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The Stars Aligned for Patient with Extensive Aortic Aneurysm
In July 2013, 60-year-old Cynthia Stingone, known to her friends and family as Cindy, had a persistent cold and cough. She went to her primary care physician to find out why it wouldn’t go away. Since she is a former smoker, her doctor took the precautionary step of ordering x-rays, EKG, and CT scans to find out what was going on. What they found would send Cindy on a medical journey spanning hundreds of miles and involving multiple surgeries to repair her extensive Aortic Aneurysm.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / September 10
Carolina Care Highlight - Dr. John Kizer
Our patient comment this week recognizes Dr. John Kizer in the Division of Geriatric Medicine in the Department of Medicine: "...he really knows how to listen and help me to sort out various dimensions of my medical situation. I've had many physicians through the years, and I do know Dr. Kizer is exceptional..."
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / July 2
Customized Stent-Graft to Treat Aortic Aneurysms Saved the Life of Former UNC Professor Harvey Jeffries
Retired Professor in the UNC Gilling's School of Public Health, Harvey Jeffries, has received care from UNC since 2002. In 2009 he was diagnosed with a juxtarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm, which was closely monitored until 2017 when his aneurysm reached a size requiring surgical intervention. He worked with Dr. Mark Farber, a leading UNC Vascular Surgeon, and his dedicated team of nurses and health care staff, who created a customized stent-graft to repair Harvey's aneurysm.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / June 25
Mom Delivers Twins After Scary Diagnosis
Elizabeth Coviello, DO, and William Goodnight, MD, co-led a team approach to overcome a complex medical condition and help UNC OBGYN patient Ashley Long deliver two healthy babies during the COVID-19 pandemic
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / June 25
A Wild Story: Adult Congenital Patient Receives Modified Ross Procedure
From the age of 14, Bill Wild knew he had a heart condition. His pediatrician detected a slight heart murmur which turned out to be bicuspid aortic valve. It's a congenital condition in which the main artery that leads to the body—the aorta—has two cusps instead of three. It is one of the most common congenital heart defects, affecting about 20 per 1000 babies born. Years later, at the age of 42, Bill faced the difficult decision of what kind of congenital heart surgery he felt best served his life.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / Feb. 27
UNC Hypertension Clinic Becomes a Certified Comprehensive Hypertension Center
The UNC Hypertension Clinic at Meadowmont has been awarded the American Heart Association’s Comprehensive Hypertension Center Certification to recognize the practice’s commitment to following proven, research-based treatment guidelines to care for people with complex or difficult-to-treat hypertension, or high blood pressure.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / Feb. 6
UNC opens new multi-disciplinary maternal-fetal medicine, nephrology clinic
A new UNC Health Care clinic opened this month led by Monica Reynolds, MD, MSCR, assistant professor of medicine in nephrology, and Christina Herrera, MD, MSCI, assistant professor in the division of maternal-fetal-medicine, in the department of obstetrics and gynecology.
Located in Vital Signs / 2019 / Oct. 24
Pain in the Foot Leads to Relief at UNC Podiatry Center
Three years ago, Robert Martin was on the brink of losing his physically demanding job due to excruciating foot pain. The pain became so debilitating that Robert started to find it difficult to get out of bed in the morning, let alone walk and stand at his job all day. Read about how Dr. Howard Kashefsky, DPM, at the UNC Podiatry Center was able to help Robert become 100% pain-free and get back to his job and his outdoor hobbies.
Located in Vital Signs / 2019 / Aug. 8
First Patient Receives Surgery in UNC-Led International Pivotal Trial for Repair of Thoracoabdominal and Pararenal Aortic Aneurysms
Mark Farber, MD, chief of vascular surgery at the UNC School of Medicine, is the national principal investigator for the study and performed the trial’s first implant of the GORE® EXCLUDER® Thoracoabdominal Branch Endoprosthesis, an investigational device, at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill, NC.
Located in News / 2019 / July
Carolina Care Highlight: Brian Halla
Our Carolina Care Highlight this week recognizes Brian Halla, MSPA, PA-C, Department of Surgery, Division of North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center. Here's what one of his patients had to say: "We spent time with the entire team and it was the end of the day. Everyone came in, offered opinions on [Patient Name]'s burn and came up with a plan to treat..."
Located in Employee News Online / 2019 / May 9