2013

The DASH Diet Named Best Diet Overall by U.S. News & World Report

The DASH Diet Named Best Diet Overall by U.S. News & World Report

Alan Hinderliter, MD, of the UNC Center for Heart and Vascular Care was an investigator in the Duke University ENCORE trial, which evaluated the effectiveness of the DASH diet on cardiovascular health.

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UNC Center for Heart and Vascular Care Gears Up for American Heart Month in February

UNC Center for Heart and Vascular Care Gears Up for American Heart Month in February

Encompassing clinical patient care for cardiology, adult cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and vascular interventional radiology, the UNC Center for Heart and Vascular Care has planned multiple events to highlight Heart Health in February.

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An AED – What is it? How does it help save lives?

An AED – What is it? How does it help save lives?

An AED is an automated external defibrillator which provides an electric shock to a person experiencing cardiac arrest.

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UNC and the American Heart Association celebrate a 40-year Partnership

UNC and the American Heart Association celebrate a 40-year Partnership

UNC Cardiovascular Medicine and the American Heart Association gather to celebrate their 40-year partnership with a tour of UNC’s research facilities

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Joseph Fulton, MD, and his work with the UNC Malawi Surgical Initiative

Joseph Fulton, MD, and his work with the UNC Malawi Surgical Initiative

A vascular surgeon in the UNC Center for Heart and Vascular Care, Dr. Fulton is a member of the team that trains Malawian medical school graduates to be surgeons

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Thomas Griggs, MD, receives the Order of the Long Leaf Pine from the Governor of North Carolina

Thomas Griggs, MD, receives the Order of the Long Leaf Pine from the Governor of North Carolina

Thomas Griggs, MD, received the Order of the Long Leaf Pine from the Governor of North Carolina recognizing his 40+ years of service to the state.

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The Pulse Online - January 2013

Our monthly newsletter featuring Heart and Vascular's excellent care and service, provided by a team of nationally-recognized health care providers.

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‘I got my life back’ - A UNC Patient’s Journey Towards Heart Health

‘I got my life back’ - A UNC Patient’s Journey Towards Heart Health

As an interventional cardiologist in the UNC Center for Heart and Vascular Care, Michael Yeung, MD, performs less invasive structural heart procedures to help cardiology patients regain a healthy heart

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Rex On Call Live Medical Talk Show - Monday, February 18

Paul Mounsey, MD, Director of UNC Electrophysiology, was a featured physician on the live talk show

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After suffering from open wound for almost two years, patient in UNC Center for Heart and Vascular heals in a matter of weeks as participant in clinical trial

After suffering from open wound for almost two years, patient in UNC Center for Heart and Vascular heals in a matter of weeks as participant in clinical trial

Patient Jessica Riley was referred to the UNC Wound Healing Center, part of the UNC Center for Heart and Vascular Care, for her venous leg ulcer and entered a clinical trial led by William Marston, MD **Graphic images included**

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UNC Open Access Referral Center: Exceptional Care for Every Patient

UNC Open Access Referral Center: Exceptional Care for Every Patient

The Open Access Referral Center in the UNC Center for Heart and Vascular Care provides each patient with an easy-to-follow, customized treatment schedule designed to reduce patient stress and simplify medical care

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"Feeling Fine"

"Feeling Fine"

A positive patient experience working with the UNC Open Access Referral Center to treat atrial fibrillation

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UNC Graduate School student Patricia Lenhart named as a 2013 Impact Award winner for her women's heart disease research

UNC Graduate School student Patricia Lenhart named as a 2013 Impact Award winner for her women's heart disease research

Lenhart chose to be photographed for the award at the UNC Center for Heart and Vascular Care at Meadowmont with a work of fiber art by Alice Engel Levinson titled "Call 9-1-1," which incorporates pieces of brightly colored fabric and a montage of news media articles about heart disease in women.

