Cardiovascular Disease News and Research

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 700,000 people die annually of cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular disease involves the heart and vessels and is the number one killer in the U.S. accounting for nearly 30-percent of all deaths. Cardiovascular disease has a number of forms but the most common are myocardial infarction and angina pectoris which affect the heart itself. There are well known environmental risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease such as smoking, diet, inactivity and increased alcohol use. Heredity also plays a factor in cardiovascular disease since other risk factors like high blood pressure and high LDL cholesterol tend to run in families. Cardiovascular disease can be reduced by controlling environmental factors and understanding the genetic factors that put people at greater risk for heart disease.
UAB receives $17 million grant to explore immune cells in inaccessible tissues of the human body

UAB receives $17 million grant to explore immune cells in inaccessible tissues of the human body

Reviving the heart's regenerative capacities using microRNAs

Reviving the heart's regenerative capacities using microRNAs

Skipping breakfast linked with increased risk of death from heart disease

Skipping breakfast linked with increased risk of death from heart disease

Physical activity may eliminate mortality risk caused by sedentary behavior

Physical activity may eliminate mortality risk caused by sedentary behavior

New scoring system based on genetic markers predicts obesity risk at birth

New scoring system based on genetic markers predicts obesity risk at birth

More care is needed for patients after kidney transplantations, reports research

More care is needed for patients after kidney transplantations, reports research

New study calls healthiness of eggs into question

New study calls healthiness of eggs into question

Men who have a resting heart rate of 75 bpm are twice as likely to die early

Men who have a resting heart rate of 75 bpm are twice as likely to die early

Diabetic drug shows potential to be repurposed as heart disease treatment for non-diabetic patients

Diabetic drug shows potential to be repurposed as heart disease treatment for non-diabetic patients

Framingham Heart Study receives $38 million for the next six years

Framingham Heart Study receives $38 million for the next six years

Statins provide no benefit for 50 percent of patients, say researchers

Statins provide no benefit for 50 percent of patients, say researchers

Phenols in purple corn may fight obesity, inflammation and diabetes, mice study shows

Phenols in purple corn may fight obesity, inflammation and diabetes, mice study shows

Drug lowers kidney failure risk in diabetic patients, study finds

Drug lowers kidney failure risk in diabetic patients, study finds

Stress-related disorders increase risk of cardiovascular disease by 60%

Stress-related disorders increase risk of cardiovascular disease by 60%

FDA's added sugar label could have substantial health and cost-saving benefits

FDA's added sugar label could have substantial health and cost-saving benefits

FDA approves Intact Vascular’s Tack Endovascular System

FDA approves Intact Vascular’s Tack Endovascular System

Study estimates potential health and economic impacts of FDA's added sugar label

Study estimates potential health and economic impacts of FDA's added sugar label

Study shows improvements in cardiovascular risk for women developing Type 2 diabetes despite prescription bias

Study shows improvements in cardiovascular risk for women developing Type 2 diabetes despite prescription bias

Discovery of biomarkers could lead to new, better treatment options for heart disease

Discovery of biomarkers could lead to new, better treatment options for heart disease

Stress related disorders linked to multiple types of cardiovascular disease

Stress related disorders linked to multiple types of cardiovascular disease