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Division of Cardiovascular Medicine Archives

Four physician-scientists from VUMC receive national early-career awards

Jan. 30, 2024—Four Vanderbilt physician-scientists have received awards from the American Society for Clinical Investigation.

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Three from VUMC elected to ASCI

Dec. 19, 2023—Three physician scientists from Vanderbilt University Medical Center have been elected this year to membership in the American Society for Clinical Investigation, one of the nation’s oldest and most respected medical honor societies.

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Daniel Muñoz and Francis Miller named interim directors of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

Nov. 30, 2023—Daniel Muñoz, MD, MPA, associate professor of Medicine, and Francis Miller, MD, professor of Medicine, have been named interim directors of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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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.

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Cell-free hemoglobin in pulmonary hypertension

Mar. 6, 2023—Cell-free hemoglobin generated by the lungs may be a therapeutic target for treating pulmonary arterial hypertension, Vanderbilt researchers found.

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A new view of a cholesterol carrier

Feb. 7, 2023—Vanderbilt researchers developed a novel method to measure small RNAs carried by HDL and demonstrated that these molecules circulate in greater concentrations than previously believed and are likely to contribute to communication between immune cells.

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Study finds heart failure risk higher in rural areas

Jan. 25, 2023—A study co-led by Vanderbilt researchers found heart failure risk is 19% higher for adults living in rural areas of the U.S., as compared to urban areas, and 34% higher for Black men living in rural areas.

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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.

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Study shows CMS reimbursement not associated with wider EPD use

Sep. 29, 2022—Vanderbilt research shows that higher reimbursement from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services was not associated with wider use of an embolic protection device during transcatheter aortic valve replacement procedures.

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Study suggests new mechanism for lipid transporter

Sep. 15, 2022—A new model suggests that a protein involved in the generation of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) works differently than previously thought.

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Lindley named to direct new multidisciplinary Women’s Heart Center

Aug. 17, 2022—Kathryn Lindley, MD, has joined the Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute as director of the new Women’s Heart Center.

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Genotype-specific blood counts

Aug. 11, 2022—Vanderbilt researchers report genotype-specific reference ranges to improve interpretation of laboratory blood results in African Americans with a common gene variant that lowers white blood cell counts.

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