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Media attention for new research from Dr. Lindsey Rosman

October 25, 2019

Dr. Lindsey Rosman’s new publication in Stroke, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Risk for Stroke in Young and Middle-aged Adults: A 13-year Cohort Study, is garnering substantial media attention. See the coverage in ABC News, Reuters, and Forbes.

UNC Division of Cardiology research impacts patient care nationwide

June 24, 2019

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

Travel Award for Cardiology Fellow

June 21, 2019

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

New Research from Qian Lab, McAllister Heart Institute

June 21, 2019

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

New JACC review paper for Cardiology Fellow Sameer Arora

May 16, 2019

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.

UNC Cardiology providers receive 2019 UNC Health Care and UNC Faculty Physicians Award for Carolina Care

May 10, 2019

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

UNC Cardiology at ACC 2019

March 13, 2019

30 events feature UNC Cardiology faculty and fellows at this year’s American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions.

UNC Cardiologists Perform X-ray Free Atrial Fibrillation Ablation

February 18, 2019

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

Gratitude for UNC’s Heart Failure team

February 15, 2019

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