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AHA grant creates coalition to prevent heart disease, stroke

Jul. 10, 2014—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is one of four institutions that are part of a new research network aimed at preventing heart disease and stroke, the two leading causes of death in the world.

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Development and disease in the aorta

Apr. 2, 2014—Smooth muscle cells that line the aorta differ in development but not in the adult, a finding that has implications for understanding aortic development and disease.

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Vanderbilt Hypertension Clinic receives national comprehension designation

Jan. 29, 2014—The American Society of Hypertension (ASH) has recognized the Vanderbilt Hypertension Clinic as an ASH Designated Comprehensive Hypertension Center. The designation highlights Vanderbilt’s expertise in evaluating, diagnosing and treating high blood pressure – particularly treatment-resistant forms of the condition. Hypertension is a major risk factor for heart disease, stroke, aneurysms and kidney disease. Nearly 70...

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Profiling heart cells

May. 10, 2013—A “profile” of the genes and regulatory networks that govern early heart valve development lay the groundwork for generating valves from a patient’s own cells.

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Early study reveals ‘nuclear’ strategy for atherosclerosis

Apr. 18, 2013—Vanderbilt University scientists have discovered a potential new strategy for lowering cholesterol and triglyceride levels and stopping atherosclerosis and fatty liver disease.

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Don’t miss the Love Your Heart Expo Wednesday

Sep. 7, 2012—September is National Cholesterol Education Month and Health Plus is encouraging faculty and staff to get cholesterol checks if recommended, and to take steps to lower cholesterol if it is high. It is also a good time to learn about lifestyle choices that can make a difference. Love Your Heart Expo is a lunchtime event...

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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.

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Mixed results define 2012 Tennessee Men’s Health Report Card

Jun. 12, 2012—Heart disease is still the leading cause of death for men in Tennessee and cancer deaths continue to move further away from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Healthy People 2020 goal, according to the 2012 Tennessee Men’s Health Report Card.

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Obesity turns “good” cholesterol bad

Mar. 21, 2012—Studies offer new insights into how obesity impairs the function of HDL, the “good” cholesterol.

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Move out, cholesterol

Dec. 8, 2011—Compounds developed at Vanderbilt could offer a whole new way to treat atherosclerosis.

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