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  • ACC Congrats in US News & World Report

    UNC Health at the UNC Medical Center has been recognized by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) in the “Best Hospitals” issue of U.S. News & World Report for our dedication to our heart patients. Patients and caregivers can trust hospitals and health systems that participate in the NCDR, receive ACC’s Accreditation seal of approval … Continued

  • UNC Health Ranked #2 Most Trusted Healthcare Brand in the United States

    The UNC Health brand was ranked as the #4 healthcare brand in the United States overall and the #2 most trusted healthcare brand, in a report titled, Humanzing Brand Experience. This product was a partnership between the American Hospital Associated and the Society for Health Care Strategy & Market Development, who worked with the brand agency, … Continued

  • TAVR Certification

    UNC Medical Center is First NC Hospital to receive Transcatheter Valve Certification from ACC

    We’re pleased to announce that UNC Health at the UNC Medical Center received Transcatheter Valve v1 Certification from the American College of Cardiology (ACC) on March 5th, 2021. This means UNC Health Medical Center used the ACC’s accreditation process improvement tools to bridge gaps and integrate evidence-based science, quality initiatives, clinical best-practices, and the latest … Continued

  • New Decision Memo for TAVR by CMS

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a memorandum on Friday, June 21, 2019 regarding the updated National Coverage Determination for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR). The original TAVR coverage determination was released in 2012, and the updated memo released on Friday replaces this initial decision. This decision updated the hospital and team … Continued


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TAVR Patient Story

When 88-year-old Tony Sciturro had a hard time walking from his house to his garden, he knew something was wrong. As an older patient with severe aortic valve stenosis, he was an excellent candidate for TAVR, a non-invasive procedure performed at UNC Medical Center.

 I could breathe easier . . . I worked in the garden and fed the cows. I am able to do everything I want to do "