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.
Difference between weekday and weekend sleep found to be connected to negative health outcomes

Difference between weekday and weekend sleep found to be connected to negative health outcomes

Easy step enables people with type 1 diabetes to better regulate blood sugar levels

Easy step enables people with type 1 diabetes to better regulate blood sugar levels

Social jet lag emerged as significant circadian marker for health outcomes, study shows

Social jet lag emerged as significant circadian marker for health outcomes, study shows

Study finds steady decline in severe health problems for childhood cancer survivors

Study finds steady decline in severe health problems for childhood cancer survivors

Patients nearing end of life may not feel abandoned after discontinuation of cholesterol medications

Patients nearing end of life may not feel abandoned after discontinuation of cholesterol medications

UCSB polymer chemist receives Overberger International Prize for creating innovative materials

UCSB polymer chemist receives Overberger International Prize for creating innovative materials

Reducing target systolic blood pressure lowers risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality

Reducing target systolic blood pressure lowers risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality

Nearly half of adults with mood disorders experience chronic pain, survey finds

Nearly half of adults with mood disorders experience chronic pain, survey finds

Long-term stress for the mother can influence growth of unborn child through amniotic fluid

Long-term stress for the mother can influence growth of unborn child through amniotic fluid

Quitting methamphetamine use can prevent drug-related heart damage

Quitting methamphetamine use can prevent drug-related heart damage

Physical stress to mother during pregnancy can influence growth of unborn child

Physical stress to mother during pregnancy can influence growth of unborn child

Obesity causes poorer cardiovascular health in young adults

Obesity causes poorer cardiovascular health in young adults

Study examines relationship between statin use and heart structure, function

Study examines relationship between statin use and heart structure, function

Researchers discover cardioprotective genetic variant in isolated Greek population

Researchers discover cardioprotective genetic variant in isolated Greek population

Georgia State researchers renew $2.3 million federal grant for diabetic vascular disease research

Georgia State researchers renew $2.3 million federal grant for diabetic vascular disease research

Endoplasmic reticulum stress in the brain may cause non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Endoplasmic reticulum stress in the brain may cause non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Study highlights rising burden of aging and disability in the coming decade

Study highlights rising burden of aging and disability in the coming decade

Stem cell therapy using Helix transendocardial delivery system provides better results, study shows

Stem cell therapy using Helix transendocardial delivery system provides better results, study shows

SUNY Downstate researchers find three stressful work characteristics increasing in the U.S.

SUNY Downstate researchers find three stressful work characteristics increasing in the U.S.

Moderate chocolate intake linked to lower risk of atrial fibrillation

Moderate chocolate intake linked to lower risk of atrial fibrillation