Cardiology http://wunc.org en Program Aims To Put Defibrillators In Churches http://wunc.org/post/program-aims-put-defibrillators-churches <p>Several state organizations are banding together give churches the tools to save lives.<br><br><strong>Gurnal Scott:</strong> State Representative Becky Carney of Charlotte will never forget April 2nd, 2009, the day a portable defibrillator revived her after a near-fatal heart attack at the General Assembly<br><br><strong>Rep. Becky Carney:</strong> One story can propel a great movement within a community.<br> Wed, 08 Aug 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Gurnal Scott 1946 at http://wunc.org Hospital Implanting New Heart Device http://wunc.org/post/hospital-implanting-new-heart-device <p>One North Carolina hospital is using a new device to help patients who have congestive heart failure.</p><p>Wake Forest Baptist health is the first hospital in the state implanting the dual ventricular lead. In laymans terms it’s a more advanced pacemaker. The small device will help hearts pump more blood and with a better rhythm. Dr. Glenn Brammer is a Cardiac Electro Physiologist. He says this device also has 10 internal vectors that allow physicians options after the procedure.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Tue, 13 Dec 2011 11:25:00 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 7121 at http://wunc.org Duke Study Suggests Infant Screening for Heart Disease http://wunc.org/post/duke-study-suggests-infant-screening-heart-disease <p>Duke University researchers are recommending a simple test to determine whether newborns have a serious health concern. About one percent of all babies are born with congenital heart disease. But spotting the problem early can be difficult. Doctor Alex Kemper is an associate professor of pediatrics at Duke. He says there is an easy way to help pinpoint the problem.<br> Mon, 22 Aug 2011 12:00:00 +0000 Eric Hodge 8215 at http://wunc.org Triangle A Hub For Comparative Effectiveness Research http://wunc.org/post/triangle-hub-comparative-effectiveness-research <p></p><p></p> Thu, 17 Feb 2011 10:00:00 +0000 Rose Hoban 10154 at http://wunc.org Duke Study Finds Overuse Of Internal Defibrillators http://wunc.org/post/duke-study-finds-overuse-internal-defibrillators <p></p><p></p><p>Too many cardiac patients are getting internal defibrillators when they don't need them - that's the result of new research from Duke. Wed, 05 Jan 2011 10:00:00 +0000 Rose Hoban 11351 at http://wunc.org Duke Study Finds Overuse Of Internal Defibrillators