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Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute Archives

Multiple procedures, devices help heart patient pull through

Aug. 23, 2012—After Stacey Browning, R.N., a Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit charge nurse, got a report on a heart attack patient who was being transported to her unit from an outside hospital, her immediate thought was, “They are sending us a patient we are not going to be able to recover.”

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Town hall meeting outlines Heart Institute’s busy year

Aug. 16, 2012—The Department of Cardiac Surgery experienced its highest case volume to date with 1,245 adult cardiac surgeries at Vanderbilt University Hospital during the last fiscal year, according to department chair John Byrne, M.D., who spoke at Vanderbilt Heart’s quarterly town hall on Friday.

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Time was critical for new mother’s heart surgery

Aug. 9, 2012—Two weeks after giving birth to her second child on July 10, 31-year-old Samantha Neal began to experience chest pain. Initially diagnosed with a gall bladder issue in her local ER, her true diagnosis would prove much more serious and potentially life-threatening.

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VHVI reaches milestone in heart valve procedures

Aug. 2, 2012—Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute recently performed its 100th transcatheter aortic heart valve-replacement (TAVR) on 91-year-old Murline Westover from Lavinia, Tenn.

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Hall of Famer Raymond Berry sports Vanderbilt tie at Super Bowl XLVI

Feb. 6, 2012—Raymond Berry, a former wide receiver for the Baltimore Colts, member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and former coach of the New England Patriots, wore a little bit of Vanderbilt at Sunday’s Super Bowl XLVI when he presented the Vince Lombardi trophy to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell following the game between the New...

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Hall of Famer plans to sport Vanderbilt tie while presenting Super Bowl trophy

Feb. 4, 2012—Raymond Berry, a former wide receiver for the Baltimore Colts, member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and former coach of the New England Patriots, plans to be wearing a little bit of Vanderbilt at tomorrow’s Super Bowl XLVI where he will present the Vince Lombardi trophy to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell following the...

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Number of heart transplants at VUMC on rise

Jan. 5, 2012—Vanderbilt University Medical Center usually performs about 15 heart transplants a year. Since August, however, the program has experienced a surge in the number of procedures. In five months there have been 19 transplantations, bringing the total number in 2011 to 25 adult heart transplants, with a 100 percent survival rate among adults. In fact,...

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VHVI at Williamson Medical Center set to open

Jan. 5, 2012—Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute (VHVI) is relocating its cardiac practice in Williamson County and announcing the addition of five cardiologists. Formerly located at 2105 Edward Curd Lane in Franklin, Tenn., the practice will relocate to 4323 Carothers Pkwy., Suite 405, within the Williamson Tower, the medical office building attached to Williamson Medical Center in...

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Study points to personal treatment for atrial fibrillation

Dec. 6, 2011—Individuals with atrial fibrillation who have a particular genetic variant respond better to rate control therapy.

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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.

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