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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.
MU professor develops mandatory medical school curriculum about indigenous health

MU professor develops mandatory medical school curriculum about indigenous health

World's largest GWAS on proteomics uncovers molecular mechanisms of complex diseases

World's largest GWAS on proteomics uncovers molecular mechanisms of complex diseases

WHO’s Global Hearts initiative focuses on reducing heart disease worldwide

WHO’s Global Hearts initiative focuses on reducing heart disease worldwide

'Shuttle run test' can help identify children at increased risk of cardiovascular disease in future

'Shuttle run test' can help identify children at increased risk of cardiovascular disease in future

New report highlights serious health problems faced by spinal cord injury patients

New report highlights serious health problems faced by spinal cord injury patients

New Doppler sound digital library could save lives of people with precursors to cardiovascular disease

New Doppler sound digital library could save lives of people with precursors to cardiovascular disease

RTI study: Cardiovascular disease costs expected to reach $1.1 trillion in next two decades

RTI study: Cardiovascular disease costs expected to reach $1.1 trillion in next two decades

Intensive blood pressure control regimen could save more than 100,000 lives each year

Intensive blood pressure control regimen could save more than 100,000 lives each year

Gluten-free diets linked to increased risk for arsenic and mercury exposure

Gluten-free diets linked to increased risk for arsenic and mercury exposure

Long-term use of testosterone therapy in hypogonadal men may reduce risk of death from CV disease

Long-term use of testosterone therapy in hypogonadal men may reduce risk of death from CV disease

New study provides insights into health and aging of LGBT older adults

New study provides insights into health and aging of LGBT older adults

'Anti-ageing' hormone may play major role in development of kidney disease, study suggests

'Anti-ageing' hormone may play major role in development of kidney disease, study suggests

Expert highlights importance of genetic counseling for cancer patients

Expert highlights importance of genetic counseling for cancer patients

UCLA cardiology expert provides ten heart healthy tips for Valentine's Day

UCLA cardiology expert provides ten heart healthy tips for Valentine's Day

UTA researchers use novel technique to provide additional insight into heart failure

UTA researchers use novel technique to provide additional insight into heart failure

Scientists identify beliefs that may influence South Asian patients from taking diabetes medication

Scientists identify beliefs that may influence South Asian patients from taking diabetes medication

Novel cell therapy may repair heart damage using modified cells from facial muscle

Novel cell therapy may repair heart damage using modified cells from facial muscle

Study reveals potentially key molecular process that occurs in infective endocarditis

Study reveals potentially key molecular process that occurs in infective endocarditis

Marital status change in postmenopausal women may affect health outcomes

Marital status change in postmenopausal women may affect health outcomes

Study finds link between removal of ovaries and increased risk of heart disease, cancer and mortality

Study finds link between removal of ovaries and increased risk of heart disease, cancer and mortality