July 2015

UNC Hospitals honored with Mission: Lifeline achievement award for heart attack care

UNC Hospitals honored with Mission: Lifeline achievement award for heart attack care

The award recognizes UNC Hospitals’ commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients that effectively improves the survival and care of STEMI (ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction) patients.

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Sidney C. Smith, Jr, MD, receives International Impact Award from American Heart Association

Sidney C. Smith, Jr, MD, receives International Impact Award from American Heart Association

Dr. Smith serves as a professor of cardiology in the UNC School of Medicine and Heart and Vascular clinician at the UNC Medical Center.

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UNC researchers find two biomarkers linked to severe heart disease

Timothy Nichols, MD, professor of medicine and pathology, is the first author of the PLoS One paper, which includes findings that suggest 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.

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The UNC Health Care Electrophysiology lab featured in EP Lab Digest

The UNC Health Care Electrophysiology lab featured in EP Lab Digest

Cher Lyons, RN, MSN, EP Lab Lead Nurse, and Ruben Filimonczuk, EMT-P, RCIS, Lead Tech spearheaded the writing and submission process.

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