panel A

November 15, 2011

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.

Cardiology, Heart Health, Research, Treatment

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Hugh “Chip” McAllister

November 4, 2009

Dedication of the UNC McAllister Heart Institute marks new era in h...

Hugh “Chip” McAllister, M.D., an alumnus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, has made a three-part gift to establish the UNC McAllister Heart Institute.

Cardiology, Research

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