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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.
Study shows widespread underdiagnosis of hypertension and prehypertension in U.S. children

Study shows widespread underdiagnosis of hypertension and prehypertension in U.S. children

Hypertension and prehypertension in children often go undiagnosed, according to a new study published today in Pediatrics. [More]
Researchers call sun avoidance as emerging health problem in the U.S.

Researchers call sun avoidance as emerging health problem in the U.S.

A landmark study published Friday in the Journal Dermato-Endocrinology has world-renowned researchers calling insufficient sun exposure an emerging health problem in the United States. [More]
Adolescent obesity may lead to irreparable bone damage

Adolescent obesity may lead to irreparable bone damage

Teenagers who are obese may be doing irreparable damage to their bones, according to a new study being presented next week at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America. [More]
Mount Sinai cardiologists receive awards at AHA Scientific Sessions 2016

Mount Sinai cardiologists receive awards at AHA Scientific Sessions 2016

​Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, Director of Mount Sinai Heart and Physician-in-Chief of The Mount Sinai Hospital, and Jeffrey W. Olin, DO, FAHA, Professor of Cardiology and Director of the Vascular Medicine and Vascular Diagnostics Laboratory at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, received awards at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, November 12-16, 2016. [More]
Short and fragmented sleep may worsen kidney function in patients with CKD

Short and fragmented sleep may worsen kidney function in patients with CKD

Not getting enough quality sleep was linked with worsening kidney function in a study of patients with chronic kidney disease. The findings will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2016 November 15¬-20 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. [More]
Intensive SBP lowering may prevent over 100,000 deaths in the U.S. annually, study finds

Intensive SBP lowering may prevent over 100,000 deaths in the U.S. annually, study finds

Intensive systolic blood pressure (SBP) lowering may prevent more than 100,000 deaths in the United States each year, according to a study that will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2016 November 15¬-20 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. [More]
UAB researchers show how aging and excess dietary fat lead to heart failure

UAB researchers show how aging and excess dietary fat lead to heart failure

In mouse experiments, University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers have shown how aging and excess dietary fat create signals that lead to heart failure after a heart attack. [More]
How toxic is your stress?

How toxic is your stress?

The term “stress” originates not in our minds or bodies, but from physics. It is the internal forces generated in an object in response to an external load. In the 1950s, Hans Selye adopted the term to characterize how living organisms change... [More]
Researchers find wide price variability in generic heart failure drugs

Researchers find wide price variability in generic heart failure drugs

New research from Saint Louis University finds that the prices for commonly used generic heart failure drugs varies widely. [More]
Preconsumption of red wine can prevent short-term vascular injury caused by smoking

Preconsumption of red wine can prevent short-term vascular injury caused by smoking

Drinking red wine is widely regarded as protective against cardiovascular disease. A new report in The American Journal of Medicine found that a glass or two of red wine before lighting up a cigarette can counteract some of the short-term negative effects of smoking on blood vessels. [More]
Researchers developing new non-invasive device for monitoring blood glucose levels

Researchers developing new non-invasive device for monitoring blood glucose levels

People with diabetes are one step closer to more easily checking their blood glucose levels with a non-invasive device for detecting and monitoring blood glucose levels, which is currently in development. [More]
Statins can help prevent first time heart attacks, strokes in adults with cardiovascular risk factors

Statins can help prevent first time heart attacks, strokes in adults with cardiovascular risk factors

Cholesterol-lowering drugs help prevent heart attacks and strokes in adults with cardiovascular risk factors such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes and smoking, but have not yet had a heart attack or stroke, according to a large-scale analysis of clinical trial data led by the OHSU Pacific Northwest Evidence-Based Practice Center. [More]
AHA and AWS jointly launch cloud-based Precision Medicine Platform to accelerate cardiovascular research

AHA and AWS jointly launch cloud-based Precision Medicine Platform to accelerate cardiovascular research

Today, the American Heart Association announced a milestone in its strategic collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) - the launch of a global, secure cloud-based data marketplace that will help revolutionize how researchers and clinicians come together as one community to access and analyze rich and diverse data to accelerate solutions for cardiovascular diseases -- the No. 1 cause of death worldwide. [More]
WHF’s Cholesterol Roadmap previewed at 2016 AHA Scientific Sessions

WHF’s Cholesterol Roadmap previewed at 2016 AHA Scientific Sessions

The World Heart Federation's Cholesterol Roadmap is being previewed today at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2016 in New Orleans, USA. [More]
USPSTF recommends use of low- to moderate-dose statins for preventing CVD events in adults

USPSTF recommends use of low- to moderate-dose statins for preventing CVD events in adults

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has issued a recommendation statement regarding the use of statins for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease in adults. The report appears in the November 15 issue of JAMA. [More]
Study finds nearly 20% decline in incidence of coronary heart disease in the U.S.

Study finds nearly 20% decline in incidence of coronary heart disease in the U.S.

The incidence of coronary heart disease in the U.S. declined nearly 20 percent from 1983 to 2011, according to a study appearing in the November 15 issue of JAMA. [More]
MGH researchers find following healthy lifestyle can mitigate genetic risk of heart disease

MGH researchers find following healthy lifestyle can mitigate genetic risk of heart disease

It is well known that following a healthy lifestyle -- not smoking, avoiding excess weight and getting regular exercise - can reduce the risk of heart disease. [More]
CRF to release new international journal focusing on diagnosis, treatment of structural heart disease

CRF to release new international journal focusing on diagnosis, treatment of structural heart disease

The Cardiovascular Research Foundation announced that it will launch a new international journal focusing on the diagnosis and treatment of structural heart disease and the importance of the heart team in managing these disorders. [More]
Regular aerobic exercise can improve artery health in people with type 2 diabetes

Regular aerobic exercise can improve artery health in people with type 2 diabetes

A new study from the University of Sydney has found that regular aerobic exercise can improve artery health in people with type 2 diabetes (T2D). [More]
Diagnosis and management of constipation may help protect kidney health

Diagnosis and management of constipation may help protect kidney health

Researchers have discovered a link between constipation and poor kidney health. The findings, which appear in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, suggest that the diagnosis and management of constipation might be helpful for preventing or treating kidney disease. [More]
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