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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.
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

New research rules out sitting as direct cause of diabetes

New research rules out sitting as direct cause of diabetes

Highly stressful situations for police officers linked to dysregulation of cortisol pattern

Highly stressful situations for police officers linked to dysregulation of cortisol pattern

High levels of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity linked to lower arterial stiffness in children

High levels of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity linked to lower arterial stiffness in children

Premature delivery raises woman's risk for heart disease later in life

Premature delivery raises woman's risk for heart disease later in life

Number of children may be new risk factor for cardiovascular diseases in both parents

Number of children may be new risk factor for cardiovascular diseases in both parents

Current salt reduction strategy in the UK fails to reduce existing health inequalities, research shows

Current salt reduction strategy in the UK fails to reduce existing health inequalities, research shows