Deciding who’s who in heart valves

Identification of a gene that is involved in the development of heart valves offers new insights into congenital heart valve disease.

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Vanderbilt Heart to participate in CoreValve clinical trial

Vanderbilt Heart will soon begin testing the safety of a novel, non-surgical approach to treating aortic stenosis, a common heart problem caused by an abnormal narrowing of the heart’s aortic valve.

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Gene ups risk for needing pacemaker

Researchers have identified a gene that increases the risk for developing sick sinus syndrome – the most common cause for implanting a cardiac pacemaker.

Spying on shape-shifting enzyme

New molecular views of an enzyme may inform therapies for neurological, psychiatric or cardiac diseases.

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