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    Vanderbilt Hypertension Clinic receives national comprehension designation

    Hypertension Clinic members include, from left, Sandy Berryhill, LPN, Lynn Christman, Cheryl Laffer, M.D., Matt Luther, M.D., Fernando Elijovich, M.D., Robert Manning, R.N., and Karen Gore, R.N. (Not pictured: Nancy Brown, M.D., Barb Dotson, R.N., and Mena Mangrum, LPN. The American Society of Hypertension (ASH) has… Read More

    Jan 29, 2014

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    Study tracks clot removal’s effectiveness at treating stroke

    Over the past decade, neurointerventionalists have refined techniques for manually removing blood clots causing stroke. Now they are joining forces for a clinical trial to demonstrate the safety and effectiveness of the techniques. Read More

    Sep 19, 2013

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    Case study explores stroke, meningitis link

    A case series by researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center examines three patients transferred here with ischemic stroke who later received a diagnosis of fungal meningitis attributed to tainted injections for low back pain, part of a multi-state outbreak. Read More

    Aug 1, 2013

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    New technique eases stroke risk for atrial fibrillation patients

    People with the most common irregular heart rhythm known as atrial fibrillation (AF) are at greater risk for stroke due to the formation of clots in the left atrial appendage (LAA), a small pouch which empties blood into the left atrium. Read More

    Aug 1, 2013

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    Stroke Center strikes ‘Gold’

    The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association has once again recognized the Vanderbilt Stroke Center for using evidence-based guidelines to provide the best possible care to patients. Read More

    Jun 27, 2013

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    VUCast: Sci-Fi Author

    This Week on VUCast: She’s juggling her studies and life as a sci-fi author! Meet writing phenom Kat Zhang. See the new and improved Sarratt/Rand. Which women are more at risk for heart attacks. [vucastblurb]… Read More

    Oct 19, 2012

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    Cave diver’s stroke leads to race against time to remove clots

    Darrell Smith, here with his girlfriend, Jessica Rogers, is determined to return to the cave where he suffered a stroke. (Photo by Joe Howell) They had just done a belly crawl in the Southport Saltpeter Cave in Maury County, Tenn., wriggling through a 90-foot-long shaft that was… Read More

    Oct 18, 2012

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    Study ties early menopause to heart attack, stroke

    Women who experience early menopause are more likely to have a heart attack or stroke than women whose menopause occurs at a later age, according to a new study by Melissa Wellons, M.D., assistant professor of Medicine in the Vanderbilt Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism. Read More

    Sep 27, 2012

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    VUSM students land Heart Association scholarships

    Two Vanderbilt University School of Medicine students have been selected to receive the American Heart Association’s Student Scholarship in Cerebrovascular Disease and Stroke. Read More

    Sep 20, 2012

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    VU leading international trial of new stroke therapy

    Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are leading an international clinical trial to examine the functional benefits of a combined therapy to treat acute ischemic stroke. Read More

    Jul 12, 2012

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    Mixed results define 2012 Tennessee Men’s Health Report Card

    Heart disease is still the leading cause of death for men in Tennessee and cancer deaths continue to move further away from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Healthy People 2020 goal, according to the 2012 Tennessee Men’s Health Report Card. Read More

    Jun 12, 2012

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    Observe pediatric stroke awareness at Children’s Hospital May 22

    May is Stroke Awareness Month, and a table will be set up in front of the gift shop at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt on Tuesday, May 22, in observance of pediatric stroke awareness. Stop by from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. to learn… Read More

    May 18, 2012

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    Neurodiagnostics Week celebrated April 15-21

    Neurodiagnostics, the study of the brain and nervous system, will be celebrated at Vanderbilt and nationwide, April 15-21. During National Neurodiagnostic Week, Vanderbilt will acknowledge the year-round efforts of neurodiagnostic technologists. It is also an opportunity to educate others, recruit new students into the profession, and to… Read More

    Apr 13, 2012

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    Dr. Howard Kirshner on stroke prevention

    Watch video of Dr. Howard Kirshner speaking about stroke prevention. Kirshner spoke Feb. 8 as part of the Osher Lifelong Learning class, “Medical Advances.” The course is presented by faculty of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center and focuses on what the future of medicine holds. Physicians are now able to use… Read More

    Feb 10, 2012

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    Health Plus offers heart-healthy Count on Your Heart program

    During National Heart Month in February and National Nutrition Month in March, Health Plus reminds you to love your heart by participating in a variety of fun and informative programs designed to lower your risk for heart disease. Know Your Numbers – Keep… Read More

    Jan 26, 2012

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    Receptor ‘ties’ together blood flow, atherosclerosis

    A discovery about the causes of atherosclerosis, a cause of heart attacks and strokes, may lead to new treatments. Read More

    Jun 22, 2011