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Division of Cardiovascular Medicine Archives

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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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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Department of Medicine announces $1 million endowment to support diversity, inclusion efforts

Mar. 14, 2022—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Department of Medicine has announced a $1 million endowment dedicated to the department’s efforts in diversity and inclusion.

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American College of Cardiology honors Vanderbilt’s Dixon, Thomas

Mar. 10, 2022—Two fellows in Vanderbilt's Division of Cardiovascular Medicine have received awards from the American College of Cardiology and the Association of Black Cardiologists.

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Chest Pain Center receives reaccreditation from ACC

Mar. 3, 2022—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been reaccredited as a Chest Pain Center with Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) and Resuscitation.

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Study finds genetic testing useful for young AFib patients

Oct. 7, 2021—Vanderbilt research shows that genetic testing in patients with early-onset atrial fibrillation can identify variants associated with more serious cardiomyopathy and arrhythmia syndromes that may otherwise remain undiagnosed.

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Stevenson receives HFSA Lifetime Achievement Award

Sep. 23, 2021—Vanderbilt's Lynne Warner Stevenson, MD, has received  the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Heart Failure Society of America.

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