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.
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

Findings reveal benefits of intensive blood pressure lowering in patients with hypertension

Findings reveal benefits of intensive blood pressure lowering in patients with hypertension

Investigational biologic may reduce need for systemic corticosteroids in patients with severe asthma

Investigational biologic may reduce need for systemic corticosteroids in patients with severe asthma

Cholesterol-lowering drugs may not extend lifespan in heart-healthy older adults, study finds

Cholesterol-lowering drugs may not extend lifespan in heart-healthy older adults, study finds

Preterm infants have higher risk of heart failure than babies born at full term

Preterm infants have higher risk of heart failure than babies born at full term

Researchers develop new biomedical polymer to treat atherosclerosis

Researchers develop new biomedical polymer to treat atherosclerosis

Research finds high prevalence of undiagnosed sleep disorders among African Americans

Research finds high prevalence of undiagnosed sleep disorders among African Americans

High systolic blood pressure in young adults linked to increased risk of cardiovascular problems

High systolic blood pressure in young adults linked to increased risk of cardiovascular problems

No such thing as “healthy obesity,” say experts

No such thing as “healthy obesity,” say experts

Diagnosis of hypertension at earlier age linked to greater risk of cardiovascular death

Diagnosis of hypertension at earlier age linked to greater risk of cardiovascular death

Study measures increased 'fight or flight' response in young veterans with combat-related PTSD

Study measures increased 'fight or flight' response in young veterans with combat-related PTSD

Study finds hip and knee osteoarthritis to be major cause of immobility among older adults

Study finds hip and knee osteoarthritis to be major cause of immobility among older adults

Mayo Clinic study provides information on survival and death of patients with synucleinopathies

Mayo Clinic study provides information on survival and death of patients with synucleinopathies