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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.
Gene discovery could help develop new tools to prevent strokes and heart attacks

Gene discovery could help develop new tools to prevent strokes and heart attacks

Researchers identify genes that become active when carotid plaque rupture leads to a stroke

Researchers identify genes that become active when carotid plaque rupture leads to a stroke

Abnormal size or functioning in the heart's left atrium may increase dementia risk

Abnormal size or functioning in the heart's left atrium may increase dementia risk

Vascular dysfunction may be the cause of metabolic changes that can lead to diabetes, study suggests

Vascular dysfunction may be the cause of metabolic changes that can lead to diabetes, study suggests

Mitochondrial DNA mutations are associated with an increased risk of atherosclerosis

Mitochondrial DNA mutations are associated with an increased risk of atherosclerosis

Using native microbes as chassis for transgene delivery in live bacterial therapeutics

Using native microbes as chassis for transgene delivery in live bacterial therapeutics

UVA researchers receive $15 million from LeDucq Foundation to advance understanding of atherosclerosis

UVA researchers receive $15 million from LeDucq Foundation to advance understanding of atherosclerosis

IRB Barcelona researchers discover genetic drivers of clonal hematopoiesis

IRB Barcelona researchers discover genetic drivers of clonal hematopoiesis

Most familial hypercholesterolemia patients remain undiagnosed, analysis reveals

Most familial hypercholesterolemia patients remain undiagnosed, analysis reveals

Genetic tests do little to accurately identify cardiovascular risks compared to simple health assessment

Genetic tests do little to accurately identify cardiovascular risks compared to simple health assessment

Scientists discover a surprising link between mitochondria, inflammation and DNMT3A and TET2 genes

Scientists discover a surprising link between mitochondria, inflammation and DNMT3A and TET2 genes

Study suggests a possible treatment approach for cancer and cardiovascular disease

Study suggests a possible treatment approach for cancer and cardiovascular disease

Adopting a healthy cardiovascular lifestyle may lower stroke risk

Adopting a healthy cardiovascular lifestyle may lower stroke risk

Cardiovascular mortality has declined over the past two decades, but disparities persist

Cardiovascular mortality has declined over the past two decades, but disparities persist

Long-established drug for angina pectoris shows anti-inflammatory effect, reduces atherosclerotic plaques

Long-established drug for angina pectoris shows anti-inflammatory effect, reduces atherosclerotic plaques

Black individuals may be more vulnerable to atherosclerosis early in life than young Hispanic adults

Black individuals may be more vulnerable to atherosclerosis early in life than young Hispanic adults

Exploring association of fetal and infant weight growth patterns with impaired arterial health

Exploring association of fetal and infant weight growth patterns with impaired arterial health

Study finds higher risk of cardiovascular disease among adult cancer survivors

Study finds higher risk of cardiovascular disease among adult cancer survivors

Biodegradable nanomaterials can take images and deliver medicine to combat peripheral arterial disease

Biodegradable nanomaterials can take images and deliver medicine to combat peripheral arterial disease

Pregnant women with PCOS have higher risk for heart problems during delivery

Pregnant women with PCOS have higher risk for heart problems during delivery