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.
Cancer survivors could be at greater risk of cardiovascular diseases

Cancer survivors could be at greater risk of cardiovascular diseases

Quitting smoking could reduce risk of cardiovascular disease

Quitting smoking could reduce risk of cardiovascular disease

Insomnia associated with increased risk of heart disease, stroke

Insomnia associated with increased risk of heart disease, stroke

Global air pollution linked to increased emphysema cases

Global air pollution linked to increased emphysema cases

High troponin levels after exercise predict risk of cardiovascular events

High troponin levels after exercise predict risk of cardiovascular events

Nanotube fibers used to rewire damaged hearts

Nanotube fibers used to rewire damaged hearts

Hookah smoking not a safe option, finds new study

Hookah smoking not a safe option, finds new study

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

Study: More heart attacks in areas with higher number of fast food restaurants

Study: More heart attacks in areas with higher number of fast food restaurants

Stress and anxiety often play a helpful, not harmful, role in our daily lives

Stress and anxiety often play a helpful, not harmful, role in our daily lives

Neuronal gene malfunction is behind seizures associated with long QT syndrome, study suggests

Neuronal gene malfunction is behind seizures associated with long QT syndrome, study suggests

Medical mistrust contributes to delays in African American men using health care system

Medical mistrust contributes to delays in African American men using health care system

Atrial fibrillation is common and incurable, but can be controlled

Atrial fibrillation is common and incurable, but can be controlled

Optimistic people tend to be better sleepers, study finds

Optimistic people tend to be better sleepers, study finds

Men with erectile dysfunction sicker, less productive

Men with erectile dysfunction sicker, less productive

Plant-based dietary patterns may be linked to lower risk of cardiovascular disease and death

Plant-based dietary patterns may be linked to lower risk of cardiovascular disease and death

NSAIDs contribute to cardiovascular side effects in patients with osteoarthritis

NSAIDs contribute to cardiovascular side effects in patients with osteoarthritis

Blood pressure recorded over 24 hours predicts heart diseases more accurately

Blood pressure recorded over 24 hours predicts heart diseases more accurately

Blood pressure monitoring could become as easy as taking a video selfie in future

Blood pressure monitoring could become as easy as taking a video selfie in future