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    Heart repair factor

    A signaling factor called Wnt10b is a novel target for optimizing cardiac repair after a heart attack. Read More

    Sep 17, 2015

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    VU first to offer new implantable defibrillator

    Vanderbilt is the first hospital in Tennessee to use a new subcutaneous implantable defibrillator (S-ICD) to treat patients at risk for sudden cardiac arrest. Read More

    Mar 20, 2014

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    Preventing hardened heart valves

    Blocking a serotonin receptor may provide a novel therapy for heart valve disease. Read More

    Dec 26, 2012

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    VUMC to launch live video chat series Nov. 9

    Jim Jirjis (Vanderbilt University) Patients, caregivers and consumers will have a chance Nov. 9 to ask questions about the latest in genomic medicine and heart care innovations during a live online video chat with Vanderbilt University Medical Center experts. The free event, which will be from 1:30… Read More

    Oct 28, 2011

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    Vanderbilt rolls out Level 1 Cardiac Emergency System

    Vanderbilt University Medical Center is the first health care institution in the state, and the third in the nation, to implement a Level 1 Cardiac Emergency System, designed to deliver coordinated, expedited care for heart patients. Read More

    Oct 24, 2011

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    Vanderbilt Heart to participate in CoreValve clinical trial

    Vanderbilt Heart will soon begin testing the safety of a novel, non-surgical approach to treating aortic stenosis, a common heart problem caused by an abnormal narrowing of the heart's aortic valve. Read More

    Apr 18, 2011

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    Vanderbilt: Laboratory for health care reform

    Vanderbilt University Medical Center is a laboratory for health care reform. Increasingly, Vanderbilt researchers are applying their expertise in informatics, genomics, drug discovery, basic science and clinical medicine to the solution of critical problems in patient care. Bedside checklists and electronic “dashboards” developed at Vanderbilt, for example, enable doctors and… Read More

    Apr 15, 2011

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    Gene ups risk for needing pacemaker

    Researchers have identified a gene that increases the risk for developing sick sinus syndrome – the most common cause for implanting a cardiac pacemaker. Read More

    Apr 1, 2011