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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.
People with family history of bipolar disorder may 'age' more quickly than others

People with family history of bipolar disorder may 'age' more quickly than others

ACC launches educational forums to address growing burden of valvular heart disease in China

ACC launches educational forums to address growing burden of valvular heart disease in China

New report identifies lack of knowledge about heart disease in prison populations

New report identifies lack of knowledge about heart disease in prison populations

Study explores how socioeconomic factors impact severity of coronary artery disease

Study explores how socioeconomic factors impact severity of coronary artery disease

Trump plan might cut expenses for some insured patients with chronic needs

Trump plan might cut expenses for some insured patients with chronic needs

University of Birmingham joins €19 million project to develop better treatments for heart disease

University of Birmingham joins €19 million project to develop better treatments for heart disease

Study provides insights into intergenerational inheritance of epigenetic information

Study provides insights into intergenerational inheritance of epigenetic information

Dietary shift from high-fat foods to low-fat diet causes withdrawal-like symptoms in mice

Dietary shift from high-fat foods to low-fat diet causes withdrawal-like symptoms in mice

Black light helps determine disease extent of melasma in pregnant women

Black light helps determine disease extent of melasma in pregnant women

Low doses of radiation exposure linked to increased cardiovascular health risk

Low doses of radiation exposure linked to increased cardiovascular health risk

Fermented red clover extract decreases number and severity of menopausal hot flushes

Fermented red clover extract decreases number and severity of menopausal hot flushes

Working for many hours each day can increase risk of heart problems

Working for many hours each day can increase risk of heart problems

Researchers find link between harmful chemicals and chronic diseases in men

Researchers find link between harmful chemicals and chronic diseases in men

Researchers identify common genetic factors that influence muscle strength

Researchers identify common genetic factors that influence muscle strength

Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy negatively impacts development of children

Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy negatively impacts development of children

Researchers synthesize nanoparticles with superior antioxidant properties to treat sepsis

Researchers synthesize nanoparticles with superior antioxidant properties to treat sepsis

Study reveals link between coffee and low mortality

Study reveals link between coffee and low mortality

Researchers develop simpler and faster way to measure HDL's capacity to accept cholesterol

Researchers develop simpler and faster way to measure HDL's capacity to accept cholesterol

European scientists develop new handheld scanner for early-stage heart disease diagnosis

European scientists develop new handheld scanner for early-stage heart disease diagnosis

Female survivors of childhood cancer have high risk for ovarian condition that causes infertility

Female survivors of childhood cancer have high risk for ovarian condition that causes infertility