Author: Kathy Whitney
Dec. 26, 2013—Studies have indicated that death rates from heart attacks and stroke as well as non-heart-related causes spike during the holiday season. “It is not uncommon to see a heavier patient volume in the hospital during the Christmas and New Year’s period of time. Some years that’s true, but some years it’s quiet,” said cardiologist Keith...
Dec. 12, 2013—Michael Petracek, M.D., has been named chair of Vanderbilt’s Department of Cardiac Surgery.
Dec. 5, 2013—David Hall, M.D., has joined the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt as professor of Clinical Pediatrics and the director of the new Program for Children with Medically Complex Needs within the Division of Hospital Medicine.
Dec. 3, 2013—Robert D. Collins, M.D., professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, Emeritus, died Nov. 28. He was 85.
Nov. 21, 2013—Ahead of its move into new space on the fifth floor of the Critical Care Tower in February, the Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute has announced two key position changes.
Nov. 14, 2013—Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute is participating in a clinical trial to evaluate a medical device for the treatment of coronary artery disease.
Oct. 7, 2013—Thomas Wang was born in Boston, raised in Boston and educated in Boston. But Vanderbilt's emphasis on personalized medicine in both research and clinical implementation lured him to Nashville.
Oct. 3, 2013—While the Framingham Heart Study is often referenced throughout the halls of academia, few know its origin or can fully appreciate the contribution it has made to the understanding and prevention of cardiovascular disease.
Sep. 18, 2013—Efforts by the federal government to control the nation’s spiraling budget deficit, including sequestration that took effect on March 1, have created the potential for significant impact to Medicare’s long-standing support for graduate medical education and could limit the ability of the nation’s academic medical centers to care for patients and train the next generation of physicians, says Donald Brady, senior associate dean of Graduate Medical Education for Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
Sep. 17, 2013—Researchers at the Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute and Massachusetts General Hospital have identified a biomarker that can predict diabetes risk up to 10 years before onset of the disease.
Sep. 12, 2013—As a member of the Tune Town Show Chorus, 20-year-old Kyla Hallums was used to belting out songs and thought it strange when she became short of breath on Sept. 1.
Aug. 22, 2013—Cardiac surgeons recently performed Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute’s 100th ventricular assist device (VAD) implant.