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Atherosclerosis is the progressive buildup of plaque - the fatty deposits and other cells - in the inner walls of the arteries. The condition is a consequence of elevated cholesterol and for many it's a silent disease, with no visible signs or symptoms. The disease can begin in early adulthood and continues to progress for the rest of a person's life. Despite the serious nature of atherosclerosis, many people do not understand how it develops and progresses.
New chemosensor offers better sensitivity in detecting biomarker for cancer and inflammatory diseases

New chemosensor offers better sensitivity in detecting biomarker for cancer and inflammatory diseases

A new technique offers better sensitivity and accuracy in detecting an essential biomarker of cancer and inflammatory diseases. [More]
Researchers identify protein that plays key role in LDL accumulation in blood vessels

Researchers identify protein that plays key role in LDL accumulation in blood vessels

A Yale-led research team identified a protein that plays an important role in the buildup of LDL cholesterol in blood vessels. [More]
MGH researchers find following healthy lifestyle can mitigate genetic risk of heart disease

MGH researchers find following healthy lifestyle can mitigate genetic risk of heart disease

It is well known that following a healthy lifestyle -- not smoking, avoiding excess weight and getting regular exercise - can reduce the risk of heart disease. [More]
New guidelines recommend use of antiplatelet therapy and exercise program for treatment of PAD

New guidelines recommend use of antiplatelet therapy and exercise program for treatment of PAD

New guidelines for the treatment of peripheral artery disease (PAD), include recommendations on the use of antiplatelet therapy to reduce the risk of blood clots and statin drugs to lower cholesterol and advise PAD patients to participate in a structured exercise program. [More]
CRF to release new international journal focusing on diagnosis, treatment of structural heart disease

CRF to release new international journal focusing on diagnosis, treatment of structural heart disease

The Cardiovascular Research Foundation announced that it will launch a new international journal focusing on the diagnosis and treatment of structural heart disease and the importance of the heart team in managing these disorders. [More]
Consumption of high oleic, Omega-3 enriched canola oil decreases risk of cardiovascular disease

Consumption of high oleic, Omega-3 enriched canola oil decreases risk of cardiovascular disease

Scientists from the University of Granada, the CIDAF, and the Richardson Centre for Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals at Canada have proven that the consumption of high oleic canola oil enriched with Omega-3 significantly reduces the concentration of triglycerides in the blood. [More]
New study to explore impact of vitamin K supplement on cardiovascular health of obese children

New study to explore impact of vitamin K supplement on cardiovascular health of obese children

Researchers want to know whether a vitamin K supplement is an effective, inexpensive way to help reduce the cardiovascular risk of obese children. [More]
Researchers identify two new potential drug targets for treating atherosclerosis

Researchers identify two new potential drug targets for treating atherosclerosis

Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital have found two new potential drug targets for treating arterial diseases such as atherosclerosis. [More]
OCT offers safe and better guidance for patients undergoing PCI to treat coronary artery disease

OCT offers safe and better guidance for patients undergoing PCI to treat coronary artery disease

Optical coherence tomography (OCT) provides safe and improved guidance for patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention to treat coronary artery disease, according to results from the ILLUMIEN III: OPTIMIZE PCI trial. [More]
Senescent cells drive plaque formation in animal models of atherosclerosis, research shows

Senescent cells drive plaque formation in animal models of atherosclerosis, research shows

Atherosclerosis is a disease in which arteries narrow due to plaques. That narrowing can lead to heart attacks and strokes -- both of which are leading causes of death in the U.S. [More]
High blood pressure in middle age could be potential risk factor for Alzheimer's disease

High blood pressure in middle age could be potential risk factor for Alzheimer's disease

High blood pressure in middle age can lead to impaired cognition and is a potential risk factor for Alzheimer's disease, according to a statement from the American Heart Association co-authored by Loyola Medicine neurologist José Biller, MD. [More]
Texas Biomed researcher seeks to identify molecular mechanisms underlying early atherosclerosis

Texas Biomed researcher seeks to identify molecular mechanisms underlying early atherosclerosis

Texas Biomedical Research Institute Staff Scientist Dr. Genesio Karere was recently awarded a $609,568 grant from the National Institutes of Health to study and identify molecular mechanisms underlying early atherosclerosis. [More]
Scientists suggest potential approach of lowering tau levels to thwart Alzheimer's disease

Scientists suggest potential approach of lowering tau levels to thwart Alzheimer's disease

Taking a pill that prevents the accumulation of toxic molecules in the brain might someday help prevent or delay Alzheimer's disease, according to scientists at Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children's Hospital and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. [More]
Optical and PET/CT activity-based probes could help in non-invasive imaging of atherosclerotic plaques

Optical and PET/CT activity-based probes could help in non-invasive imaging of atherosclerotic plaques

Researchers at Stanford University have demonstrated for the first time the use of a dual optical and PET/CT activity-based probe to detect atherosclerotic plaques. The study is published in the October issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. [More]
Scientists develop smart drug that safely removes fat from liver and blood vessels

Scientists develop smart drug that safely removes fat from liver and blood vessels

Scientists from the Technical University of Munich and Helmholtz Zentrum München have developed a ‘smart’ drug that safely clears the liver of fat and prevents blood vessels from clogging up. [More]
Calcium supplements may raise risk of plaque buildup in arteries and heart damage

Calcium supplements may raise risk of plaque buildup in arteries and heart damage

After analyzing 10 years of medical tests on more than 2,700 people in a federally funded heart disease study, researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine and elsewhere conclude that taking calcium in the form of supplements may raise the risk of plaque buildup in arteries and heart damage, although a diet high in calcium-rich foods appears be protective. [More]
Smoking linked to thicker heart walls and worse heart function

Smoking linked to thicker heart walls and worse heart function

Smoking is associated with thicker heart walls and reduction in the heart's pumping ability, two factors associated with increased risk of heart failure, according to new research in the American Heart Association's journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging. [More]
Scientists identify molecule in liver cells that regulates release of fats into the bloodstream

Scientists identify molecule in liver cells that regulates release of fats into the bloodstream

ETH researchers have discovered a molecule in liver cells that controls the release of fat into the bloodstream. This "lock keeper" is present in large quantities in overweight people and leads indirectly to vascular narrowing. [More]
NTU scientists develop new test kit for rapid detection of inflammation in diabetic patients

NTU scientists develop new test kit for rapid detection of inflammation in diabetic patients

Scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore have developed a new kit that will allow doctors to find out within minutes if diabetic patients are suffering from inflammation. [More]
Researchers discover gene variants linked to thoracic aortic dissections

Researchers discover gene variants linked to thoracic aortic dissections

On Super Bowl Sunday, Tina Wilkins was relaxing in her recliner while she chatted on the phone with her mother and waited for the game to begin. She had recently lost 63 pounds and was in better shape than she had been in years. [More]
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