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Gut microbiome may be linked to high blood pressure and depression, UF Health researchers find

In the fight against high blood pressure and depression, there’s a new target being investigated by University of Florida Health researchers: gut bacteria. People with both conditions appear to have […]

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Dr. David Winchester

Podcast: An Academic Cardiologist Shares his Specialty

Dr. Dave Winchester talks about why he chose academic Cardiology, how Cardiology is changing, and why he enjoys what he does.

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UF cardiologist receives national award for research to improve women’s heart health

The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease, also known as WomenHeart, has honored Carl J. Pepine, M.D., MACC, a cardiologist and professor of medicine in the UF College of […]

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Physician hopes better health blossoms from new plant-based menu at UF Health Shands

Treatment of patients unfortunately is primarily focused on treatment with medications. We are trying to change the focus to lifestyle changes, which includes diet and exercise.

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The University of Florida’s Division of Cardiovascular Medicine is recognized as one of the leading cardiovascular programs in the United States. It has been regularly cited as one of the 50 top programs in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. This team of UF physicians, healthcare specialists, and scientists work together to deliver excellent patient care, as well as perform research and education to enhance the quality of heart treatments in the future.


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UF Health awarded membership to WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease

UF Health awarded membership to WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease

A recent survey by the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found that 45 percent of the women who participated did not realize heart disease was the leading cause […]

Aspirin therapy may not help patients with peripheral vascular disease, researchers find

Aspirin use may not provide cardiovascular benefits for patients who have peripheral vascular disease, an analysis by University of Florida Health researchers has found.

Innovation in Cardiovascular Surgery for Mitral Valve Disease

Robert Kuemmerlein suffered from progressively worsening shortness of breath, even when engaged in simple activities like walking to the mailbox or going up a few stairs. He also had trouble […]

TV20 Medical Spotlight – Dr. Sid Wayangankar – TAVR

Dr. Sid spoke with WCJB – TV20 to discuss TAVR, the innovation of the decade! Learn more by watching their interview.

Helping patients with heart failure find success – News+Notes Feature

The UF Health Cardiology heart failure team was featured in the February publication of News+Notes, highlighting the team approach used to treat patients.