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    UNC First to Earn Transcatheter Valve Certification (TAVR) in North Carolina

    The UNC Medical Center Heart Valve Clinic is the first TAVR center in North Carolina to become an American College of Cardiology (ACC) Certified TAVR Center of Excellence. TAVR (transcatheter aortic valve replacement) is a procedure to treat aortic stenosis, a type of heart valve disease, that does not require open-heart surgery. In 2019, the ACC began to offer TAVR certification … Continued

  • Fellows Match to the Department of Medicine

    While the pandemic made this year particularly challenging for fellowship recruitment efforts and interviews, a series of videos showing each program’s strengths was a creative solution, introducing viewers to faculty and current fellows, with a brief glimpse into what it might be like to join the program. And although it was impossible to replicate the experience of visiting in- … Continued

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    Recent Papers Published By the Division of Cardiology

    Following is a list of cardiology authors and their recently published papers: Lindsey Rosman, PhD, and Anil Gehi, MD, published “When Smartwatches Contribute to Health Anxiety in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation” in the Cardiovascular Digital Health Journal. Lindsey Rosman, PhD, and Anil Gehi, MD, also published “How to stay healthy and manage stress if you have a heart rhythm … Continued

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    Cardiology Team Publishes Case For Loeffler Endocarditis

    Brian P. Kelley, MD, an internal medicine resident, Casey Gazda, MD, a fellow in cardiology, and Joseph A. Siyak, MD, assistant professor in cardiology, published “Loeffler Endocarditis as a Manifestation of Paraneoplastic Hypereosinophilia” in a recent issue of CASE, Cardiovascular Imaging Case. Eosinophilic myocarditis (EM) represents a rare spectrum of heart disease that remai … Continued

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    Care Across the Lifespan: Introducing an ‘Inpatient Cardiology Consult for Adult Congenital Heart Disease’

    The new ‘Inpatient Cardiology Consult for Adult Congenital Heart Disease’ will follow patients with congenital defects and lead all inclusive care. UNC cardiologists ask that consults be made within 24 hours of admission. Coordinator Lunise Benjamin, DNP, NP-C, will be the main point of contact for the new program. As medical care and treatments advance, babies and children with … Continued

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    UNC Medical Center Launches New Therapy For Heart Failure in First For the Carolinas

    WRAL Tech Wire reports people dealing with heart failure and no longer adequately responding to medications have a new option to improve quality of life: Cardiaccontractility modulation, or CCM. The treatment is now available through UNC Medical Center, having been utilized recently for the first time in the Carolinas. “CCM therapy is a therapeutic option for heart failure patien … Continued

  • Sidney Smith, MD, and Myron Cohen, MD

    Smith, Cohen Recognized in Clarivate’s 2020 list of Highly Cited Researchers

    Sidney Smith, MD, and Myron Cohen, MD, have been recognized in Clarivate’s 2020 list of Highly Cited Researchers™.  Altogether the list includes 20 UNC School of Medicine and 16 UNC Chapel Hill researchers who have demonstrated significant influence in their chosen field or fields through the publication of multiple highly cited papers during the last decade. Their names were dra … Continued

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    UNC Medical Center Implants 100th WATCHMAN Device

    A multidisciplinary team of interventionalists, electrophysiologists, and cardiac imaging specialists in the division of cardiology implanted the 100th WATCHMAN device on September 16. Atrial fibrillation (AF), the most common cardiac dysrhythmia, is associated with a high risk for stroke in many patients. To reduce this risk, many patients are prescribed anticoagulant medication … Continued

  • Diuresis Clinic Receives Quality and Safety Award After Starting As VCAG Initiative Three Years Ago

    Heart failure has always had one of the highest readmission rates of any condition and approximately 80% of patients presenting to the ED with heart failure are admitted. These are costly encounters and historically, patients have had few alternatives when their oral diuretic regimens fail. The Outpatient Diuresis Clinic at UNC Meadowmont Heart and Vascular Center was designed to … Continued

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    UNC Researchers Find Increase In Comorbidities Among Hospitalized Patients With Heart Failure

    Patricia Pat-Yue Chang, MD, MHS, associate professor in the division of cardiology, and Sameer Arora, MD, MPH, fellow in the division of cardiology, are co-authors of a study that shows an increase in comorbidities and mortality risk among hospitalized patients with acute decompensated HFpEF and HFrEF. The study published in the journal Circulation looks at temporal trends in the … Continued