Chang discusses heart failure in new podcast

In the latest edition of the Chair's Corner podcast, Patty Chang, MD, associate professor of medicine, speaks with Ron Falk, MD, about heart failure and her work as the director of both the Heart Failure and Transplantation Program and the Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology Fellowship Program at UNC.

Chang discusses heart failure in new podcast click to enlarge Patty Chang, MD, MHS, FACC
"..If we had donor hearts for everybody who needed a heart transplant, we could be doing transplants for 200,000 people a year in the United States. But the reality is, it’s about 2,000 lucky patients per year..who get a heart transplant.
 
-Dr. Patty Chang

Topics include:

  • Heart failure symptoms and ejection fraction
  • Causes of heart failure
  • Treatment and lifestyle changes
  • Research at UNC in risk factors and in pregnancy
  • Heart transplant & LVADs
  • Specific advice for caregivers
  • Support organizations
     

Listen to the podcast on the Department of Medicine website.

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