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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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Heart failure risk predicted by communities, not wealth

Jan. 9, 2018—When buying and selling real estate, how often have you heard the realtor’s mantra — location, location, location? This is also the central theme of a recently released journal report on factors that can predict heart failure risk.

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My Southern Health: Heart failure – it’s not what you think

May. 24, 2017—Heart failure is more prevalent in the South. Here’s what you need to know.

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HIV-infected people have higher risk of heart failure

Apr. 27, 2017—The first large study to report that HIV-infected people have a significantly higher risk of heart failure in the antiretroviral therapy era has been published in JAMA Cardiology.

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Heart failure “dashboard”

Jan. 5, 2017—A new computer algorithm developed at Vanderbilt could save billions of dollars in health care costs by identifying patients at risk for readmission after being hospitalized for heart failure.

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Pregnancy-related heart disorder clues

Jun. 3, 2016—Vanderbilt researchers have identified biomarkers that could be useful for evaluating and treating pregnancy-related heart failure.

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Heart Institute celebrates LVAD program milestone

Apr. 14, 2016—On April 7, a 48-year-old man from Bethpage, Tennessee, became the 300th person to receive a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) at Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute (VHVI).

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Heart repair factor

Sep. 17, 2015—A signaling factor called Wnt10b is a novel target for optimizing cardiac repair after a heart attack.

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New device monitors pulmonary artery pressures

Aug. 20, 2015—For patients with heart failure, changes in pulmonary artery (PA) pressures are an early indication that their condition is worsening, even before they notice symptoms such as shortness of breath or weight gain.

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Study seeks to bolster outcomes for acute heart failure patients

May. 21, 2015—With support from a three-year, $2 million research grant from Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the American Heart Association are teaming up to study heart failure care in the Emergency Department.

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New research group oversees studies in advanced heart failure

Mar. 19, 2015—Vanderbilt’s Department of Cardiac Surgery has developed an Advanced Heart Failure Clinical and Translational Research Group that serves as a central research resource for advanced heart failure surgeons and cardiologists.

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Heart failure therapy shows promise in early clinical trial

Mar. 14, 2013—Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Acorda Therapeutics Inc. released findings from a Phase 1 clinical trial of glial growth factor 2 (GGF2) last week at the American College of Cardiology Annual Scientific Session in San Francisco.

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