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How blood vessels control their destiny
UNC researchers define the importance of the decoy receptor VEGFR1 in the process of angiogenesis, in findings that could have important implications in the treatment of cancer and other diseases.
Located in News / 2017 / June
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) associated with shorter hospital stay, more frequent discharge to home
In a new study, John Vavalle, MD, and colleagues, found that TAVR may lead to improved patient outcomes and lower health care costs.
Located in News / 2018 / September
UNC researchers identify five medical conditions that may contribute to sudden unexpected death in North Carolina
A new study – the first to be released by UNC researchers in the SUDDEN study – finds the five highest comorbidities of sudden unexpected death in North Carolina are hypertension, diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia, coronary heart disease, and cardiomyopathy.
Located in News / / 2014 / September 2014
First UNC patient procedure in the Evera MRI Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator study is successful
Jennifer Schwartz, MD, assistant professor of cardiology, performed the magnetic resonance imaging.
Located in News / / 2014 / September 2014
The University of North Carolina is studying the effectiveness of Prostatic Artery Embolization to treat BPH
Ari Isaacson, MD, assistant professor, division of Vascular Interventional Radiology, is the principal investigator in the study.
Located in News / / 2014 / September 2014
Genetic test may improve post-stent treatment, outcome
The study, based on results from patients treated at UNC Hospitals, found that using genetic testing to inform which blood thinner to use following a procedure to open narrowed blood vessels resulted in significantly fewer complications. George “Rick” Stouffer, III, MD, was a leader of the study.
Located in News / 2018 / April