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    Cavender Discusses Study Showing Cangrelor Reduces Ischemic Events Versus Clopidogrel Early After PCI

    Treatment with the IV P2Y12 inhibitor cangrelor reduced the number of early ischemic events after PCI, primarily MI and stent thrombosis, compared with oral clopidogrel, according to the results of the CHAMPION PHOENIX trial. “Patients undergoing PCI are at risk of activation of the clotting process, formation of intravascular thrombus and subsequent myocardial infarction,” said  … Continued

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    Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation Awards Cardiology Research Team 3-Year Grant to Improve Atrial Fibrillation (AF) Care

    A UNC Division of Cardiology research team led by Anil Gehi, MD, the Sewell Family-McAllister Distinguished Professor of Medicine, has been awarded a three-year, $1.1 million dollar grant from the Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation to improving atrial fibrillation (AF) care in the community. Building on prior work, Gehi and the team will collaborate with Duke Health and Wake Forest … Continued

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    Newsworthy from the Department of Medicine, Week of November 5 – 11

    The below clickable headlines link directly to outside media outlets and feature Department of Medicine faculty during the past week, starting Friday, November 5, 2021. COVID-19 treatments are not vaccine replacements. Here’s why – Dr. David Wohl (ArcaMax Publishing) Is Type 2 Diabetes Ready for CGM? – Dr. Laura Young (The Journal of Healthcare Contracting) 10 gastroenterologists … Continued

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    McAllister Heart Institute Pivots to COVID-19

    Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, UNC Health and the UNC School of Medicine’s top physicians and researchers have worked tirelessly to find answers, notably through vaccine research and therapeutic development. While these discoveries have brought us closer to a world without COVID-19, a growing volume of evidence suggests the effect of the virus on health and wellness can last m … Continued


    Medicine Providers Recognized For Rapid Response Excellence

    The “Rapid Response Recognition Report” is a quarterly recognition of providers who are “remarkable examples of excellence” during rapid response events at UNCMC. Effective utilization of the Adult Rapid Response System at UNC Medical Center is essential in the early detection of clinically worsening patients to ensure necessary resources are mobilized and adverse outcomes preven … Continued

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    Gehi Project Receives UNC Medical Center Quality and Safety Award

    A project led by Anil Gehi, MD, the Sewell Family-McAllister Distinguished Professor in the Division of Cardiology, will receive a “2021 UNC Medical Center Quality and Safety Award,” after a rigorous review process. “A Novel Atrial Fibrillation Care Pathway in the ED Reduces Unnecessary AF Hospitalizations and Improves Quality of Care,” was designed to introduce a structured proc … Continued

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    PCI Length of Stay Initiative Highlighted at UNC Health Quality Expo

    The cardiology project “Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) Length of Stay (LOS)” has been selected as a top project for the UNC Health-UNC Hospitals Quality Expo 2021, Around the World of Quality, hosted by the Office of Quality Excellence. Dale Henion, MPS, RVT, assistant director of cardiac services, will present the project on October 1. Rising hospital census and physic … Continued

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    Nash UNC Health Receives AHA’s 2021 Mission: Lifeline® NSTEMI Gold Quality Achievement Award and STEMI Gold Receiving Center Hospital Achievement Award

    Nash UNC Health in Rocky Mount, NC, has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® NSTEMI Gold Quality Achievement Award and STEMI Gold Receiving Center Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who suffer heart attacks. Each year more than 250,000 people experience STEMI, the deadliest type of heart a … Continued

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    Evaluation and Management of Heart Block After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement

    UNC Cardiology Fellow Anthony Mazzella, MD, is first author of a paper published in Cardiac Failure Review. Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has developed substantially since its inception. Improvements in valve design, valve deployment technologies, preprocedural imaging and increased operator experience have led to a gradual decline in length of hospitalization aft … Continued

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    Rosman Discusses Health Data From Smartwatches

    Lindsey Rosman, PhD, assistant professor of medicine in the division of cardiology, discussed the use of smartwatches to monitor health status with Tech the Lead.  Read the article.