heart failure Archives
Advanced heart failure care now offered in Columbia
Nov. 15, 2012—Under the direction of cardiologist Rebecca Hung, M.D., Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute is offering advanced heart failure services at its Columbia, Tenn., office.
Kidney woes during heart failure
Nov. 8, 2012—Levels of the protein NGAL may be a good predictor of worsening kidney function in patients with acute heart failure.
Team effort key after employee’s cardiac arrest
Sep. 13, 2012—Mouzon Siddiqi, who has accrued 11 months of sick leave during her 37 years as a Vanderbilt employee, has to use some of those days after suffering a cardiac arrest on Sept. 6, outside the University Club.
New tool hooks heart failure drugs
Apr. 6, 2012—A new screening tool – using glowing fish embryos – could identify therapeutics for myocardial hypertrophy and heart failure.
Fishing for heart attack repair tools
Jan. 5, 2012—Managing myocardial infarction – and the resulting heart failure – remains a clinical challenge. To search for chemicals that can stimulate cardiac muscle cell production, Vanderbilt Institute of Chemical Biology investigators led by Tao Zhong, Ph.D., Terri Ni, Ph.D., and Eric Rellinger, M.D., turned to a novel drug discovery tool: zebrafish. The researchers visually screened...
Trial tests novel treatment for heart failure patients
May. 27, 2011—A new implantable device currently being studied gives heart failure patients the ability to monitor their heart and take action when their condition begins to worsen.