Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute Archives
Novel program gives congenital heart disease patients new options
Aug. 23, 2018—Experts at the Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute are forging new ground in the development of a first-of-its-kind program aimed at adults with congenital heart disease (ACHD).
Multiple options help atrial fibrillation patients
Feb. 22, 2018—Since launching its program offering patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF) an alternative treatment to reduce their risk of stroke and avoiding long-term use of blood thinners, the Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute (VHVI) has consistently ranked among the top centers in the country for the implantation of left atrial appendage closure (LAAC) devices.
Bypass surgery program lauded
Feb. 15, 2018—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) was recognized as the No. 1 hospital in Tennessee for Medical Excellence in Coronary Bypass Surgery by CareChex in its 2018 Quality Rating Analysis.
Health Plus presents the Love Your Heart Expo Feb. 28 for National Heart Month
Feb. 14, 2018—You can greatly reduce your heart-disease risk through a healthy lifestyle, and Health Plus encourages you to take action by attending the Love Your Heart expo.
Wear Red Day
Feb. 8, 2018—Members of Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute (VHVI) gathered for a photo last week to recognize National Wear Red Day.
My Southern Health: Why young men should pay attention to high blood pressure
Jan. 26, 2018—Regular blood-pressure checks could improve health and reduce cardiovascular risks, says Vanderbilt's Heart and Vascular Institute.
Heart program named among best in nation
Oct. 5, 2017—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has been named to the 2017 Becker’s Hospital Review list of the 100 Hospitals With Great Heart Programs.
Shah named to lead Department of Cardiac Surgery
Jul. 20, 2017—Ashish Shah, M.D., director of Heart Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support at Vanderbilt, has been named chair of the Department of Cardiac Surgery.
New clinic focuses on treating complex arterial disorders
Feb. 23, 2017—When Jessica Biggs first met Esther Kim, M.D., associate professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt, the 33-year-old burst into tears.
Love Your Heart Expo Feb. 22; Know Your Numbers and win prizes
Feb. 15, 2017—The Love Your Heart Expo is scheduled From 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, in the Light Hall North Lobby.
VUMC testing device to reduce stroke risk in arrhythmia patients
Feb. 9, 2017—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is the first in the state to enroll patients in a clinical trial testing the effectiveness of the newest implantable device used to reduce stroke risk in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF), the most common form of arrhythmia.
New center focuses on Marfan syndrome, aortic disease
Jan. 5, 2017—With the recent opening of the Vanderbilt Marfan Syndrome and Aortic Disorders Center, the state’s only comprehensive clinic serving entire families, hundreds of patients with connective tissue disorders now have a one-stop shop for health care.