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Safe Carotid Stenting

Saturday’s News & Observer included an Associated Press article about the usage of stents to open blocked carotid arteries.  Wake Heart & Vascular Associates’ Drs. Ravish Sachar and Matt Hook were very involved in the study described in the story. For the study, they examined the safety of using stents in carotid arteries. Stents have long been used to fix […]

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Holiday Heart

According to data collected by the National Center for Health Statistics, more people have heart attacks around the holidays than any other time of the year. The reasons for this doctors postulate are many including holiday stress, loneliness, skipped doctor’s appointments, lack of exercise, poor diet and especially binge drinking, which all can cause a […]

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30 Years of Cardiac Care

Recently Raleigh Cardiology Associates celebrated its 30th anniversary in the WakeMed Heart Center Conference Center.  To mark this occasion, I interviewed Dr. Mark Leithe, cardiologist with Raleigh Cardiology Associates, for his perspective on cardiovascular care in Wake County and how far it has progressed since 1979. First and foremost, we have seen a precipitous drop […]

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A Sweet Heart

Dr. Joel Schneider, a cardiologist with Wake Heart & Vascular Associates, recently received a pleasant surprise from his patient, Gloria Whitley of Nashville, NC.  Whitley presented Dr. Schneider with a sweet potato in the shape of an anatomically correct heart! “When I gave it to Dr. Schneider, his eyes lit up like a Christmas tree,” […]

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