A new coverage decision on Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) was issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. CMMS uses data and the current literature to formulate decisions. Three UNC Cardiology papers (lead author Dr. Sameer Arora) were cited in this national coverage decision for TAVR, demonstrating the impact UNC’s Division of Cardiology … Continued
Sameer Arora, MD, a Cardiovascular Disease Fellow currently pursuing an MPH in Epidemiology, has been chosen for the Department of Epidemiology Travel Award by the UNC Gillings School of Public Health for his work investigating the epidemiology and current management patterns of ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction in India. He is scheduled to travel to India later … Continued
A McAllister team from Li Qian’s Lab has published new research in Cell Stem Cell that holds promise to “mend a broken heart” by describing how to directly reprogram human fibroblasts into cardiomyocytes. The research described in the paper, “Single Cell Transcriptomic Analyses of Cell Fate Transitions during Human Cardiac Reprogramming”, is the first to … Continued
The 2017 ACC-AHA Hypertension Guideline proposes a new definition of hypertension, and advocates lower blood pressure treatment thresholds and goals for many individuals with high blood pressure. As a result, more elderly patients are diagnosed with hypertension and are treated more aggressively with medications. Drs. Voora and Hinderliter will discuss the pros and cons of … Continued
A $1.9 Million NIH grant will enable new studies of alpha-1-adrenergic receptors in the heart. Dr. Brian Colwell Jensen, an associate professor in the division of cardiology and the department of pharmacology, will serve as principal investigator for research that considers how metabolic alterations provide cardioprotection.