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Mending A Broken Heart

Mending A Broken Heart

The cardiovascular research of award-winning Li Qian, PhD, of the UNC McAllister Heart Institute, included at #2 on the American Heart Association “Top Ten Advances in Heart Disease and Stroke Research” during 2012

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National Nursing Week - May 6-11, 2013

Highlights of our Heart and Vascular Nursing team from the past year

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A Personal Message from Joe Stavas, MD about the 2013 Boston Marathon

A Personal Message from Joe Stavas, MD about the 2013 Boston Marathon

Joseph Stavas, MD, is a professor of radiology in the UNC School of Medicine and a clinician in the UNC Center for Heart and Vascular Care specializing in vascular interventional radiology. He was running in the Boston Marathon with his daughter, Natalie Stavas, MD, when the bombs exploded on Monday, April 15, 2013. Joe and Natalie were some of the first responders on the scene as they arrived at the finish line just moments after the explosion.

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Intellectual Puzzle Solving

Intellectual Puzzle Solving

Jennifer Schwartz, MD, treats patients in the UNC Center for Heart and Vascular Care as an electrophysiologist, typically a male-dominated field

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AED Update

AED Update

Successful partnerships within the UNC School of Medicine lead to the installation of life-saving devices in each School of Medicine building.

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Heart and Vascular's Schwartz and Weres inducted as Fellows of the Heart Rhythm Society

Heart and Vascular's Schwartz and Weres inducted as Fellows of the Heart Rhythm Society

The Fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society (FHRS) credential exemplifies advanced training, certification, and commitment to the field of electrophysiology.

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The Pulse Online - May 2013

Our monthly newsletter featuring Heart and Vascular's excellent care and service, provided by a team of nationally-recognized health care providers.

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Interventional Cardiology and Pediatric Cardiology partner to form the Adults with Congenital Heart Disease Clinic at UNC

Interventional Cardiology and Pediatric Cardiology partner to form the Adults with Congenital Heart Disease Clinic at UNC

The UNC Center for Heart and Vascular Care has partnered with UNC Pediatric Cardiology to form the Adults with Congenital Heart Disease Clinic to provide specialized care for adults who are living with congenital heart disease.

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CICU nursing staff honors in-patient veterans

CICU nursing staff honors in-patient veterans

On Memorial Day 2013, the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) nursing staff thanked their Veteran patients with cards celebrating their service to America.

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Community Service by our 5 Anderson Nurses - SECU House

In June 2013, the nurses of the Vascular Acute Care Unit on 5 Anderson brought their caring and compassion for others outside their unit and into the community. They provided dinner at the SECU House, which provides housing, healing, and hope to families with an adult patient being treated for a critical illness or injury at UNC Hospitals or its affiliated clinics. Kathy Pritchard, RN-BC, BSN, Clinical Nurse IV on 5 Anderson, prepared a slide show about their night of service. She writes, "Many many thank yous go out to the 5 Anderson staff for not only financial contributions but all the time spent making and preparing the wonderful meal that we were able to provide to the family members staying at the SECU House. We were showered with thank yous and a multitude of compliments not only for the meal but for our compassion and dedication to the well being of their family members in our care." Click on link below to view the complete PowerPoint slide show

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3 Anderson's Heart 'Heelers' help those in need throughout the community

Heart and Vascular nurses on 3 Anderson - which includes the Intermediate Coronary Care Unit and Telemetry Unit - bring their compassionate care into the community.

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Heart and Vascular Nursing Units win First and Second Place in the UNC Hospitals "Got Your Back" campaign contest! - **PowerPoint**

The UNC Hospitals "Got Your Back" campaign contest to raise awareness of the importance of Skin Care garnered our Heart and Vascular nurses First and Second Place! Congratulations to the 5 Anderson Skin Committee, who submitted a PowerPoint presentation and won First Place!!! Congratulations to the 3 Anderson/Intermediate Coronary Care Unit, who had an amazing video and came in Second Place. Linda Drogos, Nurse Manager on 5 Anderson says, "Heart and Vascular rocked it!!!" Click below to view the First Place PowerPoint presentation.

