Evan Brittain Archives
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.
American Society for Clinical Investigation honors 10 Vanderbilt physicians
Feb. 9, 2023—by Bill Snyder Four Vanderbilt University Medical Center faculty members have been elected this year to membership in the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI), the organization has announced. Four others from VUMC have received ASCI Council Young Physician Scientist Awards this year, and two have received ASCI Emerging Generation Awards. Founded in 1908, the...
Counting steps can reduce disease risk: study
Oct. 10, 2022—A Vanderbilt study found that using a wearable activity tracker to count and increase the number and intensity of steps taken daily can reduce the risk of several common, chronic diseases.
Study suggests new threshold for diagnosing PAH
Aug. 13, 2020—Doctors diagnosing pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) — elevated pulmonary pressure due to an issue in the small vessels of the lung — rely on a hemodynamic threshold set in the early 1970s to determine whether patients would be candidates for pulmonary vasodilator therapy.
‘Borderline’ lung hypertension should not be ignored: studies
Sep. 6, 2018—Pulmonary hypertension is a common complication of chronic diseases that occurs when there is increased blood pressure in the arteries carrying blood from the right side of the heart to the lungs.
Clue to pulmonary hypertension
Apr. 13, 2017—Vanderbilt investigators have studied the relationship between race, cardiometabolic traits and pulmonary hypertension.
Former heart patient inspired to create Discovery Science Fund
Jun. 11, 2015—Two vastly different causes of heart failure, both of which can devastate a patient’s life, are being studied at Vanderbilt University Medical Center thanks, in part, to the generosity of a grateful patient whose own damaged heart was repaired at Vanderbilt more than five years ago.