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Peptides promote AFib arrhythmia

Apr. 11, 2022—Peptide oligomers have detrimental metabolic effects and cause pro-arrhythmic electrophysiological changes in heart atria, suggesting they may contribute to atrial fibrillation.

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Patient’s amyloidosis awareness efforts recognized

Apr. 7, 2022—Charlotte Haffner, who was Vanderbilt's first patient to undergo a heart transplant followed by a stem cell transplant to treat primary AL amyloidosis, was recently recognized by Williamson County Mayor Rogers Anderson and Franklin Mayor Ken Moore.

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Patient’s efforts help shine light on plasma cell disorder

Apr. 5, 2018—Charlotte Haffner, Vanderbilt’s first patient to undergo a heart transplant followed by a stem cell transplant to treat a plasma cell disorder called primary AL amyloidosis, now she dedicates her time to raising awareness about the rare disease.

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