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Preempting sudden cardiac death

July 07, 2022

Inherited syndromes arising from rare genetic variants that cause cardiac arrhythmia (abnormal heart rhythm) are the most common cause of unexplained sudden death in people 15 to 30 years old. Yet it is difficult to distinguish benign (harmless) variants from those that are pathogenic. 

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Food allergy linked to lower risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection

June 10, 2022

People with food allergies are surprisingly less likely to become infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, than people without them, a study funded by the National Institutes of Health and co-led by Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Tina Hartert, MD, MPH, has found.

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VUMC renewed as a Comprehensive Hypertension Center

June 02, 2022

The Vanderbilt Comprehensive Hypertension Center has been awarded renewal of the American Heart Association’s Comprehensive Hypertension Center Certification, to recognize the center’s commitment to following proven, research-based treatment guidelines to care for people with complex or…

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