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American Heart Association Archives

Atrial disease and hypertension links

Dec. 18, 2014—New findings suggest that misfolded proteins accumulate in the heart atria, particularly in patients with hypertension, and may contribute to atrial heart disease.

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VU study reveals factor’s new role in cell division, migration

Oct. 30, 2014—Vanderbilt University investigators have discovered a new molecular mechanism that regulates microtubule dynamics. The unexpected finding, reported in Developmental Cell, has implications for cancer drug discovery.

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Study finds coronary arteries hold heart-regenerating cells

Aug. 20, 2014—Endothelial cells residing in the coronary arteries can function as cardiac stem cells to produce new heart muscle tissue, Vanderbilt University investigators have discovered.

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AHA grant creates coalition to prevent heart disease, stroke

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.

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Stroke Center’s care quality efforts recognized

Mar. 6, 2014—The Vanderbilt Stroke Center has once again struck gold, receiving top honors from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association.

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Baby hearts need rhythm to develop correctly

Feb. 18, 2014—The mechanical forces generated by the rhythmic expansion and contraction of cardiac muscle cells play an active role in the initial stage of heart valve formation.

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Health Plus hosts heart health activities all month long

Jan. 30, 2014—February is National Heart Month and Health Plus is hosting several events for faculty and staff.

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Is healthy obesity possible?

Jan. 29, 2014—It might be possible to generate a “metabolically healthy” state of obesity by targeting signaling pathways that improve insulin sensitivity.

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Vanderbilt lands American Heart Association award

Sep. 19, 2013—For the sixth consecutive year, Vanderbilt was recently recognized by the American Heart Association (AHA) with its Platinum Level Fit-friendly Worksite Award.

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‘Yo-yo dieting’ inflames fat tissue

Aug. 9, 2013—Gaining and losing weight during “yo-yo dieting” may contribute to an exaggerated immune response in fat tissue that increases metabolic dysfunction more than steady weight gain alone.

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Team Vanderbilt to serve as information portal for local walks, races

Aug. 2, 2013—Nashville is home to hundreds of charitable walks, runs and rides. Team Vanderbilt will serve as a one-stop recruitment and information portal for events affiliated with Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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VU Stroke Center attains new level of certification

Jul. 24, 2013—The Vanderbilt Stroke and Cerebrovascular Service has received advanced certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, one of only four in Tennessee.

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