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Time window extended for some stroke surgeries

Mar. 1, 2018—New research indicates the time window for a thrombectomy following a stroke is longer than previously thought, but how soon the surgery occurs still matters.

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Team’s rapid response saves new mother following stroke

Mar. 16, 2017—Quick actions saved a new mother from any disabilities after she suffered a postpartum stroke last week in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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VUMC testing device to reduce stroke risk in arrhythmia patients

Feb. 9, 2017—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is the first in the state to enroll patients in a clinical trial testing the effectiveness of the newest implantable device used to reduce stroke risk in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF), the most common form of arrhythmia.

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Clinical trial seeks to extend stroke treatment time window

Dec. 8, 2016—The Vanderbilt Stroke Center will participate in a national clinical trial to investigate whether thrombectomies can benefit stroke patients when performed beyond the currently recommended window of time for intervention.

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Device helps curb atrial fibrillation patients’ stroke risk

Aug. 25, 2016—Peggy Tubb doesn’t recall her exact reaction when she was told she could stop taking blood thinners to treat atrial fibrillation (AF), but the news changed her life.

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VUMC provides ‘Elite-Plus’ stroke response

Jun. 9, 2016—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s rapid response in treating stroke patients has received the American Stroke Association’s Honor Roll-Elite Plus recognition.

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Study finds menthol cigarettes do not further increase smokers’ cardiovascular disease, stroke risk

May. 17, 2016—Smoking is deleterious to health, but smokers who prefer menthol cigarettes to nonmenthol can breathe a sigh of relief…for now.

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VUMC teleneurology network sees growth in partner hospitals

May. 12, 2016—In less than three years, a teleneurology network launched by Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has expanded from one partner hospital to nine.

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Study shows effectiveness of pediatric stroke protocol

Jul. 23, 2015—A system to ensure that children with stroke-like symptoms receive emergency evaluations results in faster diagnosis and treatment for patients with the condition, a team of physicians and researchers at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has shown.

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Vanderbilt Heart offers alternative to blood thinners for atrial fibrillation

Jun. 17, 2015—Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute now offers patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) an alternative treatment to reduce their risk of stroke, potentially avoiding the long-term use of blood thinners such as warfarin.

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Wear Red Day for heart disease, stroke awareness is Feb. 6

Jan. 29, 2015—Wear red to this event and get a heart-healthy lunch.

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Target for atherosclerosis therapies

Dec. 17, 2014—A newly identified “atheroprotective” gene is a tool for exploring plaque pathophysiology and may be a good target for therapies to slow atherosclerosis progression.

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