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JAMA Cardiology Archives

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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Genes and age studied as markers for higher death rate in those with atrial fibrillation

Jun. 8, 2022—Younger patients with atrial fibrillation who had rare genetic variants associated with inherited cardiomyopathy and arrythmia syndromes were associated with a significantly higher rate of death than those without the variants, a Vanderbilt-led study has shown.

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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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Self-care program for acute heart failure patients studied as standard practice

Apr. 15, 2021—Up to 25% of patients with acute heart failure (AHF) face mortality or hospital readmission within one month after being treated in the emergency department (ED).

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Heart failure study seeks to reduce hospitalizations

Dec. 17, 2020—A national study led by researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center has found that many patients who arrive at the emergency department (ED) with acute heart failure can be safely discharged with self-care guidance and frequent phone appointments, avoiding the need for hospitalization.

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Global effort tracks causes, treatment of acute heart failure

Jan. 16, 2020—Patients in North America wait a median of three hours to receive intravenous therapy for acute heart failure, while no other region in the world waited for more than 1.2 hours, according to a global study whose lead author and co-primary investigator is Sean Collins, MD, MSc, professor of Emergency Medicine.

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Hepatitis C–positive donors a viable option to expand heart donor pool

Dec. 20, 2019—Hepatitis C-positive heart donors offer a strategy to safely expand the donor pool and allow more patients to undergo transplant.

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Study finds cardiac rehab underused among Medicare patients

Nov. 21, 2019—Cardiac valve surgery patients who participate in a cardiac rehabilitation program have a 34% lower risk of hospitalizations and a 4.2% lower risk of mortality than patients who do not enroll in cardiac rehab in the year after surgery.

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‘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.

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HIV-infected people have higher risk of heart failure

Apr. 27, 2017—The first large study to report that HIV-infected people have a significantly higher risk of heart failure in the antiretroviral therapy era has been published in JAMA Cardiology.

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Study shows presence of any calcified plaque significantly raises risk of heart disease for people under age 50

Feb. 8, 2017—A major report led by Vanderbilt investigators found that the mere presence of even a small amount of calcified coronary plaque, more commonly referred to as coronary artery calcium (CAC), in people under age 50 — even small amounts — was strongly associated with increased risk of developing clinical coronary heart disease over the ensuing decade.

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