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Arteries stiffen as a consequence of age and atherosclerosis. The two leading causes of death in the developed world, myocardial infarction and stroke, are both a direct consequence of atherosclerosis. Increased arterial stiffness is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular events.
Low-grade inflammation may cause early vascular damage and atherosclerosis in adolescents

Low-grade inflammation may cause early vascular damage and atherosclerosis in adolescents

Women with larger muscle mass have lower arterial stiffness from youth to middle age, study finds

Women with larger muscle mass have lower arterial stiffness from youth to middle age, study finds

Heart Foundation calls for regulatory actions to better protect Australians from e-cigarettes

Heart Foundation calls for regulatory actions to better protect Australians from e-cigarettes

Arterial stiffness raises blood pressure in the young population via insulin resistance pathway

Arterial stiffness raises blood pressure in the young population via insulin resistance pathway

Study identifies the link between a gene variant and protection against coronary atherosclerosis

Study identifies the link between a gene variant and protection against coronary atherosclerosis

WVU researcher explores how sedentary behavior and pregnancy may raise a woman’s cardiovascular disease risk

WVU researcher explores how sedentary behavior and pregnancy may raise a woman’s cardiovascular disease risk

Cocoa reduces blood pressure and arterial stiffness, study finds

Cocoa reduces blood pressure and arterial stiffness, study finds

New scientific statement highlights the cardiopulmonary effects of e-cigarette use among adolescents

New scientific statement highlights the cardiopulmonary effects of e-cigarette use among adolescents

Antidiabetic medication may also decrease blood vessel dysfunction associated with aging

Antidiabetic medication may also decrease blood vessel dysfunction associated with aging

Arterial stiffness in adolescence may be a causal risk factor for insulin resistance and dyslipidemia

Arterial stiffness in adolescence may be a causal risk factor for insulin resistance and dyslipidemia

Study measures arterial stiffness in women from wide age range

Study measures arterial stiffness in women from wide age range

Regular aerobic exercise during midlife may prevent age-related chronic diseases

Regular aerobic exercise during midlife may prevent age-related chronic diseases

Higher arterial stiffness during adolescence linked to increased risk of hypertension, obesity in young adulthood

Higher arterial stiffness during adolescence linked to increased risk of hypertension, obesity in young adulthood

Timing of changes in menstrual cycle length could provide clues about a person's heart disease risk

Timing of changes in menstrual cycle length could provide clues about a person's heart disease risk

Lowering blood pressure through Mediterranean diet and fitness may limit erectile dysfunction

Lowering blood pressure through Mediterranean diet and fitness may limit erectile dysfunction

Mediterranean diet consumption linked with improvements in erectile dysfunction

Mediterranean diet consumption linked with improvements in erectile dysfunction

Drinking alcohol at a young age associated with accelerated arterial stiffening

Drinking alcohol at a young age associated with accelerated arterial stiffening

Serum aldosterone concentrations provide a new measure for risk evaluation in HFpEF patients

Serum aldosterone concentrations provide a new measure for risk evaluation in HFpEF patients

Increased levels of moderate and vigorous physical activity can curb arterial stiffening in children

Increased levels of moderate and vigorous physical activity can curb arterial stiffening in children

COVID-19 may impact the heart health of young, healthy adults

COVID-19 may impact the heart health of young, healthy adults