Arterial stiffening linked to Alzheimer’s disease
Jul. 15, 2021—A research team from Vanderbilt University Medical Center reports in Neurology that greater stiffening of the aorta, the main artery in the human body, is associated in older adults with increased Alzheimer’s disease (AD) pathology as reflected in a range of neurochemical indicators measured in cerebrospinal fluid.
Low health literacy associated with early death for cardiovascular patients
Nov. 7, 2018—Patients hospitalized with a cardiovascular event are more likely to die within one year if they have low health literacy, according to a Vanderbilt University Medical Center study released this week in Mayo Clinic Proceedings.
VUMC named among top cardiovascular hospitals in U.S.
Nov. 19, 2015—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has been named one of the nation’s top 50 hospitals in cardiovascular services by Truven Health Analytics.
VU study finds peanut consumption associated with decreased total mortality and mortality from cardiovascular diseases
Mar. 2, 2015—If you’re looking for a simple way to lower your risk of dying from a heart attack, consider going nuts.
Target for atherosclerosis therapies
Dec. 17, 2014—A newly identified “atheroprotective” gene is a tool for exploring plaque pathophysiology and may be a good target for therapies to slow atherosclerosis progression.
Study finds few meet criteria for healthy cardiovascular lifestyle
Dec. 11, 2014—When it comes to taking care of our hearts, there is a big divide between what we should do and what we actually do, a new multi-institution study reports.
HDL cholesterol impaired in kidney disease
Jan. 21, 2013—HDL cholesterol is impaired in patients with chronic kidney disease – and may increase their cardiovascular disease risk.
Simulated Mars mission reveals body’s sodium rhythms
Jan. 10, 2013—Clinical pharmacologist Jens Titze, M.D., and colleagues have discovered that – in contrast to the prevailing dogma – human sodium levels fluctuate rhythmically with 7-day and monthly cycles.
Green tea for failing hearts?
Nov. 16, 2012—The main antioxidant compound in green tea increases contractile force in isolated heart cells, suggesting it may be useful in heart failure.
Kidney woes during heart failure
Nov. 8, 2012—Levels of the protein NGAL may be a good predictor of worsening kidney function in patients with acute heart failure.
Gene’s impact on ‘good’ cholesterol could affect heart disease risk
Jul. 12, 2012—A genetic variant may help keep an individual’s “good” cholesterol in check.
New tool hooks heart failure drugs
Apr. 6, 2012—A new screening tool – using glowing fish embryos – could identify therapeutics for myocardial hypertrophy and heart failure.