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

Apr. 24, 2017—The words “coronary artery disease” immediately make us think of people in their 60s, 70s and beyond. But a 30-year population study shows clearly that what we do in our early adult life will impact our health later on, said lead author Jeffrey Carr, Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair in Radiology and Radiological Sciences at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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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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Study shows presence of any calcified plaque significantly raises risk of heart disease for people under age 50

Feb. 8, 2017—A major report led by Vanderbilt investigators found that the mere presence of even a small amount of calcified coronary plaque, more commonly referred to as coronary artery calcium (CAC), in people under age 50 — even small amounts — was strongly associated with increased risk of developing clinical coronary heart disease over the ensuing decade.

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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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Cell source of heart’s blood vessels

Feb. 1, 2013—An unexpected group of cells generates the coronary arteries and may be useful for regeneration therapies following injury to the heart.

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Vanderbilt uses first FDA-approved stent for heart patients with diabetes

Mar. 28, 2012—Vanderbilt Heart recently used a newly approved medical device to open narrowed coronary arteries, even in heart disease patients who also have diabetes.

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