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.
Physician-delivered step count prescription combined with use of pedometer can provide health benefits

Physician-delivered step count prescription combined with use of pedometer can provide health benefits

BUSM researchers uncover unique patterns of protein synthesis linked to increased longevity

BUSM researchers uncover unique patterns of protein synthesis linked to increased longevity

Intensive treatment to lower systolic blood pressure could lead to major reduction in mortality

Intensive treatment to lower systolic blood pressure could lead to major reduction in mortality

Recommend daily intake of fruit and veg may need doubling, indicates study

Recommend daily intake of fruit and veg may need doubling, indicates study

Eating up to ten portions of fruit and vegetables a day may reduce disease, early death risk

Eating up to ten portions of fruit and vegetables a day may reduce disease, early death risk

UAB researchers developing new peptide that may help combat familial hypercholesterolemia

UAB researchers developing new peptide that may help combat familial hypercholesterolemia

Research on repair of broken hearts hints at possibility of new designer cardiovascular therapies

Research on repair of broken hearts hints at possibility of new designer cardiovascular therapies

Scientists explore role of salt and immune system in raising blood pressure of females

Scientists explore role of salt and immune system in raising blood pressure of females

Smokers with existing illnesses more likely to use e-cigarettes, study finds

Smokers with existing illnesses more likely to use e-cigarettes, study finds

Higher EPA and DHA omega-3 levels linked to lower risk of death in postmenopausal women

Higher EPA and DHA omega-3 levels linked to lower risk of death in postmenopausal women

Study could help doctors to better predict development of cardiovascular disease at earlier stage

Study could help doctors to better predict development of cardiovascular disease at earlier stage

Medication adherence interventions can help avoid hospitalizations for heart disease patients

Medication adherence interventions can help avoid hospitalizations for heart disease patients

Long-term heavy alcohol drinking habits may prematurely age arteries, study finds

Long-term heavy alcohol drinking habits may prematurely age arteries, study finds

Transradial, same-day PCIs could save $300 million each year, research shows

Transradial, same-day PCIs could save $300 million each year, research shows

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