cardiovascular disease Archives
COVID-19’s lingering impact on health
Apr. 6, 2023—A decline in cardiovascular fitness — measured by activity trackers in the All of Us research program — persisted among some groups even after COVID-related restrictions were relaxed, exacerbating health disparities.
VUMC researcher selected for Global Scholars Program
Mar. 30, 2023—Vanderbilt researcher P. Brent Ferrell, MD, is leading one of five projects selected by the 2022 Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research Global Scholars Program.
Reminders for clinicians improve prescribing for high cholesterol
Mar. 23, 2023—A Vanderbilt study found that automated targeted reminders for clinicians helped increase prescribing of high intensity statins for patients with various atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease diagnoses, including coronary or peripheral artery disease and ischemic stroke.
Cardiovascular research pioneer Inagami mourned
Mar. 16, 2023—Tadashi Inagami, PhD, DSc, Vanderbilt University Professor of Biochemistry, emeritus, who helped characterize the biochemical basis for hypertension, heart failure and vascular disease, died in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, March 13 after a brief illness. He was 92.
Researchers clarify role of blood cell mutations in disease
Feb. 2, 2023—Vanderbilt researchers have developed a new method to analyze mutations in blood stem cells that can trigger explosive, clonal expansions of abnormal cells.
How arterial “stiffness” may impair cognition
Jan. 24, 2023—New findings from Vanderbilt neurologists suggest that cardiovascular disease may increase the spaces surrounding blood vessels in the brain and lead to cognitive decline.
Reduced kidney function may cause cardiovascular disease: study
Dec. 15, 2022—An international team of investigators has found that mild to moderate reduction in kidney function may cause cardiovascular disease, even in people without symptoms of heart disease or diabetes.
Study explores CVD risk for people with HIV
Nov. 10, 2022—A Vanderbilt study found that among people with HIV infection, three types of CD4+ T helper cells are associated with incident cardiovascular disease (CVD) that are not explained by CVD risk.
Rheumatoid arthritis and heart disease: a common path
Aug. 25, 2022—An increase in certain antibodies in patients with rheumatoid arthritis can serve as a predictive biomarker for cardiovascular disease, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered.
Researchers discover how salt increases blood pressure
Aug. 17, 2022—A Vanderbilt research team has discovered that activation of a certain protein complex involved in the inflammatory response in immune cells contributes to salt-sensitive hypertension.
Ginseng intake and mortality
Jun. 20, 2022—Regular ginseng intake, particularly over a long duration, is associated with decreased risk of death from all causes, Vanderbilt researchers discovered in a large epidemiological study.
Diabetes, cardiovascular drug targets
May. 24, 2022—Targeting receptors of the inflammatory lipid signaling molecule PGE2 may offer a new way to tackle both Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered.