Heart Failure

Heart Failure

Damion Jones
April 15, 2024

The beat goes on for heart transplant recipient Damion Jones

Damion Jones, 31, was at work when he felt the pain in his stomach. He knew that something wasn’t right, but neither he nor his employer’s onsite clinic could pinpoint what was wrong. Next came shortness of breath. “I couldn’t walk up the hill at work without getting winded,” Jones said. “And I couldn’t get rid of my cough.” So began the odyssey that eventually brought Jones to UAB’s Comprehensive Transplant Institute (CTI).
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heart doctors talking to one another
November 2, 2022

Heart Failure

Heart failure is a condition in which the heart cannot keep up with its workload. In some cases the heart cannot fill up with enough blood, and in other cases it cannot pump blood to the rest of the body with enough force. Sometimes both problems are present. Heart failure develops over time and can […]
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patient having their blood pressure taken for World Hypertension Day
May 6, 2022

A Silent Killer: How High Blood Pressure Hurts the Body

Many people with high blood pressure (hypertension) don't know they have it. It causes damage slowly over a long period of time, often without noticeable symptoms, and it puts you at greater risks for developing life-changing and life-threatening medical conditions.
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Maria Shirey, Ph.D., MBA, RN, NEA-BC, ANEF, FACHE, FNAP, FAAN, and Connie White-Williams, Ph.D., RN, NE-BC, FAHA, FAAN
July 30, 2020

Faculty Lead Heart Failure Guidelines

Two University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing faculty, Associate Professor and Senior Director of the Center for Nursing Excellence at UAB Hospital and HRTSA Clinic Connie White-Williams, PhD, RN, NE-BC, FAHA, FAAN and Jane H. Brock–Florence Nightingale Endowed Professor and Associate Dean for Clinical and Global Partnerships Maria Shirey, PhD, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, ANEF, FACHE, FNAP, FAAN, are the lead and senior authors, respectively, on an American Heart Association statement paper designed to alert health care providers of the importance of social determinants of health for underserved patients with heart failure.
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Employees wearing red and standing in the shape of a heart
January 16, 2020

UAB Medicine Observes Heart Month 2020

February is American Heart Month, an annual observance designed to increase awareness about heart disease, which is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Each year, one in four deaths is caused by heart disease, according to the American Heart Association. Fortunately, almost 80 percent of heart disease cases can be prevented when people make healthier choices and manage their medical conditions.
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