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Arteriosclerosis is a general term describing any hardening (and loss of elasticity) of medium or large arteries.
Loyola proposes new subspecialty to diagnose and treat patients with depression, heart disease

Loyola proposes new subspecialty to diagnose and treat patients with depression, heart disease

A Loyola University Medical Center psychiatrist is proposing a new subspecialty to diagnose and treat patients who suffer both depression and heart disease. He's calling it "Psychocardiology." [More]
Hydrogen sulfide may play a wide-ranging role in staving off aging

Hydrogen sulfide may play a wide-ranging role in staving off aging

Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) may play a wide-ranging role in staving off aging, according to a paper published online ahead of print in the journal Molecular and Cellular Biology. [More]

German Research Foundation approves funding for Mainz study on cardiovascular disorders

The German Research Foundation has approved funding for the Department of Internal Medicine II of the Mainz University Medical Center to promote the further study of the interrelations between the immune system and cardiovascular system disorders. [More]
Study reveals ugly cholesterol is the direct cause of ischaemic heart disease

Study reveals ugly cholesterol is the direct cause of ischaemic heart disease

The risk of ischaemic heart disease - a disease affecting some 150,000 Danes - is three times higher in persons with high levels of the so-called 'ugly' cholesterol. This is the finding of a new study of 73,000 Danes, which is shedding light on a long debate on this topic. The results have just been published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. [More]
Intramural coronary arteries indicative of vascular complications

Intramural coronary arteries indicative of vascular complications

Intramural coronary arteries, especially deep-type, are positively associated with insignificant stenosis proximal to ICA, report researchers. [More]
Excess vitamin A intake has calcification repercussions

Excess vitamin A intake has calcification repercussions

Excess dietary vitamin A intake is significantly associated with increased heart valve calcification, show results from an animal study. [More]
Study illuminates how Aldo and galectin-3 protein contribute to vascular remodeling, CHF

Study illuminates how Aldo and galectin-3 protein contribute to vascular remodeling, CHF

Cardiovascular disease will kill nearly 2.5 million people in the United States this year, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Over time, inflammation, collagen deposition and scar tissue formation can cause blood vessels to stiffen, a process called vascular fibrosis. Though researchers have known that the hormone aldosterone (Aldo) plays a role in this process, the precise mechanisms have been poorly understood. [More]

Tug of war between Hsp70 and 90 determines how much the body makes of superoxide

Two proteins are in a tug of war that determines how much the body makes of superoxide, a highly reactive and potentially destructive product of oxygen that's dramatically elevated in cardiovascular disease, researchers report. [More]
Better understanding of clotting dynamics in atherosclerosis could lead to more effective drugs

Better understanding of clotting dynamics in atherosclerosis could lead to more effective drugs

The disease atherosclerosis involves the build up of fatty tissue within arterial walls, creating unstable structures known as plaques. These plaques grow until they burst, rupturing the wall and causing the formation of a blood clot within the artery. These clots also grow until they block blood flow; in the case of the coronary artery, this can cause a heart attack. [More]
Study: Notch 1 signaling activated in abdominal aortic aneurysmal tissue

Study: Notch 1 signaling activated in abdominal aortic aneurysmal tissue

A gene known to be involved in cancer and cardiovascular development may be the cause of inflammation in the most common form of aortic aneurysm and may be a key to treatment, according to research from Nationwide Children's Hospital. [More]
Mediterranean and low-carbohydrate diets have long-lasting healthy effects

Mediterranean and low-carbohydrate diets have long-lasting healthy effects

Mediterranean and low-carbohydrate diets have lasting, healthy effects, even with partial weight regain, according to a follow-up study by researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and Israel's Nuclear Research Center. [More]
S100A1 protein critical for endothelial cell function in ischemic angiogenesis

S100A1 protein critical for endothelial cell function in ischemic angiogenesis

Restoring diminished levels of a protein shown to prevent and reverse heart failure damage could also have therapeutic applications for patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI), suggests a new preclinical study published online October 9 in Circulation Research from researchers at the Center for Translational Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University. [More]
HDL may protect against abdominal aortic aneurysm

HDL may protect against abdominal aortic aneurysm

High levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol inhibit the formation of abdominal aortic aneurysm, findings from experimental mouse models suggest. [More]

Sunshine vitamin affects cardiac outcomes

Vitamin D deficiency could increase the risk for ischemic heart disease, myocardial infarction, and early death, researchers suggest. [More]

Lonafarnib clinical trial for progeria has scientific roots in basic biology discoveries

The good news widely reported this morning of positive results from a clinical drug trial at Boston Children's Hospital for the previously "untreatable" rapid aging disorder in children known as progeria has its scientific roots in basic biology discoveries made in recent years. [More]

Low levels of vitamin D associated with higher risk of heart attack and early death

New research from the University of Copenhagen and Copenhagen University Hospital shows that low levels of vitamin D are associated with a markedly higher risk of heart attack and early death. The study involved more than 10,000 Danes and has been published in the well-reputed American journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology. [More]

Vitamin D supplements have unintended lipid consequences

Correcting vitamin D levels in individuals at risk for cardiovascular disease may have detrimental effects on their lipid profiles, report researchers. [More]
Study questions use of vitamin D supplements to improve cholesterol

Study questions use of vitamin D supplements to improve cholesterol

Vitamin D has been touted for its beneficial effects on a range of human systems, from enhancing bone health to reducing the risk of developing certain cancers. But it does not improve cholesterol levels, according to a new study conducted at The Rockefeller University Hospital. [More]

Renal denervation regenerates blood vessels and could reduce cardiovascular events

Renal denervation improves blood pressure and arterial stiffness in patients with therapy resistant hypertension, according to research presented at ESC Congress 2012 by Mr Klaas Franzen from the University Hospital of Schleswig-Holstein. [More]
Researchers discover new genetic disease related to vitamin B12 deficiency

Researchers discover new genetic disease related to vitamin B12 deficiency

Vitamin B12 is essential to human health. However, some people have inherited conditions that leave them unable to process vitamin B12. As a result they are prone to serious health problems, including developmental delay, psychosis, stroke and dementia. An international research team recently discovered a new genetic disease related to vitamin B12 deficiency by identifying a gene that is vital to the transport of vitamin into the cells of the body. [More]