Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit

Lenny Leedy

Speed, collaboration key in saving patient in midst of a heart attack

Lenny Leedy was attending a law enforcement conference in Nashville when he started experiencing symptoms of a heart attack. Today, Leedy is thankful the friend who offered to drive him to the hospital said, “We’re going to Vanderbilt.”

“I truly feel she helped save my husband’s life,” and other DAISY Award-winning examples of extraordinary nurses

DAISY Awards are given to great nurses all over the United States and in many other countries. Here are VUMC’s latest winners.

The multidisciplinary team conducted the bedside surgery simulation in the Center for Experiential Learning and Assessment.

Team refines protocol for emergency surgical event

A multidisciplinary team at Vanderbilt recently collaborated on a live simulation to develop a new protocol for a rare but high-stakes cardiothoracic event — when a team has to perform a re-sternotomy at a patient’s bedside as a life-saving measure.

A mysterious heart ailment almost killed Kevin Moore. It took a Vanderbilt team to pull him through.

“I think Kevin’s story really shows that if you can get people through that early sick period with the best management, the patient can do very well.”

The Eitl family poses with the plaque the family donated to thank the transplant team for taking care of Joe Eitl, who received a heart and liver transplant last year.

Down syndrome patient celebrates anniversary of novel transplant

Vanderbilt patient Joe Eitl was among the first patients in the country with Down syndrome to undergo a heart and liver transplant.

A death or serious injury of a parent can mean a scared and bewildered child. Arielle Silverman helps children understand and cope.

She has worked with children varying in age from under 2 years old to teenagers as old as 18.

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