Author: Kathy Whitney
Sep. 18, 2014—Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute is participating in a global clinical trial to test the safety and efficacy of the world’s smallest pacemaker.
Sep. 17, 2014—Rivka Ihejirika is a third-year medical student from Los Angeles. She is the recipient of the Cornelius Vanderbilt Scholarship and the James Edward Holloran Scholarship, established by the Class of 1980.
Sep. 11, 2014—The 2014 Greater Nashville Heart Walk will take place on Vanderbilt’s campus on Saturday, Oct. 4.
Sep. 4, 2014—Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital (VSRH) is now offering hemodialysis for its patients, eliminating the need to transport them off site for treatment.
Aug. 21, 2014—Vanderbilt employee Drew Casey, 27, was at home when he began to experience shortness of breath. Thinking it might be a panic attack, his wife, Katie, called 911, and an ambulance took Casey to the Emergency Department, where he progressed very suddenly to circulatory failure and shock.
Aug. 7, 2014—Researchers in Vanderbilt’s Division of Nephrology conducted a Phase 3 clinical trial to test the safety and efficacy of a new drug to treat patients with end-stage renal disease.
Jul. 10, 2014—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is one of four institutions that are part of a new research network aimed at preventing heart disease and stroke, the two leading causes of death in the world.
Jun. 26, 2014—Vanderbilt investigators have demonstrated in two studies that metformin-based treatments delay the onset and progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD) compared with other treatments for diabetes.
Jun. 19, 2014—Keith Churchwell, M.D., executive director and chief medical officer of the Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute, spoke at last week’s Town Hall, a quarterly gathering of Vanderbilt Heart faculty and staff. Churchwell announced that Vanderbilt Heart – Shelbyville has moved into new office space and that a new outreach clinic has opened in Collinwood, Tennessee....
May. 29, 2014—Kidney disease is the eighth most common cause of death in the United States and affects more than 20 million people, yet many people don’t know they have kidney disease because it often develops very slowly and with minimal symptoms. For this reason, kidney disease is often referred to as a silent killer.
May. 22, 2014—Whether it’s former classmates or perfect strangers coming together to support a great cause, there is no denying that there is strength in numbers.
May. 8, 2014—Thanks to advances in technology, heart patients with ventricular assist devices (VADs) are able to travel with greater frequency.