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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.
Blood vessels may turn into bone-like particles with advancing age

Blood vessels may turn into bone-like particles with advancing age

FDA approves novel device to treat symptoms associated with advanced heart failure

FDA approves novel device to treat symptoms associated with advanced heart failure

Abnormal blood pressure in middle age and late life increases dementia risk

Abnormal blood pressure in middle age and late life increases dementia risk

Global air pollution linked to increased emphysema cases

Global air pollution linked to increased emphysema cases

Newborn mouse model yields clues to cause of devastating gut disease in anemic preemies

Newborn mouse model yields clues to cause of devastating gut disease in anemic preemies

Latest advances in cardiovascular medicine to be unveiled

Latest advances in cardiovascular medicine to be unveiled

Eat more plant‐based food, less meat, for better heart health

Eat more plant‐based food, less meat, for better heart health

Glowing cholesterol helps researchers to fight cardiovascular disease

Glowing cholesterol helps researchers to fight cardiovascular disease

New DIY pressure pump enables more people to test water and blood samples

New DIY pressure pump enables more people to test water and blood samples

BIDMC scientists develop new imaging technique to identify patients with coronary artery disease

BIDMC scientists develop new imaging technique to identify patients with coronary artery disease

Extracellular vesical microRNAs from fat cells can disrupt disposal of cholesterol

Extracellular vesical microRNAs from fat cells can disrupt disposal of cholesterol

Researchers quantify smoking's strong connection with peripheral artery disease

Researchers quantify smoking's strong connection with peripheral artery disease

Evolutionary gene loss may explain heightened risk of cardiovascular disease in humans

Evolutionary gene loss may explain heightened risk of cardiovascular disease in humans

Study explores role of iron in over 900 diseases

Study explores role of iron in over 900 diseases

Lipid-lowering drugs are underutilized for preventing atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease

Lipid-lowering drugs are underutilized for preventing atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease

Research finds link between air pollution and coronary heart disease in China

Research finds link between air pollution and coronary heart disease in China

Tomocube HT microscope enables label-free quantification of cellular lipid content

Tomocube HT microscope enables label-free quantification of cellular lipid content

Subclinical cardiovascular disease linked to higher risk of falling in older adults

Subclinical cardiovascular disease linked to higher risk of falling in older adults

Weightlifting is better for the heart than cardio

Weightlifting is better for the heart than cardio

How a simple MRI scan can help patients with angina

How a simple MRI scan can help patients with angina