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Author: Matt Batcheldor

VUMC tops in nation for number of heart transplants performed last year

Jan. 16, 2020—Vanderbilt University Medical Center tied for first place as the busiest heart transplant program by volume in the United States in 2019.

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Global effort tracks causes, treatment of acute heart failure

Jan. 16, 2020—Patients in North America wait a median of three hours to receive intravenous therapy for acute heart failure, while no other region in the world waited for more than 1.2 hours, according to a global study whose lead author and co-primary investigator is Sean Collins, MD, MSc, professor of Emergency Medicine.

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Interim directors of Cardiovascular Medicine named

Jan. 9, 2020—Dan Roden, MD, and Daniel Munoz, have been named interim directors of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Hepatitis C–positive donors a viable option to expand heart donor pool

Dec. 20, 2019—Hepatitis C-positive heart donors offer a strategy to safely expand the donor pool and allow more patients to undergo transplant.

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Study tracks impact of noise in operating rooms

Dec. 19, 2019—Research shows that noise negatively affects individuals and patient safety, and the operating room is one of the noisiest clinical areas due to information sharing among the clinical team, various technology devices and surgical equipment.

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Study explores burnout among APRNs, physician assistants

Dec. 12, 2019—In one of the first studies to document burnout among advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) and physician assistants (PAs), Vanderbilt researchers examined causes and solutions.

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Study finds cardiac rehab underused among Medicare patients

Nov. 21, 2019—Cardiac valve surgery patients who participate in a cardiac rehabilitation program have a 34% lower risk of hospitalizations and a 4.2% lower risk of mortality than patients who do not enroll in cardiac rehab in the year after surgery.

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Ivory named director of VUMC Nursing Research

Nov. 14, 2019—Catherine Ivory, PhD, RN-BC, RNC-OB, has been named senior director of Nursing Research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Launch of living liver transplant program to increase availability of organs

Nov. 13, 2019—VUMC is launching a living liver donor transplant program, significantly increasing the number of available organs for life-saving transplants.

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VUMC offering new minimally invasive emphysema therapy

Nov. 7, 2019—VUIMC will be the first in the state to offer a minimally invasive, non-surgical alternative for patients with emphysema.

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VUMC reaches milestone 6,000th kidney transplant

Oct. 30, 2019—The Vanderbilt Transplant Center recently celebrated its 6,000th kidney transplant.

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Adams named Psychiatric Nurse of the Year

Oct. 10, 2019—Susie Adams, PhD, has been named 2019 Psychiatric Nurse of the Year by the American Psychiatric Nurses Association.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

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Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

VUMC campus

VUMC campus

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

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