Advanced Hemodynamics

Cardiovascular hemodynamics measures blood pressures and flow within the heart. Information from these measurements enables the physician to make an accurate diagnosis of cardiac conditions, and to understand how the heart is dealing with previously-diagnosed conditions.

One important advantage UNC gains through its use of advanced hemodynamics is the ability to distinguish between those patients who benefit more from coronary bypass surgery, versus those who can be adequately treated with the less-invasive placement of an intracoronary stent. Hemodynamics at UNC is used to assess several cardiovascular conditions, including valvular heart disease, damaged heart muscles (cardiomyopathies), thickened heart muscles (hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy), and congenital heart disease.

Dr. George Stouffer, Director of Invasive Cardiology at UNC, is the author of a textbook on the subject: “Cardiovascular Hemodynamics for the Clinician.”


George Stouffer, MD
Larry Klein, MD
David Tate, MD
Patty Chang, MD
Sid Smith, MD

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Call the Heart & Vascular Center referral line at 866-862-4327 to find specialists, make an appointment or learn more about preventing heart disease.

Open Access is a new physician referral service, created by the UNC Center for Heart & Vascular Care, which coordinates all admissions and transfers through a single phone call and guarantees immediate acceptance for patients. Please contact us to learn more or call 866-862-4327.

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