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.
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

New test measures blood concentrations of plasma ceramides to predict risk for heart attacks, strokes

New test measures blood concentrations of plasma ceramides to predict risk for heart attacks, strokes

Zika virus may also cause serious cardiovascular complications, research shows

Zika virus may also cause serious cardiovascular complications, research shows

Wearable biosensors can track physiological changes linked to illness

Wearable biosensors can track physiological changes linked to illness

Impotence drugs may have life-prolonging effect on heart attack patients, research suggests

Impotence drugs may have life-prolonging effect on heart attack patients, research suggests

High levels of folate during pregnancy may decrease hypertension risk in children

High levels of folate during pregnancy may decrease hypertension risk in children

EuroPrevent 2017 to explore innovative ideas in preventive cardiology

EuroPrevent 2017 to explore innovative ideas in preventive cardiology

BUSM researchers participate in five-year program to develop biomarkers for small vessel disease

BUSM researchers participate in five-year program to develop biomarkers for small vessel disease

Study shows how ‘secondhand sugar’ can pass from mother to infant through breast milk

Study shows how ‘secondhand sugar’ can pass from mother to infant through breast milk

AAD launches new campaign to raise awareness of impact of skin diseases

AAD launches new campaign to raise awareness of impact of skin diseases

Researchers probe potential link between gut microbiota and poor artery health

Researchers probe potential link between gut microbiota and poor artery health

Workers without paid sick leave less likely to receive preventive health care screenings, study finds

Workers without paid sick leave less likely to receive preventive health care screenings, study finds

Women less likely to be screened for heart disease risk factors than men, study finds

Women less likely to be screened for heart disease risk factors than men, study finds

New PET radiotracer can quickly, non-invasively detect life-threatening atherosclerotic plaques

New PET radiotracer can quickly, non-invasively detect life-threatening atherosclerotic plaques

Researchers examine combined impact of BMI and physical activity on cardiovascular disease

Researchers examine combined impact of BMI and physical activity on cardiovascular disease

Desk-bound jobs linked to bigger waists and increased risk of heart disease

Desk-bound jobs linked to bigger waists and increased risk of heart disease

AGA creates Obesity Practice Guide for effective weight management in obese patients

AGA creates Obesity Practice Guide for effective weight management in obese patients

OU study identifies numeracy as decision delay risk factor for individuals experiencing ACS

OU study identifies numeracy as decision delay risk factor for individuals experiencing ACS

Activated T-cells promote heart failure after heart attack

Activated T-cells promote heart failure after heart attack