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Atherosclerosis is the progressive buildup of plaque - the fatty deposits and other cells - in the inner walls of the arteries. The condition is a consequence of elevated cholesterol and for many it's a silent disease, with no visible signs or symptoms. The disease can begin in early adulthood and continues to progress for the rest of a person's life. Despite the serious nature of atherosclerosis, many people do not understand how it develops and progresses.
Risk factors affect cardiovascular disease risk even in patients with no coronary artery calcium

Risk factors affect cardiovascular disease risk even in patients with no coronary artery calcium

Research could advance the understanding of links between heart disease and dementia

Research could advance the understanding of links between heart disease and dementia

Macrophages in the arteries can "sniff" out their surroundings and cause inflammation

Macrophages in the arteries can "sniff" out their surroundings and cause inflammation

Study finds a subset of vascular macrophages to be powerful ally in the fight against atherosclerosis

Study finds a subset of vascular macrophages to be powerful ally in the fight against atherosclerosis

Basic health beliefs and demographics associated with risk factors for cardiovascular disease

Basic health beliefs and demographics associated with risk factors for cardiovascular disease

Study uncovers new details behind inflammation that promotes cardiovascular disease

Study uncovers new details behind inflammation that promotes cardiovascular disease

New insights into how red meat-rich diet increases cardiovascular disease risk

New insights into how red meat-rich diet increases cardiovascular disease risk

Race-based formula used to diagnose lung disease should be changed, study suggests

Race-based formula used to diagnose lung disease should be changed, study suggests

Risk of cardiovascular disease increases with stress and adverse life events, finds study

Risk of cardiovascular disease increases with stress and adverse life events, finds study

Discovery can pave the way for new strategies to reduce atherosclerosis using omega-3 fatty acids

Discovery can pave the way for new strategies to reduce atherosclerosis using omega-3 fatty acids

Environmental exposure to low-levels of toxic metals may increase risk of clogged arteries

Environmental exposure to low-levels of toxic metals may increase risk of clogged arteries

Statin treatment shown to be cost-effective for lowering cholesterol in young adults

Statin treatment shown to be cost-effective for lowering cholesterol in young adults

Study reveals new way for detecting early risk of cardiovascular disease

Study reveals new way for detecting early risk of cardiovascular disease

Study uncovers new mechanism to explain how obesity jeopardizes the functions of skeletal muscle

Study uncovers new mechanism to explain how obesity jeopardizes the functions of skeletal muscle

Current and future research into cardiovascular disease

Current and future research into cardiovascular disease

Hispanic adults with peripheral artery disease more likely to be admitted to the hospital through the ER

Hispanic adults with peripheral artery disease more likely to be admitted to the hospital through the ER

Study highlights the importance of reducing air pollution to prevent heart attacks

Study highlights the importance of reducing air pollution to prevent heart attacks

Women with familial hypercholesterolemia miss out on active treatment because of pregnancy

Women with familial hypercholesterolemia miss out on active treatment because of pregnancy

New mouse model shows that it is never too late to treat Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome

New mouse model shows that it is never too late to treat Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome

‘Green’ neighborhoods may increase physical activity levels among older African Americans

‘Green’ neighborhoods may increase physical activity levels among older African Americans