Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery

Research and innovation from the cardiology experts at Vanderbilt Health Institute

Latest in Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery

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Controlled Diuresis Model Manages Heart Failure

New strategy employs urine monitoring frequently for detailed guidance.
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Gene Variations Linked to Glaucoma Risk

Risk variants of primary open-angle glaucoma may be ancestry-specific, sex-specific, or both.
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Stoking Successful Heart Replacement in Adults with CHD

Vanderbilt transplant expert weighs in on how to set up CHD patients to survive and thrive after transplantation.

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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Neuropathies Examined in Hereditary Amyloid Disease

Research is exploring incidence of peripheral system involvement to facilitate earlier diagnosis and treatment.
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New Link Between Menopause and Heart Failure

While early menopause is a known risk factor for heart disease, obesity puts other women at risk.
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Exceptional Growth for Amyloidosis Care

Vanderbilt soars with emerging therapeutics and is the first dedicated amyloidosis treatment center in Tennessee.
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Regular Sleep Schedule Cuts Cardiovascular Risk

Study reports consistent sleep creates benefits for diverse patients.
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Aortic Arch Stent Trial Hits Phase 3

NEXUS, a novel catheter-based system, could replace open surgery for aortic arch aneurysm repair.
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More Support Helps Fast-Metabolizing Smokers Kick the Habit

Fast metabolizers respond to combo of enhanced nicotine replacement therapy and counseling.