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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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Vandy Cooks: Game day favorites with heart

Sep. 3, 2014—The Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center and Health Plus present “Vandy Cooks: Game day favorites with heart” from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, at the VRWC Demonstration Kitchen.

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Cooking with herbs for a healthy heart May 15

May. 7, 2014—The next installment of Vandy Cooks will feature health educator Stacey Kendrick cooking with herbs for a healthy heart. Join Kendrick as she uses fresh herbs to prepare tasty and heart healthy dishes. The event is planned for noon-1 p.m. Thursday, May 15, at the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center demonstration kitchen Receive tasty samples...

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Vanderbilt Heart opens new cardiac procedure area in hospital’s critical care tower

Jan. 13, 2014—On Feb. 3 the Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute will relocate its key procedure areas to the fifth floor of the Critical Care Tower, the Medical Center’s 11-story addition to Vanderbilt University Hospital (VUH) that opened in 2010. The Heart and Vascular Institute’s Electrophysiology Lab (EP), Cardiac Catheterization (Cath) Lab and Cardiac Observation Unit will...

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Celebrate National Heart Month with these events

Jan. 31, 2013—February is National Heart Month and March is National Nutrition Month. Both present great opportunities to love your heart. Health Plus invites you to participate in Count on Your Heart throughout February and March.

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VHVI first in state to implant new ventricular assist device

Jan. 9, 2013—On Monday, Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute became the first heart program in Tennessee to implant the HeartWare ventricular assist system (VAS) as a bridge to transplantation.

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New song, video set to help pump up Heart Walk awareness

Sep. 13, 2012—At the inaugural Heart Walk Pep Rally last week, the Vanderbilt Heart Sounds introduced this year’s song, an original composition titled “Walk the Walk,” written by Cardiac Surgery administrative assistant Kurt Eger and cardiologist Mark Glazer, M.D.

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Don’t miss the Love Your Heart Expo Wednesday

Sep. 7, 2012—September is National Cholesterol Education Month and Health Plus is encouraging faculty and staff to get cholesterol checks if recommended, and to take steps to lower cholesterol if it is high. It is also a good time to learn about lifestyle choices that can make a difference. Love Your Heart Expo is a lunchtime event...

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Minimally invasive therapy eases some pulmonary embolism

Jul. 12, 2012—A pulmonary embolism (PE) is a blood clot that travels to the lungs and is one of those sneaky, and dangerous, conditions that can appear in perfectly healthy people, perhaps after a long flight or, as in the case of veteran NBC News reporter David Bloom, after sitting in a cramped military tank for several...

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Vanderbilt recognized by AHA as a fit-friendly company

Apr. 20, 2012—For the fifth consecutive year, Vanderbilt has been recognized by the American Heart Association with its Platinum Level Start! Fit-friendly Company Award. This award is given to companies that demonstrate progressive leadership toward making health and wellness a priority for their workforce. Vanderbilt will receive recognition in the September issue of Fortune magazine for the...

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