Carolinas Rehabilitation Resources

Shining a Light on Depression Among African American Stroke Survivors

Stroke disproportionately affects African Americans in many ways, but the impact of poststroke depression (PSD) has been unclear. This first-ever study gives us a better understanding of the prevalence of PSD among African Americans and its effect on recovery.

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Clarifying the Link Between Traumatic Brain Injury and Suicidality

Physicians treating traumatic brain injury (TBI) need to be aware of patients with elevated levels of suicidal thoughts. But severe extracranial injuries may pose an even greater risk than TBI for increased suicidal ideation. Explore the research behind these findings.

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A Game-Changing Method for Identifying Parkinson's Disease

Identifying people potentially at risk for developing Parkinson’s disease may now be possible even years before symptoms begin. The clue is found in patients’ saliva.

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Levine Cancer Institute Resources

Levine Cancer Institute receives Planetree recognition

Carolinas HealthCare System's Levine Cancer Institute is the first cancer network named a Planetree Patient-Centered Organization. Learn how we earned it.

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Redesigning the Delivery of Specialty Care Within Newly Formed Hospital Networks

This article briefly reviews the frequently described approach of centralizing specialty services and then uses the story of Carolinas HealthCare System to describe an emerging alternative strategy of decentralizing specialty services. Show/hide full abstract

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Progress in Plasma Cell Disorders

The management of multiple myeloma (MM) has seen a drastic change over the last 15 years. Learn more about the progress Levine Cancer Institute has made.

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Chronic neutrophilic leukemia in a child with aCSF3RT618I germ line mutation

Chronic neutrophilic leukemia (CNL) is a rare myeloproliferativeneoplasm characterized by sustained elevation of neutrophil count,splenomegaly, and poor prognosis. Activating mutations in the colony-stimulating factor 3 receptor (CSF3R), also known as the granulocytecolony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) receptor, have recently been identified in 80% of patients studied with CNL. Show/hide full abstract

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Levine Children's Hospital Resources

Pediatric Heart Care

Caring for minor heart murmurs to complex heart defects, our multidisciplinary team of physicians provides seamless cardiology carefrom before birth through adulthood. We specialize in neonatal cardiac surgery for newborns, pediatric cardiac surgery, heart transplantation and adult congenital surgery. And our team uses the most advanced technology to evaluate, diagnose, treat and manage your patient's heart condition. Show/hide full abstract

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Carolinas HealthCare System Pediatric Surgery

At Carolinas HealthCare System, our pediatric surgeons utilize the latest in minimally invasive and one-stage techniques, caring for newborns, children and adolescents. Practicing at Levine Children's Hospital in Charlotte and Jeff Gordon Children's Hospital in Concord, our pediatric surgeons provide expertise in fetal and neonatal care, trauma and pediatric oncology. Show/hide full abstract

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Pediatric and Adolescent Spine Program

Levine Children's Hospital offers a comprehensive program featuring multidisciplinary evaluation and management of spinal deformities in children.

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Going the extra mile for Kyler's new heart

Seven-year-old Kyler Bebber's heart had already given out three times and his family and doctors were very concerned that he may have a fourth sudden cardiac arrest.

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Neurosciences Institute Resources

Effect of Radiosurgery Alone vs Radiosurgery With Whole Brain Radiation Therapy on Cognitive Function in Patients With 1 to 3 Brain Metastases

Whole brain radiotherapy (WBRT) significantly improves tumor control in the brain after stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), yet because of its association with cognitive decline, its role in the treatment of patients with brain metastases remains controversial. Show/hide full abstract

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Charlotte doctors find less radiation best for treating certain brain cancers

Dr. Tony Asher and Dr. Stuart Burri, Charlotte doctors with Carolinas HealthCare System, are co-authors of a new study that shows some brain cancer patients can be treated effectively with a less toxic form of radiation that produces fewer memory problems and cognitive side effects. Show/hide full abstract

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Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute Resources

The Latest Trials for Mitral Regurgitation – Available Right Here

You may have heard of the FDA-approved MitraClip, but you might not know about some brand-new trials bringing even more treatment options to your patients with severe mitral regurgitation (MR). Learn the latest on MR. Show/hide full abstract

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PFO and Cryptogenic Stroke: New Clarity on Reducing Risk

After years of debate, results of three trials confirm the benefit of closing a patent foramen ovale (PFO) in selected stroke patients in order to prevent a recurrent stroke.  Learn the latest on PFO and stroke.

