Cardiovascular Disease News and Research

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 700,000 people die annually of cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular disease involves the heart and vessels and is the number one killer in the U.S. accounting for nearly 30-percent of all deaths. Cardiovascular disease has a number of forms but the most common are myocardial infarction and angina pectoris which affect the heart itself. There are well known environmental risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease such as smoking, diet, inactivity and increased alcohol use. Heredity also plays a factor in cardiovascular disease since other risk factors like high blood pressure and high LDL cholesterol tend to run in families. Cardiovascular disease can be reduced by controlling environmental factors and understanding the genetic factors that put people at greater risk for heart disease.
Medicare's competitive bidding program reduces access to diabetes testing supplies, survey finds

Medicare's competitive bidding program reduces access to diabetes testing supplies, survey finds

Statin drugs may offer treatment option for chronic liver disease

Statin drugs may offer treatment option for chronic liver disease

Researchers unravel how drug interacts with ribosome to halt protein production

Researchers unravel how drug interacts with ribosome to halt protein production

Direct-to-consumer ‘low-T’ medication advertising increases prescriptions but may not improve health

Direct-to-consumer ‘low-T’ medication advertising increases prescriptions but may not improve health

Insulin resistance linked to more rapid decline in cognitive performance

Insulin resistance linked to more rapid decline in cognitive performance

New gene-silencing drugs cut cholesterol levels by half in early research

New gene-silencing drugs cut cholesterol levels by half in early research

Modern guidelines may miss some African-Americans eligible for statin therapy

Modern guidelines may miss some African-Americans eligible for statin therapy

Many Canadian family doctors still use manual devices to measure blood pressure, study shows

Many Canadian family doctors still use manual devices to measure blood pressure, study shows

Moderate exercise may benefit patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Moderate exercise may benefit patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

New class of cholesterol-lowering drug alongside statins can reduce risk of cardiovascular diseases

New class of cholesterol-lowering drug alongside statins can reduce risk of cardiovascular diseases

Nocturia is the top cause of sleep disturbance

Nocturia is the top cause of sleep disturbance

Why don’t patients always discuss hyperglycemia with their doctor?

Why don’t patients always discuss hyperglycemia with their doctor?

Tulane researcher aims to improve hormone replacement therapy for post-menopausal women

Tulane researcher aims to improve hormone replacement therapy for post-menopausal women

Continuation of statins may improve survival following heart surgery, research shows

Continuation of statins may improve survival following heart surgery, research shows

New report estimates economic burden of lung disease in the UK

New report estimates economic burden of lung disease in the UK

Over-the-counter NSAIDs linked to elevated risk of cardiac arrest, study finds

Over-the-counter NSAIDs linked to elevated risk of cardiac arrest, study finds

AASM’s new guideline provides recommendations for diagnosis of sleep apnea in adults

AASM’s new guideline provides recommendations for diagnosis of sleep apnea in adults

Novel androgens play major role in development of PCOS, research shows

Novel androgens play major role in development of PCOS, research shows

Fertility therapy failure linked to greater risk of long-term cardiovascular disease

Fertility therapy failure linked to greater risk of long-term cardiovascular disease

Severe hypoglycemic episode in people with diabetes may increase risk for heart disease, death

Severe hypoglycemic episode in people with diabetes may increase risk for heart disease, death