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Arteries stiffen as a consequence of age and atherosclerosis. The two leading causes of death in the developed world, myocardial infarction and stroke, are both a direct consequence of atherosclerosis. Increased arterial stiffness is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular events.
Non-surgical gum disease treatment reduces thickness of wall of arteries

Non-surgical gum disease treatment reduces thickness of wall of arteries

A simple non-surgical gum disease treatment markedly reduces the thickness of the wall of the arteries, a risk factor for heart disease, according to a first of its kind study among Aboriginal Australians. [More]
Compliance with CPAP therapy may help prevent cardiovascular complications

Compliance with CPAP therapy may help prevent cardiovascular complications

A new study suggests that continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy rapidly improves blood pressure and arterial tone in adults with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). [More]
Study suggests that stiff arteries alone enough to cause high BP in "virtual human"

Study suggests that stiff arteries alone enough to cause high BP in "virtual human"

High blood pressure is highly age-related and affects more than 1 billion people worldwide. But doctors can't fully explain the cause of 90 per cent of all cases. A computer model of a "virtual human" suggests that stiff arteries alone are enough to cause high blood pressure. [More]
Metabolic syndrome linked to BP variability

Metabolic syndrome linked to BP variability

Blood pressure variability is increased in patients with the metabolic syndrome, shows an analysis of NHANES III data. [More]
Effects of blueberry powder on blood pressure and arterial stiffness in postmenopausal women

Effects of blueberry powder on blood pressure and arterial stiffness in postmenopausal women

Initial research out of Florida State University investigated whether daily consumption of a freeze-dried blueberry powder supplement resulted in a reduction of blood pressure and arterial stiffness, a measure of cardiovascular disease risk, in postmenopausal women with pre- and stage 1-hypertension. [More]
Researchers analyze impact of chocolate consumption in vascular health

Researchers analyze impact of chocolate consumption in vascular health

It might seem too good to be true, but dark chocolate is good for you and scientists now know why. Dark chocolate helps restore flexibility to arteries while also preventing white blood cells from sticking to the walls of blood vessels. [More]
Vitamin D deficiency may lead to stiffening of blood vessels

Vitamin D deficiency may lead to stiffening of blood vessels

UV-B radiation in sunlight is the most important factor for the production of vitamin D, and that is why many people suffer from low levels of vitamin D during the winter months. [More]
Esaote to showcase Prevention Suite for cardiovascular assessment at EuroEcho-Imaging conference

Esaote to showcase Prevention Suite for cardiovascular assessment at EuroEcho-Imaging conference

This year’s EuroEcho-Imaging conference in Istanbul, Turkey (11-14 December) will see global medical imaging manufacturer, Esaote, showcase Prevention Suite: a unique package of ultrasound imaging modalities for both cardiac and vascular investigations. Prevention Suite provides clinicians with a wide range of tools for assessing a patient’s risk of cardiovascular disease quickly and reliably, often before symptoms occur. It is regarded as providing a ‘step change’ in terms of early detection and prevention of cardiovascular disease using ultrasound. [More]
Cranberries' unique bioactive compounds improve heart health and temper inflammation

Cranberries' unique bioactive compounds improve heart health and temper inflammation

Cranberries are more than a holiday favorite, given their remarkable nutritional and health benefits. A new research review published in the international journal Advances in Nutrition provides reasons why these tiny berries can be front and center and not just a side dish. The review authors conclude that cranberries provide unique bioactive compounds that may help reduce the incidence of certain infections, improve heart health and temper inflammation. [More]
Metabolic syndrome components signal resistant hypertension

Metabolic syndrome components signal resistant hypertension

Chinese patients with hypertension that is difficult to treat often have poor cardiometabolic profiles, shows an analysis of the HOT-CHINA study. [More]
Elderly people with hardening of arteries are more likely to have beta-amyloid plaques in brain

Elderly people with hardening of arteries are more likely to have beta-amyloid plaques in brain

Even for elderly people with no signs of dementia, those with hardening of the arteries are more likely to also have the beta-amyloid plaques in the brain that are a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease, according to a study published in the October 16, 2013, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. [More]
Vitamin D supplementation does not improve blood pressure in hypertension patients

Vitamin D supplementation does not improve blood pressure in hypertension patients

Vitamin D supplementation does not appear to improve blood pressure or markers of vascular health in older patients with isolated systolic hypertension (a common type of high blood pressure), according to a study by Miles D. Witham, Ph.D., of the University of Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom, and colleagues. [More]
New study examines arterial stiffening in young, healthy population

New study examines arterial stiffening in young, healthy population

Indiana University researchers found that people in their 20s already began to demonstrate arterial stiffening -- when arteries become less compliant as blood pumps through the body -- but their highly active peers did not. [More]
Aortic arch pulse wave velocity predicts disease of the vessels that supply blood to the brain

Aortic arch pulse wave velocity predicts disease of the vessels that supply blood to the brain

Aortic arch pulse wave velocity, a measure of arterial stiffness, is a strong independent predictor of disease of the vessels that supply blood to the brain, according to a new study published in the June issue the journal Radiology. [More]
Metabolic risk factors in overweight children linked with mild artery wall stiffness

Metabolic risk factors in overweight children linked with mild artery wall stiffness

Metabolic disorders, such as excess abdominal fat, raised blood pressure, higher levels of insulin, glucose and triglycerides and lower levels of the beneficial HDL cholesterol can be found in children as young as 6 to 8 years of age, according to a study carried out at the University of Eastern Finland. [More]
Omeros' GPCR platform unlocks new drug targets against multiple sclerosis

Omeros' GPCR platform unlocks new drug targets against multiple sclerosis

Omeros Corporation today announced positive data in the most commonly used model for studying the clinical and pathological features of multiple sclerosis (MS), further advancing its development program of GPR17-targeting compounds for the treatment of MS. Compounds previously discovered by Omeros that inhibit GPR17, an orphan G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) unlocked by Omeros, significantly improved function from experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) in mice. [More]
Nutrisystem reduces arterial stiffness associated with menopause and obesity

Nutrisystem reduces arterial stiffness associated with menopause and obesity

Arturo Figueroa, a researcher in the Florida State University College of Human Sciences, has confirmed with a team of researchers that Nutrisystem, with or without low intense resistance exercise, improves arterial function in obese, postmenopausal women. [More]
Arterial elasticity link to lung function

Arterial elasticity link to lung function

People with reduced arterial elasticity may have impaired lung function, and vice versa, say US researchers. [More]
ETA receptor antagonism reduces novel cardiovascular risk factors in patients with CKD

ETA receptor antagonism reduces novel cardiovascular risk factors in patients with CKD

Blocking the receptor for proteins that constrict blood vessels reduces markers of heart-related problems in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). [More]
Patients with obstructive sleep apnea have same early cardiovascular damage as diabetics

Patients with obstructive sleep apnea have same early cardiovascular damage as diabetics

Patients with obstructive sleep apnea have the same early cardiovascular damage as diabetics, according to research presented at EUROECHO and other Imaging Modalities 2012. [More]