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Shah named to lead Department of Cardiac Surgery

Jul. 20, 2017—Ashish Shah, M.D., director of Heart Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support at Vanderbilt, has been named chair of the Department of Cardiac Surgery.

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Heart transplant program reaches major milestone

Apr. 6, 2017—Surgeons at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) performed five heart transplants in four days to place the institution among an elite group of transplant centers in the country — reaching 1,000 heart transplantations.

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Ranking lauds VUMC’s Cardiac Surgery program

Nov. 10, 2016—Vanderbilt University Medical Center was recognized as the No. 1 hospital in Tennessee for Medical Excellence in Major Cardiac Surgery by CareChex 2017 Hospital Quality Ratings Analysis.

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Vanderbilt first in Tennessee to implant novel heart support device

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...

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Event celebrates new holders of endowed chairs at Vanderbilt

Apr. 24, 2015—Seven faculty members of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine named to endowed chairs were honored for their academic achievements during a celebration April 22 at the Student Life Center.

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Event celebrates new holders of endowed chairs at Vanderbilt

Apr. 23, 2015—Seven faculty members of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine named to endowed chairs were honored for their academic achievements during a celebration on Wednesday at the Student Life Center.

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Vanderbilt University Medical Center offers surgical option for form of pulmonary hypertension

Nov. 18, 2014—A copy repairman who couldn’t do his job anymore and was forced to take medical leave has returned to work. A woman who couldn’t walk from her car to her desk job has enough energy to redecorate her house. A 42-year-old mother who was too sick to care for her children and was discharged to...

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Petracek named permanent chair of Cardiac Surgery

Dec. 12, 2013—Michael Petracek, M.D., has been named chair of Vanderbilt’s Department of Cardiac Surgery.

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Petracek named interim chair of Cardiac Surgery

Jan. 24, 2013—Michael Petracek, M.D., has been named interim chair of Vanderbilt’s Department of Cardiac Surgery.

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Study seeks genetic profile of mitral valve regurgitation

Aug. 15, 2011—The Department of Cardiac Surgery and the Division of Cardiology are collaborating on a study to better understand the genetic profile of mitral valve regurgitation.

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