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Charles Burke, MD, inducted as Fellow in the Society of Interventional Radiology

Charles Burke, MD, inducted as Fellow in the Society of Interventional Radiology

This honor, achieved by fewer than 10 percent of SIR members, goes to members who have been recognized by the society as a leading contributor in educational, investigational, organizational or professional aspects of interventional radiology.

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The Rita and Eric Bigham Cardiology Special Project Fund brings young Afghan girl to UNC for life-saving cardiac care

The Rita and Eric Bigham Cardiology Special Project Fund brings young Afghan girl to UNC for life-saving cardiac care

Rita and Eric Bigham of Chapel Hill have partnered with UNC Cardiovascular Medicine and the Medical Foundation of North Carolina to provide medical treatment for Maryam, a little girl from Afghanistan, who suffers from a heart defect.

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UNC is First in N.C. to Use New Minimally-Invasive Procedure to Reduce the Risk for Stroke

UNC is First in N.C. to Use New Minimally-Invasive Procedure to Reduce the Risk for Stroke

On Monday, June 24, 2013, the UNC Center for Heart and Vascular Care became the first in North Carolina to successfully close a left atrial appendage, which is a part of the heart where blood clots and strokes come from, using the Lariat® procedure.

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The Pulse Online - June 2013

Our monthly newsletter featuring Heart and Vascular's excellent care and service, provided by a team of nationally-recognized health care providers.

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UNC is First in N.C. to Use New Minimally-Invasive Procedure to Reduce the Risk for Stroke

UNC is First in N.C. to Use New Minimally-Invasive Procedure to Reduce the Risk for Stroke

On Monday, June 24, 2013, the UNC Center for Heart and Vascular Care became the first in North Carolina to successfully close a left atrial appendage, which is a part of the heart where blood clots and strokes come from, using the Lariat® procedure.

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Making the Best of a Changed Life

Making the Best of a Changed Life

Mark Zack uses his experience as an amputee to help other amputees in the Peer Mentoring Program through the UNC Center for Heart and Vascular Care.

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“My amputation doesn’t define me”

“My amputation doesn’t define me”

Mike O’Hara uses his decade-long experience as a lower leg amputee to help new amputees as part of the Peer Mentoring Program, created by the nurses in the UNC Center for Heart and Vascular Care

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New Faculty and Staff Join UNC Center for Heart and Vascular Care

New Faculty and Staff Join UNC Center for Heart and Vascular Care

The UNC Center for Heart and Vascular Care is pleased to welcome these new faculty and staff members.

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New Peer Mentoring Program for Patients with Amputations

Reprinted from The Pulse, July 2012 to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the program.

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The Pulse Online - July 2013

Our monthly newsletter featuring Heart and Vascular's excellent care and service, provided by a team of nationally-recognized health care providers.

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Legs for Life Free Screening Flyer for PAD and AAA

Sign up for the free screening, being held on Saturday, September 21 from 9:00am-1:00pm in the Procedural Recovery Unit (PRU) on the 2nd floor of Memorial Hospital. Download the flyer for sign-up information.

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2013 North Carolina Cardiovascular Update Scheduled for Sept. 6-7 at the Friday Center

2013 North Carolina Cardiovascular Update Scheduled for Sept. 6-7 at the Friday Center

The conference features the 12th Annual Ernest and Hazel Craige Lecture, given this year by guest faculty lecturer Spencer B. King, III, MD, President, Saint Joseph's Heart and Vascular Institute

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The Pulse Online - August 2013

Our monthly newsletter featuring Heart and Vascular's excellent care and service, provided by a team of nationally-recognized health care providers.

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2013 Triangle Heart Walk - September 22

2013 Triangle Heart Walk - September 22

Join one of the Heart and Vascular teams, make a donation, or start your own team to support the 2013 Triangle Heart Walk in the fight against cardiovascular disease and stroke.

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