The Sanger Report is a quarterly publication featuring clinical updates, news and best practices from the physicians of Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute.
Fall 2012 | Vol. 3 | Issue 3 - Download (PDF) 1.1mb
A Congenital Heart Program for Our Region
Benjamin Peeler, MD
In this issue of The Sanger Report, we’re providing an overview of the Adult and Pediatric Congenital Heart Program at Levine Children’s Hospital and Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute. In coming months, we’ll provide detailed information about the services, physicians and teams that define us. We will share with you outcomes data and education on emerging technologies and introduce you to newly hired specialists who can care for your patients, should they need our services. As you consider our program and wish to learn more, contact me at email@example.com or 704-381-3916. Read More...
A New Age of Care for Atrial Fibrillation
The Atrial Fibrillation Center provides state of-the-art care to patients who have been diagnosed with atrial fibrillation (AF). AF is a common cardiac arrhythmia, affecting more than 2.2 million people in the United States. Symptoms vary among individuals and the best treatment for AF will depend on the patient's needs. Treatment options range from nticoagulation therapy with aspirin to more complex procedures such as catheter-based left atrial fibrillation or surgical ablation. Read More...
Investigational Stem-Cell Therapy to Treat Chronic Angina
Glen Kowalchuk, MD
Carolinas medical center is one of only 50 centers nationwide selected to enroll for the RENEW trial, investigating the efficacy of stem cells for the treatment of chronic myocardial ischemia (CMI). This is an exciting study and one of a few exploring regenerative medicine for the advancement of cardiovascular care. Stem cells have shown promise in several therapeutic areas. We’re committed to investigating new therapies and technologies for patients with limited treatment options. Read More...
A Culture of Excellence
Paul Colavita, MD
When asked to describe our culture,several physicians characterize Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute as a culture of excellence. We practice in a unique environment comprised of the most talented cardiovascular specialists integrated into one team spanning across the region. Expertise is the foundation of our camaraderie. It’s the expertise of our physicians and our extended care team that have created the niche programs and care pathways that deliver the right care to all of our patients.. Read More...
Helping Perform Belize’s First Open Heart Surgery
On July 16, physicians from the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH), in Belize City, Belize, and Carolinas HealthCare System's (CHS) Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute performed the country's first open heart surgery. Read More...