Floyd Lawson and Andrew Edwards, M.D.
June 5, 2024

CPR and AED save life of gym regular with help from UAB physician

For Floyd Lawson, it started off as a normal weekend workout at his local YMCA branch. A veteran, husband, grandfather and gym regular, Lawson usually spends two hours or so at the gym doing cardio, stretching, lifting weights and then a visit to the steam room. To say he is active and in good health is an understatement.
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new TAVR system to treat aortic stenosis
May 14, 2024

UAB among leaders in using new TAVR system to treat aortic stenosis

This week, a structural heart team composed of interventional cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Cardiovascular Institute were among the first in the world to complete the first valve-in-valve procedure using a new transcatheter aortic valve replacement system.
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May 7, 2024

Heart transplants gave mother and daughter a second chance at life

People who have received transplants understand that organ transplantation offers a second chance at life. UAB Medicine patients Lucy Emonina and her daughter, Ovuke’ McCoy, share that understanding in a deeper way. They both were born with a serious heart condition and later received heart transplants. Since then, mother and daughter have enjoyed active lives, sharing their stories in various ways and serving as ambassadors for heart health and organ donation awareness.
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Woman doctor check a female patients heart health
March 20, 2024

UAB Cardiovascular Institute reintroduces Women’s Heart Health Program, open for new patients

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States, accounting for about one in every five deaths. Over 60 million women in the United States are living with heart disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In an effort to curb heart disease and stroke rates, cardiologists at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Cardiovascular Institute have relaunched the Women’s Heart Health Program.
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pulsed-field ablation to treat atrial fibrillation
March 15, 2024

UAB leads state and nation in utilizing innovative technology to lower atrial fibrillation complications

Electrophysiologists at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Cardiovascular Institute are among the first in the nation to use pulsed-field ablation to treat atrial fibrillation. According to Tom McElderry, M.D., an associate professor of medicine in the UAB Division of Cardiovascular Disease, this novel therapy uses fast, high-energy electrical pulses to ablate pulmonary veins and atrial tissue safely and effectively.
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Advanced Practice Providers Lisa Findley, CRNP, DNP, Lindsay Howard, CRNP, and Amy McElderry, CRNP Earn ACC Certification
March 6, 2024

APPs Earn ACC Certification

Cardiovascular Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) Lisa Findley, CRNP, DNP, Lindsay Howard, CRNP, and Amy McElderry, CRNP, earned the American College of Cardiology’s (ACC) Cardiovascular Knowledge Certification which demonstrates their professional commitment to cardiovascular excellence and clinical knowledge.
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Sarah Hazen with golf cart
February 28, 2024

Senior golfer reclaims the greens at 86 after successful TAVR procedure

Vibrant. Active. Energetic. Sarah Hazen’s loved ones use these three words to describe her. At 85 years old, Hazen spent her time swinging her clubs at golf courses all over Alabama. If she was not on the links, friends and family might find her traveling across state lines to visit her grandchildren or spending time at the beach.
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Bill Wingate with family
February 27, 2024

UAB patient shares inspiring story of living with congenital heart disease to offer hope

Throughout the course of his life, University of Alabama at Birmingham patient Bill Wingate has had four open heart surgeries, seven heart valve replacements and multiple heart catheterizations. Wingate is one of the estimated 2 million people living with a congenital heart defect, and this Heart Month, Wingate is using his story to inspire others.
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Joy Marsh and Rebecca Burke
February 22, 2024

UAB Medicine employee saved after suffering a heart attack at work

UAB Medicine employees work together daily to save lives, and sometimes it’s for one of their own. This was the case with Joy Marsh, an administrative support specialist at the UAB Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics Lab, who suffered a heart attack shortly after arriving at work in November 2023. Her coworkers helped transport her to the UAB Emergency Department, then a surgery and cardiology team inserted a tiny tube called a stent to reopen a section of artery that was 100% blocked.
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heart healthy
February 20, 2024

Heart health diet tips: Insights from UAB expert for optimal heart health

February is American Heart Month, but heart health is important all year round. Elizabeth Jackson, M.D., a cardiologist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Cardiovascular Institute, says making small lifestyle changes can reduce the risk of heart disease and the use of medications to regulate health.
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Brooke Miley Lillie and Adam Lillie holding their daughter Lauren Lillie
February 7, 2024

Remarkable heart and kidney transplant patient overcomes odds to give birth at UAB Hospital

In August of 1995, the Miley family found themselves in a hospital room celebrating the arrival of their newest addition, a baby girl named Brooke. A year later, the family was back in the hospital for a different reason. Brooke had restrictive cardiomyopathy, a life-threatening condition that the hospital could not treat. The Mississippi family […]
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UAB anesthesiologist in Peru
January 25, 2024

UAB anesthesiologist and colleagues visit Peru to work on complex pediatric cases and share expertise

Small teams of UAB Medicine cardiologists, surgeons, anesthesiologists, perfusionists, and nurses are making a positive difference in South America, where they volunteer to share their expertise in complex pediatric heart disease and defects with local doctors.
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