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The Vanderbilt Heart Sounds Pump Up The Volume With "Walk the Walk"


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"Keeping the beat" has new meaning for Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute colleagues who have produced a music video to promote heart health in time for the American Heart Association's Nashville Heart Walk, scheduled for Saturday, October 6th at 10:00 AM on the Vanderbilt campus. Festivities begin at 8:00 AM.

The Vanderbilt Heart Sounds introduced this year's song, an original composition titled october links image Walk the Walk, written by Cardiac Surgery administrative assistant Kurt Eger and cardiologist Mark Glazer, MD, and features lead vocalist David Kim along with Margaret Morrison, Scott Guyton, Laura Tortora, Mark Glazer and Kurt Eger.

The video was filmed at Vanderbilt University Hospital and Fool on the Hill Recording Studio in Nashville. It was directed and produced by Casey Culver.

"This is our way of reminding folks the Heart Walk is an extremely important fundraiser for Vanderbilt's research efforts as we continue to study ways to improve the heart health of Tennesseans, who have one of the highest rates of heart disease in the country," says cardiologist Mark Glazer, MD, who hopes the video will draw attention to the following:

  • To remind people that cardiovascular disease is the number 1 killer of Americans
  • To remind people that cardiovascular disease does not affect just men and the elderly
  • To remind people that walking is a great way to promote good health
  • To try to get a dance which Dr. Glazer was quite expert at in the 1960s—the Jerk—back into mainstream American society

"We expect over 10,000 people to participate, and the Vanderbilt Heart Sounds will be performing the song live at the event. It is high energy and great fun!" adds Glazer.

Clearly the ISHLT members at Vanderbilt are very proud of the video production:

"They are talented — you can tell we live in Music City! I am very happy that [the ISHLT Links] is promoting this. The second year cardiology fellows work really hard to raise a lot of money and we all participate." — Jennifer N. Fosnot, PharmD

"This is only the latest in a series of music videos produced for the Heart Walk. Dr. Mark Glazer, one of our interventional cardiologists, is truly the brains behind the operation. Not only does Dr. Glazer provide excellent care to our transplant patients in the cath lab, but he is our "motivator in chief" and has helped make the Nashville Heart Walk a hugely successful event. Every year Dr. Glazer raises the bar with his songs and enthusiasm. His energy has helped make the Heart Walk an unmissable event that our patients and staff look forward to every year. I'm sure Dr. Glazer will be thrilled to have the video featured in the ISHLT newsletter. Two of our heart transplant recipients are featured in the video as well!! — Andrew J Lenneman, MD

And there's more! Check out october links image Mission Impossible: Heart Walk Crisis from the Vanderbilt 2nd year fellows in support of the Heart Walk.