Division of Cardiovascular Medicine Archives
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.
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.
New Clinician Spotlight: Jane Freedman
Sep. 8, 2021—Jane Freedman, MD, has joined Vanderbilt University Medical Center as director of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and physician-in-chief of the Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute.
Regulators of fat cell metabolism
Sep. 7, 2021—Vanderbilt researchers have discovered new details of the regulation of fat cell metabolism, findings that are important for combating obesity.
Potential protection from atherosclerosis
Aug. 19, 2021—Vanderbilt researchers have discovered a potential way to reduce atherosclerosis: blocking the modification of an HDL-associated enzyme by reactive molecules called isolevuglandins.
COVID-19 complication underdiagnosed
Jun. 17, 2021—A mysterious inflammatory syndrome linked to COVID-19 infection and first identified in children also occurs in adults, Vanderbilt researchers report.
New Clinician Spotlight: Andrew DeFilippis
Jun. 1, 2021—Andrew DeFilippis, MD, has joined Vanderbilt University Medical Center from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He began seeing patients in September 2020.
Residents, fellows step up to help care for COVID patients
Jan. 14, 2021—Following a Thanksgiving surge that led to record numbers of admissions of patients with COVID-19, residents and fellows from multiple disciplines have come together under the direction and supervision of critical care attendings to provide the best care to critically ill patients in Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit.
Freedman named director of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Jan. 7, 2021—Jane Freedman, MD, will join Vanderbilt University Medical Center as director of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and the physician-in-chief of the Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute, effective Aug. 1.
Genome editing technique “rescues” mice from accelerated aging disorder: study
Jan. 6, 2021—Researchers from the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Vanderbilt University Medical Center for the first time have used a novel genome-editing technique to “rescue” mice from progeria, a rare genetic disease that causes accelerated aging.
Technique helped treat patient’s rare pulmonary disorder
Sep. 10, 2020—Sourav Panja, PhD, a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, was working in his lab one evening last year when he began coughing up blood. Even breathing was becoming difficult.
Soy food, metabolism and the microbiome
Jul. 27, 2020—Consumption of soy foods may shape the microbiome and protect against hypertension only in individuals with soy-responsive microbiota, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered.