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Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute Archives

Heart Institute testing world’s tiniest pacemaker

Sep. 18, 2014—Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute is participating in a global clinical trial to test the safety and efficacy of the world’s smallest pacemaker.

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Team effort key to ease patient’s rare heart disorder

Aug. 21, 2014—Vanderbilt employee Drew Casey, 27, was at home when he began to experience shortness of breath. Thinking it might be a panic attack, his wife, Katie, called 911, and an ambulance took Casey to the Emergency Department, where he progressed very suddenly to circulatory failure and shock.

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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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VHVI educates airport screeners on heart devices

May. 8, 2014—Thanks to advances in technology, heart patients with ventricular assist devices (VADs) are able to travel with greater frequency.

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New heart pump allows minimally invasive approach

Apr. 17, 2014—Sometimes smaller is better. This is especially true of left ventricular assist devices, the mechanically operated heart pumps that are implanted in heart failure patients to bridge them to transplantation.

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VU first to offer new implantable defibrillator

Mar. 20, 2014—Vanderbilt is the first hospital in Tennessee to use a new subcutaneous implantable defibrillator (S-ICD) to treat patients at risk for sudden cardiac arrest.

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Vanderbilt cardiologist says love is good for the heart

Feb. 13, 2014—With Valentine’s Day just one day away, Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute cardiologist Julie Damp, M.D., says being involved in a healthy, loving relationship is good for the heart.

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Heart Institute program aims to reduce readmission rates

Jan. 30, 2014—Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute is one of 11 centers selected by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) to implement a new program designed to reduce readmission rates for patients with myocardial infarction, heart failure and acute coronary syndrome.

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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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Hasselblad, Wilson named to key Heart Institute roles

Nov. 21, 2013—Ahead of its move into new space on the fifth floor of the Critical Care Tower in February, the Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute has announced two key position changes.

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Heart Institute studying absorbable coronary stent

Nov. 14, 2013—Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute is participating in a clinical trial to evaluate a medical device for the treatment of coronary artery disease.

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