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.
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.
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.
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.
May. 17, 2016—Smoking is deleterious to health, but smokers who prefer menthol cigarettes to nonmenthol can breathe a sigh of relief…for now.
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.
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.
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.
Jan. 29, 2015—Wear red to this event and get a heart-healthy lunch.
Aug. 21, 2014—Vanderbilt-led research found regular blood transfusion therapy significantly reduces the recurrence of strokes in children with sickle cell anemia who have previously had "silent" strokes.