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American Heart Association Archives

Hypertension Center receives AHA certification

Jan. 24, 2019—The Vanderbilt Comprehensive Hypertension Center has been awarded the American Heart Association’s Comprehensive Hypertension Center Certification, to recognize the practice’s commitment to following proven, research-based treatment guidelines to care for people with complex or difficult-to-treat hypertension, or high blood pressure.

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Signals from the “conveyor belt”

Jan. 17, 2019—Vanderbilt researchers propose that cellular signaling pathways are amplified by a “conveyor belt” mechanism that exchanges active and inactive enzymes.

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Lean vs. obese adipose tissue cells

Dec. 13, 2018—A greater understanding of the mechanisms and cell types involved in returning adipose (fatty) tissue to the lean state may lead to more effective treatments for obesity.

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Vanderbilt study suggests way to prevent rare lung disease

Nov. 15, 2018—Research by Vanderbilt scientists suggests that it may be possible to prevent or even reverse pulmonary arterial hypertension, a rare, progressive disease characterized by narrowing of and high blood pressure in the small arteries of the lungs.

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Harrison awarded AHA Basic Research Prize for 2018

Nov. 15, 2018—David G. Harrison, MD, the Betty and Jack Bailey Professor of Cardiology and director of the Division of Clinical Pharmacology at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, has been awarded the American Heart Association’s Basic Research Prize for 2018.

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Stretch, inflammation and hypertension

Sep. 27, 2018—New research sheds light on how changes in blood vessel forces enhance immune cell activation and promote hypertension.

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Greater Nashville Heart Walk set for Sept. 15

Sep. 10, 2018—The Greater Nashville Heart Walk is set for Saturday, Sept. 15 on the Vanderbilt campus to raise money and awareness about cardiovascular disease and stroke.

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Unleashing TIGER on small RNAs

Sep. 5, 2018—Vanderbilt investigators have developed a new analytical tool to identify, quantify and analyze small RNAs.

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Risk factors for faulty rhythms

Aug. 16, 2018—Risk factors for arrhythmias after heart surgery in infants include medications, infant age and higher surgical complexity, but not two genetic variants examined by Vanderbilt researchers.

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Scavengers “protect” HDL

Jun. 29, 2018—Jun. 29, 2018—Lipid molecules that bind to HDL can modify its function — and blocking that modification can protect HDL and potentially lower the risk of atherosclerosis and heart disease.

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VUMC joins research network to fight atrial fibrillation

Jun. 14, 2018—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has been selected by the American Heart Association (AHA) to participate in a six-member research network to advance treatment and prevention of atrial fibrillation (AFib), an irregular heart rate that increases the risk of stroke and other heart-related complications.

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Enzyme protects against obesity-related heart disease

Jun. 7, 2018—Vanderbilt scientists have discovered that a certain enzyme plays a crucial role in preventing obesity-related cardiac dysfunction.

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