Natriuretic peptides (NP) are hormones released from the heart that reduce blood pressure, insulin resistance and body fat accumulation.
A Polygenic Risk Score — a genetic assessment that doctors have hoped could predict coronary heart disease (CHD) in patients — has been found not to be a useful predictive biomarker for disease risk, according to a Vanderbilt study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
An investigational drug that binds bile acids in the stomach can reduce the severity of heartburn symptoms in patients with treatment-resistant gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) when combined with a proton pump inhibitor (PPI), a new study suggests.
On Feb. 11, the Nashville Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) dedicated its dialysis unit to William Stone, MD, a nephrologist and professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, who retired from VUMC and VAMC in December after 50 years.
Infectious diseases specialist Thomas Talbot, MD, MPH, professor of Medicine and chief hospital epidemiologist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, spoke recently about the current novel coronavirus outbreak in China.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center tied for first place as the busiest heart transplant program by volume in the United States in 2019.