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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.
Elevated birth weight is linked with atrial fibrillation later in life, shows study

Elevated birth weight is linked with atrial fibrillation later in life, shows study

Scientists receive £265,000 to investigate link between vascular dementia and heart disease

Scientists receive £265,000 to investigate link between vascular dementia and heart disease

Small molecule restores normal heart development in animal model with rare genetic disorder

Small molecule restores normal heart development in animal model with rare genetic disorder

Common kidney tests can help estimate risk of cardiovascular disease

Common kidney tests can help estimate risk of cardiovascular disease

Direction and type of the force acting on a cell can alter gene expression

Direction and type of the force acting on a cell can alter gene expression

Study finds new treatment approach for patients with salt sensitive hypertension

Study finds new treatment approach for patients with salt sensitive hypertension

Study shows clear links between genetic predisposition of CVD and lifestyle factors

Study shows clear links between genetic predisposition of CVD and lifestyle factors

Study may explain why hormone therapy slows progression of heart disease

Study may explain why hormone therapy slows progression of heart disease

Drugs used to treat HIV and hepatitis B could be repurposed to prevent type 2 diabetes

Drugs used to treat HIV and hepatitis B could be repurposed to prevent type 2 diabetes

Removing cost burden increases use of coronary artery calcium screening

Removing cost burden increases use of coronary artery calcium screening

LOX-1-immature neutrophils may help identify COVID-19 patients at risk of thrombosis complication

LOX-1-immature neutrophils may help identify COVID-19 patients at risk of thrombosis complication

Researchers receive NIH grant to evaluate the impact of COVID-19 on heart disease patients

Researchers receive NIH grant to evaluate the impact of COVID-19 on heart disease patients

Biologic therapy for psoriasis could lead to significant reduction in heart disease

Biologic therapy for psoriasis could lead to significant reduction in heart disease

Researchers develop new PET imaging agent that spotlights inflammation

Researchers develop new PET imaging agent that spotlights inflammation

Exploring the possibility that mindfulness with paced breathing reduces blood pressure

Exploring the possibility that mindfulness with paced breathing reduces blood pressure

New insights into how the brain can induce diabetes remission in rodents

New insights into how the brain can induce diabetes remission in rodents

Rheumatoid arthritis drugs help improve the early stages of heart disease

Rheumatoid arthritis drugs help improve the early stages of heart disease

Gout medication reduces major cardiovascular events in heart patients

Gout medication reduces major cardiovascular events in heart patients

Weight loss can prevent or even reverse diabetes, shows study

Weight loss can prevent or even reverse diabetes, shows study

Premenopausal women have favorable long-term outcomes after heart attack, shows study

Premenopausal women have favorable long-term outcomes after heart attack, shows study