Heart Health

The latest heart health and cardiovascular news from UNC Health Care and the UNC School of Medicine.

UNC Hospitals receives performance achievement award from American College of Cardiology Foundation

UNC Hospitals receives performance achievement award from American College of Cardiology Foundation

UNC Hospitals is one of only 26 hospitals nationwide to receive this award, which recognizes our commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients.

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Genetics underlie the formation of the body’s back-up bypass vessels

Genetics underlie the formation of the body’s back-up bypass vessels

The new knowledge could help inform the current development of what are called collaterogenic therapies – drugs or procedures that can cause new collaterals to form and enlarge before or after a person suffers tissue damage from a blocked artery in the heart, brain, or peripheral tissues.

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UNC Hospitals qualifies for American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline Recognition for heart attack care

UNC Hospitals qualifies for American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline Recognition 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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VIDEO: Cardiothoracic ICU receives the Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence

VIDEO: Cardiothoracic ICU receives the Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence

The Cardiothoracic ICU (CTICU) has received the Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses for the second time!

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UNC receives $3.1 million to study alternative strategies to reduce heart disease and stroke

UNC receives $3.1 million to study alternative strategies to reduce heart disease and stroke

UNC's Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention has received a two-year, $3.1 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to research alternative ways to reduce the risk for cardiovascular disease.

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UNC Hospitals' 5 Anderson unit joining Center for Heart & Vascular Care

Starting July 1, 5 Anderson will officially join the Center for Heart and Vascular Care. The 15-bed unit primarily houses vascular patients and this transfer will further our collaborative care model.

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Conference: Heart Failure Management

This conference, which will take place in Amelia Island, FL, July 15 - 18 is designed for cardiologists, family medicine physicians, general internists, nurses and nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, hospitalists and cardiology technicians.

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Benson R. Wilcox, M.D., 1932-2010

Benson R. Wilcox, M.D., 1932-2010

Benson Reid Wilcox, M.D., a distinguished heart surgeon who served 29 years as chief of the UNC Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, died May 11, 2010, at his home after a courageous battle with brain cancer. He was 77.

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Benson R. Wilcox, M.D., 1932-2010

Benson R. Wilcox, M.D., 1932-2010

Benson Reid Wilcox, M.D., a distinguished heart surgeon who served 29 years as chief of the UNC Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, died May 11, 2010, at his home after a courageous battle with brain cancer. He was 77.

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UNC project takes on heart disease in heart of U.S. ‘stroke belt’

A new $10 million grant will help researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and East Carolina University collaborate with health-care practitioners and community leaders in Lenoir County to tackle heart disease, the county’s leading cause of death.

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UNC project takes on heart disease in heart of U.S. ‘stroke belt’

A new $10 million grant will help researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and East Carolina University collaborate with health-care practitioners and community leaders in Lenoir County to tackle heart disease, the county’s leading cause of death.

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Air-pollution expert explains how to take care of your lungs during ozone season

Air-pollution expert explains how to take care of your lungs during ozone season

April's warm, sunny days mark the beginning of ozone season. UNC Health Care expert David Peden, M.D., the director of the Center for Environmental Medicine, Asthma and Lung Biology at the UNC School of Medicine, explains what his research shows about ozone pollution and how you can protect yourself.

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Air-pollution expert explains how to take care of your lungs during ozone season

Air-pollution expert explains how to take care of your lungs during ozone season

April's warm, sunny days mark the beginning of ozone season. UNC Health Care expert David Peden, M.D., the director of the Center for Environmental Medicine, Asthma and Lung Biology at the UNC School of Medicine, explains what his research shows about ozone pollution and how you can protect yourself.

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Antoniak receives postdoctoral fellowship from the Myocarditis Foundation

Dr. Silvio Antoniak has received a Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Myocarditis Foundation. Dr. Antoniak is a member of the Mackman Lab in the Division of Hematology/Oncology and UNC McAllister Heart Institute.

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Antoniak receives postdoctoral fellowship from the Myocarditis Foundation

Dr. Silvio Antoniak has received a Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Myocarditis Foundation. Dr. Antoniak is a member of the Mackman Lab in the Division of Hematology/Oncology and UNC McAllister Heart Institute.

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FDA issues black box warning on clopidogrel (Plavix)

There was a recent update to the package insert for clopidogrel (Plavix) that includes a black box warning for use in patients who are poor metabolizers.

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FDA issues black box warning on clopidogrel (Plavix)

There was a recent update to the package insert for clopidogrel (Plavix) that includes a black box warning for use in patients who are poor metabolizers.

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Runge honored by American College of Cardiology

Marschall S. Runge, MD, PhD, received the 2010 Distinguished Scientist Award on March 15, 2010.

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Runge honored by American College of Cardiology

Marschall S. Runge, MD, PhD, received the 2010 Distinguished Scientist Award on March 15, 2010.

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