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


Supervised exercise, nutrition education and psychological support help patients get back to normal life. Beyond the 12-week program, many patients, like Janice Shreck, 61, want more. “Unless you know about your heart, you can’t take care of your heart,” Rex cardiologist Dr. Deepak Pasi said. That’s the focus of the Rex chapter of Mended HeartsRead More


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