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    Simpson Describes Chest Pain Symptoms For Heart Disease

    Ross Simpson, Jr, MD, PhD, professor medicine in the division of cardiology, was interviewed for an MSN article “50 Warnings Signs You Have Heart Disease” that identifies a variety of signs, symptoms and risk factors that can help identify heart disease before it becomes life-threatening. “Chest pain is the most common and important symptom related to a heart problem,” explains S … Continued

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    Working the Frontlines: Interview with Charlene Whayne

    Cardiology nurse Charlene Whayne, RN, is back at the UNC Heart and Vascular Center, scheduling patients and preparing to reopen. But for nine weeks, she had a different job. Charlene worked at the Respiratory Diagnostic Center (RDC) in the Quick Treat, the outdoor tent facility for drive through COVID-19 testing and assessment. It was an experience that she had trained for her wh … Continued

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    Gehi Addresses Risks With Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) in COVID-19

    QT interval prolongation, an electrical disturbance that makes the heart muscle take longer than normal to recharge between beats, is a safety concern for patients taking hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) to treat COVID-19. In MedPage Today, Anil Kishin Gehi, MD, the Sewell Family-McAllister Distinguished Professor of cardiology said “blithely taking these drugs can potentially be more ha … Continued

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    Women’s Heart Symposium Featured in Local News

    Over one hundred women gathered at the William and Ida Friday Center on Saturday, February 22, for education and a discussion about cardiovascular health. The Sixth Annual Women’s Heart Symposium provided participants with the knowledge and resources to improve their health outcomes. They also learn from physicians and other providers how heart attack symptoms can be different fr … Continued

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    Six Medicine Faculty Recognized for Highly Cited Research

    The annual list of highly cited researchers from Thomson Reuters recognizes the most influential researchers of the past decade, demonstrated by the production of multiple highly-cited papers than rank in the top 1% by citations for field and year in Web of Science. In 2019, fewer than 6,300, or .1% of the world’s researchers, across 21 research fields, have earned this exclusive … Continued

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    Cavender Selected for ACC Leadership Academy

    Matthew Cavender, MD, MPH, assistant professor of medicine in the division of cardiology, has been selected for the Leadership Academy of the American College of Cardiology, a two year program launched in 2014 to address various leadership specific competencies that can ensure participants are highly qualified to lead in their respective organizations. Cavender joined UNC’s inter … Continued

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    Sixth Annual Women’s Heart Symposium

    Paula Miller, MD, professor of medicine in the division of cardiology, and director of the UNC Women’s Heart Program, will lead UNC’s sixth annual Women’s Heart Symposium on February 22, 2020. This free event provides hundreds of women with education and resources designed to improve outcomes in cardiovascular health. This annual event is made possible by donations to UNC Medicin … Continued

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    UNC Hypertension Clinic Becomes a Certified Comprehensive Hypertension Center

    The UNC Hypertension Clinic at Meadowmont has been awarded the American Heart Association’s Comprehensive Hypertension Center Certification to recognize the practice’s commitment to following proven, research-based treatment guidelines to care for people with complex or difficult-to-treat hypertension, or high blood pressure. “Nearly half of the American population over age 20 ha … Continued

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    Antiplatelet Therapy Study Named in Top 10 Advances in Genomic Medicine

    A recent study conducted by investigators from the UNC Department of Medicine and the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy was recognized as one of the top 10 advances in genomic medicine in 2019, as chosen by the NIH’s National Human Genome Research Institute’s Genomic Medicine Working Group (learn more from the CDC Office of Genomics and Precision Health blog). This study evaluated … Continued

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    Improving Cardiovascular Health of the Most Vulnerable

    Heart disease and stroke are major causes of pre-mature mortality and morbidity in North Carolina, and there are significant racial and geographic disparities in cardiovascular care, morbidity and mortality. A two-year pilot project led by Rick Stouffer, MD, shows how the cardiovascular health of the most vulnerable patients can be improved with free medications. Starting in 2016 … Continued