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American Heart Association Archives

My Southern Health: Why young adults should pay more attention to heart health

May. 19, 2017—Here’s what you need to know to boost your heart health and reduce heart attack risk.

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Vanderbilt-led study shows high-salt diet decreases thirst, increases hunger

Apr. 18, 2017—Salted peanuts make you thirsty so you drink more: that’s bartender wisdom. While that may be true in the short-term, within 24 hours increasing salt consumption actually makes you less thirsty because your body starts to conserve and produce water.

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Clue to pulmonary hypertension

Apr. 13, 2017—Vanderbilt investigators have studied the relationship between race, cardiometabolic traits and pulmonary hypertension.

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VUMC joins cutting-edge obesity research network

Mar. 16, 2017—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is one of four centers receiving a $15 million, four-year research award from the American Heart Association (AHA) to provide cutting-edge research on obesity as part of its sixth Strategically Focused Research Network (SFRN).

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Mutation raises heart block risk

Mar. 3, 2017—A newly identified genetic risk factor for heart block after surgery may help guide the course of postoperative care.

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Researchers chart new informatics path in tracking disease risk

Feb. 23, 2017—In a study in Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics, Vanderbilt University’s Jonathan Mosley, M.D., Ph.D., and colleagues use genetic correlation to hitch together two unrelated sets of data, one from a longstanding epidemiological cohort and the other from electronic health records.

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Organ-on-a-chip mimics heart’s biomechanical properties

Feb. 22, 2017—Scientists at Vanderbilt University have created a three-dimensional organ-on-a-chip that can mimic the heart’s amazing biomechanical properties in order to study cardiac disease, develop heart drugs.

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Reducing antidepressants’ side effects

Nov. 23, 2016—Vanderbilt investigators have discovered how antidepressant medicines that block serotonin uptake can increase bleeding risk.

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2016 Greater Nashville Heart Walk

Oct. 20, 2016—The 2016 Greater Nashville Heart Walk drew 9,000 walkers to the VUMC campus Oct. 15.

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Motoring to the tips of the brush border

Oct. 6, 2016—New findings implicate a motor protein in the assembly of the brush border in the intestines and kidneys – a specialized surface that is critical for healthy organ function.

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Annual Heart Walk a special event for transplant patient

Oct. 6, 2016—On Aug. 4, 2014, Mary Thomas of Tullahoma biked 10 miles. Fourteen days later she received a life-saving heart transplant at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC).

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AHA hypertension council honors Robertson, Madhur

Sep. 15, 2016—Vanderbilt’s David Robertson, M.D., and Meena Madhur, M.D., Ph.D., were recognized by the American Heart Association’s Council on Hypertension during the annual Council on Hypertension Scientific Sessions meeting in Orlando this week.

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