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    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

  • Sidney C. Smith, Jr., MD

    Smith Co-Authors Article in JAMA Network Open

    Sidney C. Smith, Jr., MD, a professor in the division of cardiology is a co-author of an article published May 12 in JAMA Network Open. The article, “Evaluation of Between-County Disparities in Premature Mortality Due to Stroke in the US,” examines the differences in premature stroke mortality in terms of between-county disparity in the US, for deaths that occurred out of the str … Continued

  • Dr. Lindsey Rosman, UNC Cardiology

    Rosman Explains How Stress Could Be a Risk Factor For Stroke in Death of US Capitol Police Officer

    Experts are questioning the medical examiner’s ruling in U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick’s death during the Capitol riot. The medical examiners had not found any signs of blunt force trauma, but a stroke can follow a traumatic situation.

  • *Save the Date* 7th Annual Women’s Heart Symposium, April 15 – 16

    In North Carolina, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death among women, with heart disease and stroke accounting for more than a quarter of all deaths. Education can help reverse this trend and is the core component of the Women’s Heart Symposium.

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    Remembering Dr. James “Buddy” Harper

    The UNC School of Medicine community is saddened to share that former cardiology colleague and friend, James R. “Buddy” Harper, MD, passed away March 8, 2021, in Pinehurst, North Carolina. Update: Read Dr. Harper’s obituary in The Pilot. Dr. James R. “Buddy” Harper touched the lives of generations of Tar Heels, from patients and colleagues to students and friends. Kathy Huffman F … Continued

  • Dr. Lindsey Rosman, UNC Cardiology

    Dr. Lindsey Rosman interviewed about COVID and remote monitoring of cardiac devices by Everyday Health

    To slow the spread of the coronavirus, clinics and hospitals encouraged patients to use telemedicine with live-video appointments called video visits. If you have an implantable medical device, remote monitoring allows your healthcare team to monitor your heart health and the function of your cardiac device without you having to be physically present.

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    Heart Awareness Month, Highlighting Cardiovascular Services and One Mission

    Medicine’s cardiovascular specialists care for thousands of patients every year, in clinic and in hospital, focused on one mission–exceptional heart care for the people of North Carolina while advancing the science and clinical practice of cardiovascular medicine. Following is a look at service highlights. Women’s Heart Program The UNC Women’s Heart Program provides clinic couns … Continued