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Sarah Waters, RN, MSN, ANP-BC

Heart Failure Nurse Practitioner, Division of Cardiology

Specialty Areas: Heart failure, including advanced heart failure therapies (cardiac transplant, LVAD, and palliative inotrope)

Chronology: RN diploma: British Columbia Institute of Technology, 2003; RN: UNC Health Care, Telemetry/Intermediate Cardiac Care unit, 2003-2008; RN: UNC Health Care, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, 2008-2010; MSN and ANP: University of North Carolina, 2009; Heart Failure Nurse Practitioner: UNC Health Care, 2010-present.

As an advanced practice provider, Sarah Waters is an integral member the heart failure medical team, treating patients needing inpatient and outpatient care. She is an expert in palliative care and inotropic therapy. Sarah directs the transition of care for heart failure patients following inpatient procedures and during outpatient management of heart failure symptoms and therapies. Her research focus is on the socioeconomic status and outcomes in LVAD patients as well as the correlation between depression and heart failure.

Selected Bibliography and Presentations:

Acute Heart Failure: Pearls for the First Posthospitalization Clinic Visit. Waters SB, Giblin EM. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners. 2019 Jan;15(1): 80-86.

Oral abstract presentation at ISHLT (International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation) 2016, “Socioeconomic status and outcomes in LVAD patients.”

Effects of an accelerated intravenous iron regimen in hospitalized patients with advanced heart failure and iron deficiency. Reed BN, Blair EA, Thudium EM, Waters SB, Sueta CA, Jensen BC, Rodgers JE. Pharmacotherapy. 2015 Jan;35(1):64-71. doi: 10.1002/phar.1525. Epub 2014 Dec 29.

Advanced therapies for end-stage heart failure. Katz JN, Waters SB, Hollis IB, Chang PP. Curr Cardiol Rev. 2015;11(1):63-72. Review.