Author Archives: Anna Jojic
A new coverage decision on Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) was issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. CMMS uses data and the current literature to formulate decisions. Three UNC Cardiology papers (lead author Dr. Sameer Arora) were cited in this national coverage decision for TAVR, demonstrating the impact UNC’s Division of Cardiology … Continued
Sameer Arora, MD, a Cardiovascular Disease Fellow currently pursuing an MPH in Epidemiology, has been chosen for the Department of Epidemiology Travel Award by the UNC Gillings School of Public Health for his work investigating the epidemiology and current management patterns of ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction in India. He is scheduled to travel to India later … Continued
A McAllister team from Li Qian’s Lab has published new research in Cell Stem Cell that holds promise to “mend a broken heart” by describing how to directly reprogram human fibroblasts into cardiomyocytes. The research described in the paper, “Single Cell Transcriptomic Analyses of Cell Fate Transitions during Human Cardiac Reprogramming”, is the first to … Continued
Cardiology fellow Sameer Arora has a new review in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The paper, “Premature Ticagrelor Discontinuation in Secondary Prevention of Atherosclerotic CVD,” shows that premature discontinuation of ticagrelor, a cornerstone of modern antithrombotic therapy, is common and is associated with adverse events.
Congratulations to Division of Cardiology providers who are recipients of this year’s UNC Health Care and UNC Faculty Physicians Award for Carolina Care. The annual reward recognizes providers with high patient satisfaction: at least 95% of their patients responded “Yes Definitely!” when asked if they would recommend their provider’s office to their friends and family. … Continued
30 events feature UNC Cardiology faculty and fellows at this year’s American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions.
UNC cardiologists performed the first X-ray free atrial fibrillation ablation on February 15. The procedure was performed by Dr. Faisal Syed, Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology, and clinical cardiac electrophysiology fellow Dr. Greg Harris. X-ray free atrial fibrillation ablation is available in only a limited number of medical centers regionally. Catheter … Continued
Vital Signs features an article by Qing Zhang, PhD, associate professor in the department of pathology and laboratory medicine, on the lifesaving care his wife Mingjie received. Minjie required multiple surgeries, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), as well as other treatments after the flu exacerbated an underlying heart condition, causing her heart function to fail. Dr. … Continued