heart failure

Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute patient Tony Conaway with his wife, Kim.

100th patient receives ambulatory heart failure device

New implantable device helps heart failure patients monitor crucial health indicators remotely, reducing the need for hospital visits.

Study finds heart failure risk higher in rural areas

A study co-led by Vanderbilt researchers found heart failure risk is 19% higher for adults living in rural areas of the U.S., as compared to urban areas, and 34% higher for Black men living in rural areas.

BMI genetics influence heart function

Vanderbilt researchers have discovered that a genetic predisposition to elevated body mass index increases the risk of diastolic dysfunction — a cardiac condition that can lead to heart failure.

Lynne Warner Stevenson, MD, has been honored for her contributions to the field of heart failure.

Stevenson receives HFSA Lifetime Achievement Award

Vanderbilt’s Lynne Warner Stevenson, MD, has received  the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Heart Failure Society of America.

VUMC team to test personalized acute heart failure treatment

Researchers at Vanderbilt have been awarded a five-year, $4 million federal grant to test whether a personalized medicine strategy will improve outcomes for patients hospitalized with acute heart failure.

Sean Collins, MD, MSci, Deonni Stolldorf, PhD, RN, and colleagues are helping other health systems implement a self-care intervention for acute heart failure patients.

Self-care program for acute heart failure patients studied as standard practice

Up to 25% of patients with acute heart failure (AHF) face mortality or hospital readmission within one month after being treated in the emergency department (ED).

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