Researchers say a new cholesterol-lowering drug is showing promise. A study published in the online New England Journal of Medicine says evolocumab, which has the brand name Repatha, works differently than common cholesterol drugs such as Lipitor by blocking harmful protein in the liver. The liver is able to work harder on removing harmful LDLRead More


Dr. George Adams, an interventional cardiologist with North Carolina Heart and Vascular, successfully treated a patient having an acute myocardial infarction (AMI) with the Aspire Mechanical Thrombectomy System. The patient presented with chest pain, nausea and shortness of breath. An angiogram was performed and showed a long segment of thrombus occluding the ramus intermedius, aRead More


Five years after he was clinically dead for more than an hour, North Raleigh man continues his journey. By Mechelle Hankerson mhankerson@newsobserver.com – February 23, 2015 Ray Paquette, above, went into cardiac arrest and was clinically dead for an hour and 20 minutes five years ago. Now, he is back to his usual routine, goingRead More


The holiday season is upon us and many Americans will be gathering for parties, large meals and family gatherings over the next few weeks. Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas and New Years often involve the consumption of excessive food and alcohol. These indulgences can result in both temporary and permanent negative health effects. One commonly described syndromeRead More


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