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Management of Subclavian Vein Thrombosis With Mechanical Thrombectomy

Read a case description of a young athlete treated with mechanical thrombectomy and low-dose thrombolytics in a single session.

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Why Build an Aortic Center?

Learn more about the goals, requirements and numerous benefits of developing an aortic center.

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Indigo® Mechanical Thrombectomy System for Thromboembolic Disease

Hear experts within the endovascular community share their experiences with and perspectives on clot management protocols and the risks and benefits of the various available treatment options. Show/hide full abstract

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A Complete Embolization System

As data on coil embolization become more robust, so must the tools and technology we use. Learn about new devices that are moving care forward.

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Examining EVAR’s Role in Rupture Care

In recent years, our ability to treat abdominal aortic aneurysms using endovascular repair (EVAR) has improved. Learn more about the advancements clinicians have made in the field.

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Video: TAVR vs Surgery: The Latest Research

Compared to traditional surgery, TAVR is emerging as a preferred therapy for intermediate-risk patients with severe aortic stenosis. Hear Dr. Hadley Wilson outline the latest studies.

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Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR): Is It for Everyone?

Wondering if TAVR is a treatment option for your aortic stenosis patient? Learn more about who's eligible for TAVR therapy.

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Inside Our Structural Heart Program

The physicians at Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute offer complete, advanced care for every structural and valve condition. From minimally invasive approaches to advanced catheter-based procedures like TAVR, explore our full range of heart valve disease care.

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Inside Our Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Program

With top outcomes and the region's only heart transplant center, Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute's heart failure and transplant program is among the best in the nation. Learn more about our expert team and our specialized care.

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Inside Our Vascular Program

From prevention to diagnosis to treatment, Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute's vascular medicine physicians offer the full range of specialized care. Explore our breakthrough care for treating aortic aneurysms – and much more.

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Transforming Heart Failure into Heart Success: Innovation & Outcomes

Get a closer look at Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute's nation-leading heart transplant care and outcomes.

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At a Glance: Vascular Surgery & Medicine

See the outcomes and offerings of one of the region's highest-volume vascular centers.

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Inside our Advanced Heart Rhythm Program

With a dedicated Center for Atrial Fibrillation and one of the nation's largest device clinics, our Advanced Heart Rhythm Program treats a wide array of arrhhythmias with epxerience and expertise. Explore our specialized care.

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At a Glance: Advanced Heart Rhythm Program

Get a quick look at our progam's care, from our forward-thinking treatments to our exceptional outcomes.

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At a Glance: Center for Aortic Disease

From a first-in-the-world aortic aneurysm treatment to nation-leading aortic repair volumes, get a look at our leading care.

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Minimally Invasive Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting

If your patient needs heart bypass surgery, we offer a minimally invasive option. Learn how you can lessen your patient's pain and recovery time with minimally invasive CABG, offered in our region only at Sanger.

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At a Glance: Center for Advanced Heart Valve Therapies

With a leading role in clinical trials and hundreds of TAVR cases under our belt, we're national leaders in treating valve and structural heart disease. Learn more about our unmatched expertise and outcomes.

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Video: A Look at Minimally Invasive CABG with Joseph McGinn

Watch as the Re-Evolution Summit interviews Joseph McGinn, pioneer of minimally invasive CABG.

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RENEW Clinical Trial Eases Chest Pain

Learn more about the stem cell therapy study that's giving heart disease patients a better quality of life.

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A Dangerous Blood Clot Almost Took Her Life – Here’s How ‘Code PE’ Saved It

Go inside Code PE, the special protocol developed by our doctors and staff to handle critical cases of pulmonary embolism.

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5 Minutes with Dr. Joseph McGinn

Learn more about the Sanger physician behind minimally invasive CABG.

