Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute Archives
Technology allows bedside look inside patients’ hearts
Jul. 18, 2013—Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute physicians are taking advantage of new technology in critical care that allows them to quickly visualize the patient’s heart at the bedside.
VHVI repository helps define cardiac disease mechanisms
May. 9, 2013—Peggi Angel, Ph.D., research instructor in Biochemistry, studies congenital aortic valve stenosis in children. It’s a disease where the heart valve, which is normally very thin, becomes bloated with extracellular matrix. This occurs rapidly in some children but not in others.
Cardiovascular Research Day
Apr. 25, 2013—During Cardiovascular Research Day, keynote speaker Sekar Kathiresan, M.D., second from left, associate professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, visits with Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute’s Sergio Fazio, M.D., Ph.D., left, MacRae Linton, M.D., Thomas Wang, M.D., David Harrison, M.D., and Dan Roden, M.D.
Study takes ‘cool’ approach to reducing heart attack damage
Apr. 25, 2013—Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute is participating in a clinical study to further evaluate the safety and feasibility of rapidly lowering the body’s temperature to significantly reduce the amount of damage caused by a heart attack.
Wang to lead Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Apr. 18, 2013—Thomas Wang, M.D., has joined Vanderbilt as director of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and the physician-in-chief of the Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute.
Patient undergoes surgical first to treat his arrhythmia
Apr. 11, 2013—The state of Michael Stanbery’s health was shocking.
VUMC testing new payment system for Medicare patients
Mar. 14, 2013—Over the next three years, Medicare will test a new payment arrangement that rewards participating hospitals when Medicare patients require fewer inpatient and post-discharge services, but extracts financial penalties when patients require more of these services.
Structural heart disease clinic debuts at One Hundred Oaks
Mar. 7, 2013—Life just got a little easier for Vanderbilt patients with structural heart disease.
Photo: Heart Institute Town Hall
Feb. 21, 2013—Keith Churchwell, M.D., executive director and chief medical officer of Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute, addressed his colleagues on Valentine’s Day at the quarterly Town Hall. Patient visits to Vanderbilt Heart’s main campus clinic are projected to be on budget for the fiscal year at 130,000, he reported.
Cardiovascular Medicine chief Sawyer stepping down
Dec. 20, 2012—Doug Sawyer, M.D., Ph.D., Lisa M. Jacobson Chair of Cardiovascular Medicine and Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology, will step down as director of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and physician-in-chief of the Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute (VHVI), effective April 1, 2013. Sawyer will continue to pursue his clinical, teaching and research endeavors at VHVI....
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.
Vanderbilt Heart colleagues release “Walk the Walk” to promote Oct. 6 Nashville Heart Walk
Sep. 20, 2012—Keeping the beat has new meaning for Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute colleagues who have produced a music video to promote the American Heart Association’s Nashville Heart Walk, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 6. The video was filmed at Vanderbilt University Hospital and Fool on the Hill Recording Studio in Nashville. It was directed and produced...