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  • Anil Gehi, MD

    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

  • Dr. Joseph Rossi

    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

  • Lindsey Rosman, PhD

    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.

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    Outpatient Diuresis Clinic, VCAG Project Keeps Serving

    Patient-Centered Multidisciplinary Approach Provides Clinic Based Treatment Historically Accessed By ED Visit For patients with heart failure, hospitalizations can be a recurring part of life, affecting the lives of both patients and their caregivers. Driven by symptoms like shortness of breath or swelling of the feet, legs, and ankles, these are costly encounters, and historical … Continued

  • Dr. Joseph Rossi

    UNC Medical Center Awarded for High Performance in Treating Heart Attack Patients

    UNC Medical Center has received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR “Chest Pain ̶MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award” for 2021, one of only 212 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor. The award recognizes UNC’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients, and signifies that cardiology providers have reached an … Continued

  • Lindsey Rosman, PhD

    Stress from 2016 U.S. Presidential Election Associated with Significant Increase in Cardiac Events

    A first of its kind study led by Lindsey Rosman, PhD, assistant professor in the division of cardiology, showed a 77% increase in the risk of cardiac arrhythmias leading up to and during the 2016 U.S. presidential election, demonstrating that stressful political events can take a toll on heart health. “This retrospective case-crossover study was conducted in North Carolina, which … Continued

  • Dr. Lindsey Rosman, UNC Cardiology

    Study Shows 2016 Election Was Linked With Increased Risk of Irregular Heartbeat

    A CNN news report says there’s little doubt the 2016 election was stressful, recognizing researchers have evidence that the tumultuous campaign may have affected people’s hearts. The study of 2,500 people living in the swing state of North Carolina shows an uptick in cases of irregular heart rates in October and November of 2016, as voters were inundated with attack ads. Publishe … Continued

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    Sure Signs of Heart Trouble to Watch For, Say Doctors

    Heart disease, a term used to describe several different types of heart conditions, is not only common, but incredibly fatal. An article in Eat This, Not That features Ross Simpson, MD, PhD, professor of medicine in the division of cardiology. “Chest pain is the most common and important symptom related to a heart problem,” explained Simpson.  “This symptom is often described as … Continued