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Heart Pumps: They’ve Advanced More Than You Think

Think heart pumps like the LVAD are still stuck in the past, causing major interruptions to your patient's everyday life? Think again.

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Minimally Invasive CABG: Shattering the Myths

Get the facts on minimally invasive CABG., from whether it works for multiple bypasses to how long it lasts.

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Cardiac Leads: When Should They Be Removed?

Patients are living longer with ICDs and pacemakers than ever before – which means their devices and leads are aging, too. Learn the most up-to-date indications for cardiac lead removal.

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A New Treatment Option for Type B Aortic Dissection

Learn more about TEVAR (thoracic endovascular aortic repair), a minimally invasive alternative to open surgery.

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New Advances in Mitral Valve Disease Treatment

We’ve seen a surge of innovation for less invasive mitral valve repair and replacement technology. But how do you know what’s right for your patient?

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Atrial Fibrillation: Medical Therapy or Ablation?

Your Afib patient is on medical therapy, but you wonder: Is that really their best option? We’re giving you the top 6 answers you need to help you decide when ablation is best.

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Advanced Heart Failure Care: When Should You Refer?

Patients treated by advanced heart failure programs have fewer complications, shorter hospital stays and better odds of a good outcome. But when is the right time to send your patients for specialized care?

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Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute: An Inside Look at Outcomes and Innovation

For more than 50 years, Carolinas HealthCare System's Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute has been committed to delivering world-class cardiovascular care and advancing new treatments. Today, that dedication has helped place us among the nation's best. Explore how our patient outcomes, innovative experts and breadth of specialties set us apart. Show/hide full abstract

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B. Hadley Wilson, MD, FACC, Elected Chair of ACC Board of Governors

B. Hadley Wilson, MD, FACC, has been elected chair of the American College of Cardiology Board of Governors and secretary of the Board of Trustees, the main governing body of the ACC, for 2017-2018. His term begins today as the ACC's 66th Annual Scientific Session comes to a close in Washington. Show/hide full abstract

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Results of the Valiant Mona LSA early feasibility study for descending thoracic aneurysms.

Participating in the United States Food and Drug Administration's new Innovation Pathway, this first-in-human, early feasibility study evaluates early clinical experience of the Valiant Mona LSA Stent Graft System in patients with DTAs where the proximal landing zone necessitates LSA coverage. Show/hide full abstract

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Considerations Beyond Anatomy to Best Manage Aortic Disease: The Benefits of EndoAnchors

Dr Arko discusses his approach to treating patients and how EndoAnchors fit into his treatment algorithm.

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Building a Comprehensive Aortic Center

Building a comprehensive aortic center presents a unique set of challenges to the delivery of cardiovascular care. Improving that quality of care should be the main goal of any comprehensive aortic program. Developing your institution's capabilities and reach is possible with a commitment to more efficient processes, improved data tracking and measurement, and training more effective teams. Show/hide full abstract

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Cardiologists Without Borders

Through the International Medical Outreach program, Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute is collaborating across borders to foster sustainable cardiovascular care and capabilities overseas.

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Surgery Resources

CMC's HPB Unit Earns a First in the U.S.

This summer, CMC's Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery Unit (HPB) was awarded a certificate for implementing an Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS) program, marking it the first and only U.S. center that has implemented specific guidelines that help patients recover quicker, receive more communications from their care team, and improve pain management, among other initiatives. Show/hide full abstract

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New Option for Partial Knee Replacement Now Available

New Option for Partial Knee Replacement Now Available [Abstract]: This September, we will be launching an advanced robotics-assisted technology used to perform partial knee arthroplasty. This is an excellent option, new to patients looking for less invasive partial knee replacement. Show/hide full abstract

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Department of Surgery Newsletter - Summer 2017

 

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The Orthopaedic Surgery Report

Our orthopaedic subspecialists and their support teams provide world-class care to our patients within one of the largest accountable healthcare systems in the country. Patient care volume was at an all-time high at Carolinas Medical Center, CMC-Mercy and across our integrated local and regional facilities, which comprise Carolinas HealthCare System. Show/hide full abstract

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