Author: Kathy Whitney
Nov. 12, 2015—Ray Harris, M.D., has been elected president of the American Society of Nephrology during the society’s annual meeting, ASN Kidney Week 2015, in San Diego.
Nov. 5, 2015—People with high fitness levels in midlife have significantly lower annual health care costs after age 65 than people with low fitness in midlife, after adjusting for cardiovascular risk factors, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC).
Oct. 29, 2015—Howard Baum, M.D., assistant professor of Medicine in the Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, has been elected vice president (physician-in-practice) of The Endocrine Society.
Oct. 21, 2015—As part of its ongoing commitment to provide excellent care for heart failure patients in Tennessee and the Southeastern U.S., Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute recently became the first medical center in the state to implant the HeartMate 3, a novel mechanical circulatory support device. Vanderbilt Heart is currently one of 60 select centers chosen...
Oct. 15, 2015—Ashish Shah, M.D., has joined Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute (VHVI) as director of Heart Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support.
Oct. 15, 2015—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is hosting the first Global Cardio-Oncology Summit on Oct. 15-16, at the Hilton Nashville. The summit models a leading edge, interdisciplinary approach to cardio-oncology.
Oct. 8, 2015—The first study to suggest that major depressive disorder (MDD) is an independent risk factor for heart failure in HIV-positive adults has been published in Circulation.
Sep. 24, 2015—Vanderbilt is embarking on a multi-disciplinary approach to understand how promising cancer treatments, specifically certain kinase inhibitors, affect the heart and kidneys.
Sep. 17, 2015—The initial results of a landmark clinical trial sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) indicate lowering systolic blood pressure below a commonly recommended target significantly reduces rates of cardiovascular events and lowers risk of death in a group of adults 50 years and older.
Sep. 17, 2015—In April 1986 Bonnie Davis of Mt. Pleasant, Tennessee, became the first female patient to receive a heart transplant at Vanderbilt University Hospital. On Oct. 3, she will return to campus to participate in the Greater Nashville Heart Walk.
Sep. 10, 2015—Joshua Beckman, M.D., MSc., previously a faculty member at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, has been named director of Vanderbilt’s newly formed Section of Vascular Medicine within the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine.
Aug. 20, 2015—For patients with heart failure, changes in pulmonary artery (PA) pressures are an early indication that their condition is worsening, even before they notice symptoms such as shortness of breath or weight gain.