Vanderbilt Heart Archives
Murfreesboro heart clinic reveals power of diversity
Mar. 10, 2021—In suburban Murfreesboro, just a short drive off Interstate 24, is one of the most diverse practices and clinics in Vanderbilt Health.
New Physician Spotlight: Colin Barker
Oct. 14, 2019—Colin Barker, MD, a national leader in percutaneous heart valve therapies, has joined Vanderbilt University Medical Center as the new director of Interventional Cardiology. He began seeing patients July 2.
Vanderbilt first in Tennessee to implant novel heart support device
Oct. 21, 2015—As part of its ongoing commitment to provide excellent care for heart failure patients in Tennessee and the Southeastern U.S., Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute recently became the first medical center in the state to implant the HeartMate 3, a novel mechanical circulatory support device. Vanderbilt Heart is currently one of 60 select centers chosen...
Vanderbilt health educator suggests nine steps to a healthier heart
Feb. 11, 2015—Nine steps to a healthier heart.
As Heart Month turns 50, Vanderbilt health educator offers tips for heart health
Feb. 3, 2014—9 tips for heart health
Vanderbilt Heart opens new cardiac procedure area in hospital’s critical care tower
Jan. 13, 2014—On Feb. 3 the Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute will relocate its key procedure areas to the fifth floor of the Critical Care Tower, the Medical Center’s 11-story addition to Vanderbilt University Hospital (VUH) that opened in 2010. The Heart and Vascular Institute’s Electrophysiology Lab (EP), Cardiac Catheterization (Cath) Lab and Cardiac Observation Unit will...
VHVI first in state to implant new ventricular assist device
Jan. 9, 2013—On Monday, Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute became the first heart program in Tennessee to implant the HeartWare ventricular assist system (VAS) as a bridge to transplantation.
New song, video set to help pump up Heart Walk awareness
Sep. 13, 2012—At the inaugural Heart Walk Pep Rally last week, the Vanderbilt Heart Sounds introduced this year’s song, an original composition titled “Walk the Walk,” written by Cardiac Surgery administrative assistant Kurt Eger and cardiologist Mark Glazer, M.D.
Don’t miss the Love Your Heart Expo Wednesday
Sep. 7, 2012—September is National Cholesterol Education Month and Health Plus is encouraging faculty and staff to get cholesterol checks if recommended, and to take steps to lower cholesterol if it is high. It is also a good time to learn about lifestyle choices that can make a difference. Love Your Heart Expo is a lunchtime event...
Minimally invasive therapy eases some pulmonary embolism
Jul. 12, 2012—A pulmonary embolism (PE) is a blood clot that travels to the lungs and is one of those sneaky, and dangerous, conditions that can appear in perfectly healthy people, perhaps after a long flight or, as in the case of veteran NBC News reporter David Bloom, after sitting in a cramped military tank for several...
Vanderbilt recognized by AHA as a fit-friendly company
Apr. 20, 2012—For the fifth consecutive year, Vanderbilt has been recognized by the American Heart Association with its Platinum Level Start! Fit-friendly Company Award. This award is given to companies that demonstrate progressive leadership toward making health and wellness a priority for their workforce. Vanderbilt will receive recognition in the September issue of Fortune magazine for the...
‘Healing Broken Hearts’ to air on WTVF-Channel 5 April 23
Apr. 17, 2012—Vanderbilt Heart will present an hour-long television special on Monday, April 23, highlighting all aspects of heart care, from heart-healthy lifestyles to breakthrough technologies for treating heart disease.