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Heart patient uses ICD experience to promote benefits of exercise

Oct. 16, 2014—Carrie Romero of Columbia, Tennessee, is running for her life. In 1997, when she was 28, Romero was diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy — a heart muscle disease that puts her at risk for sudden cardiac arrest (SCA).

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Churchwell to depart VHVI; Clair to assume interim role

Sep. 25, 2014—Keith Churchwell, M.D., executive director and chief medical officer for the Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute (VHVI), is departing Vanderbilt and will join Yale-New Haven Health System as vice president and executive director of Cardiovascular Services on Dec. 1.

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Photo: Vanderbilt Heart Town Hall

Jun. 19, 2014—Keith Churchwell, M.D., executive director and chief medical officer of the Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute, spoke at last week’s Town Hall, a quarterly gathering of Vanderbilt Heart faculty and staff. Churchwell announced that Vanderbilt Heart – Shelbyville has moved into new office space and that a new outreach clinic has opened in Collinwood, Tennessee....

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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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Vanderbilt doctors warn against holiday heart attack spike

Dec. 26, 2013—Studies have indicated that death rates from heart attacks and stroke as well as non-heart-related causes spike during the holiday season. “It is not uncommon to see a heavier patient volume in the hospital during the Christmas and New Year’s period of time. Some years that’s true, but some years it’s quiet,” said cardiologist Keith...

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Photo: Heart Institute Town Hall

Feb. 21, 2013—Keith Churchwell, M.D., executive director and chief medical officer of Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute, addressed his colleagues on Valentine’s Day at the quarterly Town Hall. Patient visits to Vanderbilt Heart’s main campus clinic are projected to be on budget for the fiscal year at 130,000, he reported.

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Town hall meeting outlines Heart Institute’s busy year

Aug. 16, 2012—The Department of Cardiac Surgery experienced its highest case volume to date with 1,245 adult cardiac surgeries at Vanderbilt University Hospital during the last fiscal year, according to department chair John Byrne, M.D., who spoke at Vanderbilt Heart’s quarterly town hall on Friday.

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VUMC leaders: ‘The Future is All Around Us’

Jul. 6, 2012—A team of writers and reporters from VUMC News and Communications spoke to a selected group of Medical Center leaders about where they think the opportunities and challenges lie in the decade ahead, and the part that all of us play as we move ahead together.

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Dr. Keith Churchwell: Advances in Heart Care

Jan. 12, 2012—Watch video of Dr. Keith Churchwell speaking on advances in heart care. Churchwell spoke Jan. 11 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 a patient’s DNA...

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My Health Chat: Innovation in Heart Care and Genomic Medicine

Nov. 14, 2011—Have you ever wanted to ask the world’s leading physicians and medical researchers about their work and how it affects you? My Health Chat is your chance. Join Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Dr. Jim Jirjis, as he discusses the latest advancements in genomic medicine and heart care innovations with Dr. Keith Churchwell & Dr. Doug...

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VUMC to launch live video chat series Nov. 9

Oct. 28, 2011—Patients, caregivers and consumers will have a chance Nov. 9 to ask questions about the latest in genomic medicine and heart care innovations during a live online video chat with Vanderbilt University Medical Center experts. The free event, which will be from 1:30 to 2 p.m. Central Daylight Time, is the first in a series...

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Promise of Discovery campaign adds video chat, new story lines

Oct. 21, 2011—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s award-winning “Promise of Discovery” initiative continues with the creation of additional story lines and the launch of a new series of live online video chats. The campaign represents the promise offered by advancements in biomedical science as well as the promise held by students, faculty and staff as they strive to...

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

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Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

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Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

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