Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery

Research and innovation from the cardiology experts at Vanderbilt Health Institute

Latest in Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery

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New Frontiers in Heart Transplant

Transplant pioneers harness the body’s natural rescue mechanisms to improve outcomes.
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BMI Alternative Improves Disease Prediction

Researchers put a new model to the test in predicting cardiometabolic disease risk.
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Challenges Overcome in Creation of Bioartificial Kidney

Part II: With bioengineering innovations, Team Sisyphus makes it over the top.

Medical expertise infused with integrated technology allows Vanderbilt Health specialists to build partnerships and elevate care in complex and specialized cases.

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Disruptive Proteins Culpable in Atrial Fibrillation

Study probes harm to the heart’s electrical pathways from natriuretic peptide oligomers.
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Apps Satisfy Need for Bite-Sized Physician Education

Physician-leaders are homing in on best ways to help busy clinicians weave learning into practice.
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Empagliflozin Beneficial in Early-Stage Heart Failure Cases

Multinational trial demonstrates short- and long-term benefits of the SGLT2 inhibitor for hospitalized patients.
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Creating the First Implantable Bioartificial Kidney

Part 1: From Concept to Preclinical Trials
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Hypertension Gene Improves Odds in Congenital Heart Disease

A predisposition for adult hypertension is a single-factor indicator pointing to better surgical outcomes for babies with congenital heart disease.
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Magnesium Depletion Score Highlights Risk Factors

A new estimating tool may more accurately identify deficiencies associated with serious health risks.