Annual Structural Heart Luncheon
On May 19, 2018, the 2nd Annual Structural Heart event was held at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Patients and their family members were greeted by members of the UNC Heart team in addition to referring providers from across the state. The attendees enjoyed a delicious meal together and shared experiences of their journey with structural heart disease.
Before this new less invasive technology was available, many of the patients that were not candidates for surgery would have had no relief from their symptoms. This luncheon is a celebration of the program’s success in enhancing the quality of life of many patients across North Carolina.
The first annual UNC Medical Center Structural Heart Luncheon was held on March 25, 2017 in Chapel Hill. (picture below)
In the coming weeks, we will confirm and post a date for the 3rd UNC Medical Center Structural Heart Annual Luncheon.
SECU Family Dinner
The State Employees Credit Union Family House plays a tremendous role in helping us care for the families of those patients we treat at UNC. For many patients and loved ones who travel from far away, the SECU House provides an inexpensive place to stay close to the hospital. In addition to private rooms available for our patient’s families, the SECU House provides meals, transportation, a sense of community for our patients and their families. We are proud to partner and volunteer at the SECU to give back to this wonderful organization.
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- Dr. Caranasos, Dr. Vavalle perform first suprasternal TAVR procedure using the Evolut–R Valve
- Tony Sciturro’s TAVR Journey at UNC Medical Center