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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.
BHF announces shortlist of four CVD research projects competing for £30 million award

BHF announces shortlist of four CVD research projects competing for £30 million award

Researchers identify new protein that shows promise for treating atherosclerosis

Researchers identify new protein that shows promise for treating atherosclerosis

Coconut oil increases bad cholesterol

Coconut oil increases bad cholesterol

Abdominal obesity linked to risk of recurrent heart attacks

Abdominal obesity linked to risk of recurrent heart attacks

Certain enzymes implicated in diseases like cancer also destroy each other

Certain enzymes implicated in diseases like cancer also destroy each other

Enzymes that cannibalize each other and promote cancer

Enzymes that cannibalize each other and promote cancer

NHS partners with pharma giant to trial a twice-a-year jab to lower cholesterol levels

NHS partners with pharma giant to trial a twice-a-year jab to lower cholesterol levels

Burnout linked to higher risk for abnormal heart rhythm

Burnout linked to higher risk for abnormal heart rhythm

UT Southwestern researchers explain racial disparities in heart failure risk

UT Southwestern researchers explain racial disparities in heart failure risk

Cardiovascular diseases associated with increased risk of developing kidney failure

Cardiovascular diseases associated with increased risk of developing kidney failure

University of Chicago Medicine vascular surgeon offers tips for healthy arteries and veins

University of Chicago Medicine vascular surgeon offers tips for healthy arteries and veins

The Global Call to Action on FH highlights glaring gaps in screening and guideline-based care

The Global Call to Action on FH highlights glaring gaps in screening and guideline-based care

Heavy drinking damages the heart

Heavy drinking damages the heart

Heart-healthy diet is low in cholesterol, says AHA yet again

Heart-healthy diet is low in cholesterol, says AHA yet again

Study shows how diet plays a role in age-related macular degeneration

Study shows how diet plays a role in age-related macular degeneration

Study provides insight into biological effect of aging on cardiovascular disease

Study provides insight into biological effect of aging on cardiovascular disease

New nanoparticle innovation detects vascular calcification in atherosclerosis

New nanoparticle innovation detects vascular calcification in atherosclerosis

Research shows how high levels of blood fat induce inflammation and organ damage

Research shows how high levels of blood fat induce inflammation and organ damage

New analysis suggests link between cholesterol levels and long-term risk for cardiovascular disease

New analysis suggests link between cholesterol levels and long-term risk for cardiovascular disease

Many people with risk factors do not develop early signs of heart disease, studies show

Many people with risk factors do not develop early signs of heart disease, studies show