Dec. 16, 2019—To study the dynamics of structural proteins in the heart, Vanderbilt investigators generated a cellular tool they expect will be useful for screening drugs that affect heart muscle contraction.
Jun. 10, 2019—Scott Baldwin and colleagues have discovered early signaling events during heart development, findings that could guide cell replacement therapies for heart disease.
Jan. 25, 2017—Attend an informative discussion on cholesterol with Julie B. Damp, associate professor of medicine and associate director of the Cardiovascular Training Program. Wear red to this event and get a heart-healthy lunch while supplies last.
Oct. 21, 2015—As part of its ongoing commitment to provide excellent care for heart failure patients in Tennessee and the Southeastern U.S., Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute recently became the first medical center in the state to implant the HeartMate 3, a novel mechanical circulatory support device. Vanderbilt Heart is currently one of 60 select centers chosen...
May. 15, 2015—A metabolic change in adult stem cells makes them less “fit” for regenerative heart therapies, suggesting that strategies to prevent this response may boost the therapeutic usefulness of the cells.
Apr. 6, 2015—Vanderbilt researchers have identified a new protein involved in heart cell growth, which could improve understanding of pathologic cardiac hypertrophy.
Mar. 19, 2015—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has become the first hospital in the state to install a new imaging system that will help to dramatically reduce X-ray exposure during certain heart procedures. The imaging system allows doctors to rely on fluoroscopy images much less often during catheter ablation procedures used to correct heart arrhythmias...
Feb. 11, 2015—Nine steps to a healthier heart.
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.
Apr. 2, 2014—Smooth muscle cells that line the aorta differ in development but not in the adult, a finding that has implications for understanding aortic development and disease.
Feb. 5, 2014—Heart Month, first celebrated in February 1964 following a proclamation by President Lyndon B. Johnson, turns 50 this year. In recognition of this milestone, check out these nine tips for better heart health.
May. 10, 2013—A “profile” of the genes and regulatory networks that govern early heart valve development lay the groundwork for generating valves from a patient’s own cells.