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American Heart Association Archives

‘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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Rhythm response tied to gene variant

Jun. 21, 2013—A genetic variant that increases risk for atrial fibrillation also impacts the response to a common therapy for the heart rhythm disorder.

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Preventing hardened heart valves

Dec. 26, 2012—Blocking a serotonin receptor may provide a novel therapy for heart valve disease.

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Green tea for failing hearts?

Nov. 16, 2012—The main antioxidant compound in green tea increases contractile force in isolated heart cells, suggesting it may be useful in heart failure.

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Teams, walkers ready to show support for Nashville Heart Walk

Oct. 4, 2012—The American Heart Association's 2012 Nashville Heart Walk is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 6.

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VUSM students land Heart Association scholarships

Sep. 20, 2012—Two Vanderbilt University School of Medicine students have been selected to receive the American Heart Association’s Student Scholarship in Cerebrovascular Disease and Stroke.

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New song, video set to help pump up Heart Walk awareness

Sep. 13, 2012—At the inaugural Heart Walk Pep Rally last week, the Vanderbilt Heart Sounds introduced this year’s song, an original composition titled “Walk the Walk,” written by Cardiac Surgery administrative assistant Kurt Eger and cardiologist Mark Glazer, M.D.

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Raise awareness, win prizes at heart walk

Aug. 13, 2012—Did you know … … that one in three people will die from heart disease? … that every 45 seconds, someone in America has a stroke – a total of more than three-quarters of a million people each year? … that more than 60 percent of adults in Tennessee are considered overweight? … that Vanderbilt...

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Join the Nashville Heart Walk and win big

Aug. 6, 2012—The Annual Nashville Heart Walkwill be held on Saturday, Oct. 6, at Vanderbilt. Last year, Vanderbilt raised $254,000 to support the cause and was one of the top organizations in the country for the American Heart Association! This year Vanderbilt faculty and staff can not only make a big difference for the cause, but improve...

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Intestinal artillery launches anti-bacterial attack

May. 14, 2012—The epithelial cells that line the intestines have a newly discovered mechanism for protecting us against microbes: they fire anti-bacterial "bullets" into the gut.

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