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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.
Study shows link between air pollution and increased risk of sleep apnea

Study shows link between air pollution and increased risk of sleep apnea

Calcium specks could be key prognostic marker of heart disease in South Asians

Calcium specks could be key prognostic marker of heart disease in South Asians

New generation of chemists conducts research to further understand complex nature of lipids

New generation of chemists conducts research to further understand complex nature of lipids

Expression of a molecule in blood cells inversely predicts appearance of subclinical atherosclerosis

Expression of a molecule in blood cells inversely predicts appearance of subclinical atherosclerosis

Review: Plant-based athletes benefit from improvements in heart health, performance, and recovery

Review: Plant-based athletes benefit from improvements in heart health, performance, and recovery

Scientists reveal molecular mechanism behind CVD in premature aging disease

Scientists reveal molecular mechanism behind CVD in premature aging disease

Study finds elevated cholesterol levels after Christmas break

Study finds elevated cholesterol levels after Christmas break

GW researchers receive NIH funding to study causes of high risk of heart disease in HIV patients

GW researchers receive NIH funding to study causes of high risk of heart disease in HIV patients

New project develops more efficient treatment approaches for cardiovascular diseases

New project develops more efficient treatment approaches for cardiovascular diseases

Weight history at ages 20 and 40 could help predict patients' future risk of heart failure

Weight history at ages 20 and 40 could help predict patients' future risk of heart failure

People who eat red meat have high levels of chemical associated with heart disease, study finds

People who eat red meat have high levels of chemical associated with heart disease, study finds

Researchers aim to identify and target high blood pressure indicators

Researchers aim to identify and target high blood pressure indicators

Personalized scans showing the extent of atherosclerosis help decrease cardiovascular risk

Personalized scans showing the extent of atherosclerosis help decrease cardiovascular risk

Pregnancy losses may increase risk of cardiovascular disease

Pregnancy losses may increase risk of cardiovascular disease

Healthy lifestyle may offset acceleration of atherosclerosis during menopause

Healthy lifestyle may offset acceleration of atherosclerosis during menopause

Researchers reveal previously unknown genetic effect that can raise or reduce risk of heart disease

Researchers reveal previously unknown genetic effect that can raise or reduce risk of heart disease

Scientists focus on epigenetics to identify factors involved in Hispanic childhood obesity

Scientists focus on epigenetics to identify factors involved in Hispanic childhood obesity

Middle-aged adults with lung disease may have greater risk of dementia later in life

Middle-aged adults with lung disease may have greater risk of dementia later in life

Gut protein mutations protect against spikes in blood glucose levels

Gut protein mutations protect against spikes in blood glucose levels

Non-coding genetic variant plays key role in endothelial function and disease incidence

Non-coding genetic variant plays key role in endothelial function and disease incidence