Heart repair factor
Sep. 17, 2015—A signaling factor called Wnt10b is a novel target for optimizing cardiac repair after a heart attack.
VU first to offer new implantable defibrillator
Mar. 20, 2014—Vanderbilt is the first hospital in Tennessee to use a new subcutaneous implantable defibrillator (S-ICD) to treat patients at risk for sudden cardiac arrest.
Preventing hardened heart valves
Dec. 26, 2012—Blocking a serotonin receptor may provide a novel therapy for heart valve disease.
VUMC to launch live video chat series Nov. 9
Oct. 28, 2011—Patients, caregivers and consumers will have a chance Nov. 9 to ask questions about the latest in genomic medicine and heart care innovations during a live online video chat with Vanderbilt University Medical Center experts. The free event, which will be from 1:30 to 2 p.m. Central Daylight Time, is the first in a series...
Vanderbilt rolls out Level 1 Cardiac Emergency System
Oct. 24, 2011—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is the first health care institution in the state, and the third in the nation, to implement a Level 1 Cardiac Emergency System, designed to deliver coordinated, expedited care for heart patients.
Vanderbilt Heart to participate in CoreValve clinical trial
Apr. 18, 2011—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.
Vanderbilt: Laboratory for health care reform
Apr. 15, 2011—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is a laboratory for health care reform. Increasingly, Vanderbilt researchers are applying their expertise in informatics, genomics, drug discovery, basic science and clinical medicine to the solution of critical problems in patient care. Bedside checklists and electronic “dashboards” developed at Vanderbilt, for example, enable doctors and nurses to chart in exquisite...
Gene ups risk for needing pacemaker
Apr. 1, 2011—Researchers have identified a gene that increases the risk for developing sick sinus syndrome – the most common cause for implanting a cardiac pacemaker.