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Division of Cardiovascular Medicine Archives

Wang set to lead cardiology association

Jan. 11, 2018—Thomas Wang, MD, Gottlieb C. Friesinger II Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and director of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, was recently named president-elect of the Association of Professors of Cardiology (APC) for 2018. He will subsequently serve as the president of the group in 2019.

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Smoking study personalizes treatment

Nov. 16, 2017—A simple blood test is allowing Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) researchers to determine which patients should be prescribed varenicline (Chantix) to stop smoking and which patients could do just as well, and avoid side effects, by using a nicotine patch.

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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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May 4 symposium to highlight heart-related basic, clinical research

Apr. 21, 2016—The Division of Cardiovascular Medicine will host the Vanderbilt Cardiovascular Symposium 2016 on May 4, highlighting ongoing vascular and heart-related basic and clinical research.

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Study finds health literacy efforts ease readmission rates

Mar. 3, 2016—Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston recently collaborated on a study analysis to determine the effect of a tailored, pharmacist-delivered health literacy intervention on unplanned hospital readmission or emergency department visit following discharge.

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Depression poses heart risk for HIV patients: study

Oct. 8, 2015—The first study to suggest that major depressive disorder (MDD) is an independent risk factor for heart failure in HIV-positive adults has been published in Circulation.

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Heart repair factor

Sep. 17, 2015—A signaling factor called Wnt10b is a novel target for optimizing cardiac repair after a heart attack.

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Beckman to direct newly formed Section of Vascular Medicine

Sep. 10, 2015—Joshua Beckman, M.D., MSc., previously a faculty member at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, has been named director of Vanderbilt’s newly formed Section of Vascular Medicine within the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine.

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Delivering cells for heart repair

Jul. 10, 2015—A polymer hydrogel material developed by Vanderbilt scientists improved the delivery of stem cells for heart repair.

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Study team uses metabolomics to study longevity

Apr. 30, 2015—The keys to longevity have been a source of curiosity and the basis of many research studies for years, yet the mechanisms underlying a person’s ability to live a long life are still not fully understood.

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National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute director to speak Feb. 25

Feb. 20, 2015—Gary Gibbons, M.D., director of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), will deliver a special cardiology grand rounds on Wednesday, Feb. 25. His lecture, entitled “Charting Our Future Together: Setting an Agenda for the NHLBI,” begins at noon in 208 Light Hall. Boxed lunches will be served.  The third largest institute at the...

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Vitamin D found to have no impact on blood pressure

Feb. 19, 2015—Despite prior epidemiologic and experimental data to the contrary, new research shows that vitamin D supplementation does not reduce blood pressure in individuals with prehypertension or stage I hypertension and vitamin D deficiency.

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