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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 finds erectile dysfunction as risk factor for early cardiovascular disease

Study finds erectile dysfunction as risk factor for early cardiovascular disease

Treatment with endogenous protein can heal scarring in the lungs

Treatment with endogenous protein can heal scarring in the lungs

Study identifies signaling pathway essential for growth of new blood vessels

Study identifies signaling pathway essential for growth of new blood vessels

Discovery of natural molecule could lead to effective treatments for gum disease and atherosclerosis

Discovery of natural molecule could lead to effective treatments for gum disease and atherosclerosis

Study: People less likely to have high-quality diet when healthier food is pricier than unhealthy items

Study: People less likely to have high-quality diet when healthier food is pricier than unhealthy items

NUS engineers develop new flexible, ultra-thin microfiber sensor for real-time monitoring of vital signs

NUS engineers develop new flexible, ultra-thin microfiber sensor for real-time monitoring of vital signs

New guidelines redefine what classes as high blood pressure

New guidelines redefine what classes as high blood pressure

Study reveals a reduced risk of developing heart failure with a plant-based diet

Study reveals a reduced risk of developing heart failure with a plant-based diet

PCSK9 inhibitor offers clinical benefit to patients with peripheral artery disease

PCSK9 inhibitor offers clinical benefit to patients with peripheral artery disease

The more TV people watch, the greater the risk may be for venous thromboembolism

The more TV people watch, the greater the risk may be for venous thromboembolism

Injection of nanoparticles could divert immune cells that cause inflammation

Injection of nanoparticles could divert immune cells that cause inflammation

Stents implanted in the coronary blood vessels may not provide extra benefit

Stents implanted in the coronary blood vessels may not provide extra benefit

Research may explain why gum disease is linked to heart problems

Research may explain why gum disease is linked to heart problems

Researchers isolate new molecule suitable for control of contact allergies

Researchers isolate new molecule suitable for control of contact allergies

Key enzyme may be therapeutic target to treat diabetes-related blood vessel damage

Key enzyme may be therapeutic target to treat diabetes-related blood vessel damage

African Americans have shorter lifespan because of heart disease and stroke

African Americans have shorter lifespan because of heart disease and stroke

Mitochondrial DNA copy number appears to be predictive of sudden cardiac death, heart attacks

Mitochondrial DNA copy number appears to be predictive of sudden cardiac death, heart attacks

Study reveals link between dietary potassium and vascular calcification

Study reveals link between dietary potassium and vascular calcification

Foods rich in potassium may help protect against vascular calcification

Foods rich in potassium may help protect against vascular calcification

Skipping breakfast may increase the risk of atherosclerosis, study finds

Skipping breakfast may increase the risk of atherosclerosis, study finds