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American Heart Association Archives

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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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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