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Author: Jessica Pasley

First heart patients transplanted using novel transport device

Mar. 8, 2018—The heart transplant team at Vanderbilt University Medical Center successfully transplanted two hearts using a novel preservation and transport technology allowing the heart to beat outside of the body for an extended amount of time.

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Awareness, education goal of new HPV initiative

Mar. 8, 2018—Vanderbilt is at the epicenter of a human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated cancer epidemic, according to Ronald Alvarez, MD, chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Vanderbilt.

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Glaucoma study finds brain fights to preserve vision

Feb. 22, 2018—A team of researchers, led by David Calkins, PhD, vice chair and director of Research at the Vanderbilt Eye Institute, has made a breakthrough discovery in the field of glaucoma showing new hopes for treatments to preserve vision.

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Sternberg named president-elect of ophthalmology association

Feb. 22, 2018—Paul Sternberg Jr., MD, George Weeks Hale Professor and chair of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at Vanderbilt, was recently named president-elect of the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology (AUPO).

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Multiple options help atrial fibrillation patients

Feb. 22, 2018—Since launching its program offering patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF) an alternative treatment to reduce their risk of stroke and avoiding long-term use of blood thinners, the Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute (VHVI) has consistently ranked among the top centers in the country for the implantation of left atrial appendage closure (LAAC) devices.

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Schlendorf named adult heart transplant medical director

Feb. 15, 2018—Kelly Schlendorf, MD, MHS, assistant professor of Medicine, has been named medical director of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s (VUMC) Adult Heart Transplant Program.

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Bypass surgery program lauded

Feb. 15, 2018—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) was recognized as the No. 1 hospital in Tennessee for Medical Excellence in Coronary Bypass Surgery by CareChex in its 2018 Quality Rating Analysis.

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Heart transplant program reaches new record

Jan. 25, 2018—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) performed a record number of heart transplants in 2017, surpassing the 2016 milestone and securing its place as the second-busiest heart transplant program in the country.

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Grant bolsters peripheral artery disease research

Jan. 18, 2018—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) recently secured its third American Heart Association (AHA) Strategically Focused Research Network (SFRN) award to address the challenges of limb problems in peripheral artery disease (PAD).

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Wang set to lead cardiology association

Jan. 11, 2018—Thomas Wang, MD, Gottlieb C. Friesinger II Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and director of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, was recently named president-elect of the Association of Professors of Cardiology (APC) for 2018. He will subsequently serve as the president of the group in 2019.

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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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Multicenter trial to test new liver transport system

Jan. 4, 2018—The growing list of patients needing liver transplants continues to outpace the number of available donor organs, but a new preservation and transport device for donor livers could possibly make a big difference.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer.  Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Momentum

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer. Don’t hesitate. Do it.

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

Vanderbilt Medicine

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

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