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.
Research finds strongest evidence yet that obesity causes depression

Research finds strongest evidence yet that obesity causes depression

Diabetes medication reduces risk of heart failure hospitalization

Diabetes medication reduces risk of heart failure hospitalization

Inexpensive and effective drug does not reduce major adverse cardiovascular event rates

Inexpensive and effective drug does not reduce major adverse cardiovascular event rates

Testing coronary calcium levels can better predict patient's risk for coronary heart disease

Testing coronary calcium levels can better predict patient's risk for coronary heart disease

Cardiovascular and Alzheimer's disease share common genetics in some individuals, study shows

Cardiovascular and Alzheimer's disease share common genetics in some individuals, study shows

Miniature pacemakers aim to make heart procedures for infants less invasive, more efficient

Miniature pacemakers aim to make heart procedures for infants less invasive, more efficient

Grieving spouses with sleep problems have increased risk of chronic immune activation

Grieving spouses with sleep problems have increased risk of chronic immune activation

Researchers reveal link between autoimmune and cardiovascular disease in mice

Researchers reveal link between autoimmune and cardiovascular disease in mice

Researchers secure NIH grant to prevent heart disease in chronic kidney disease patients

Researchers secure NIH grant to prevent heart disease in chronic kidney disease patients

Blue light exposure decreases blood pressure

Blue light exposure decreases blood pressure

Lower health literacy linked to high risk of mortality for cardiovascular patients

Lower health literacy linked to high risk of mortality for cardiovascular patients

CWRH/UH researcher receives grant to study role of KLF2 factor in vascular-related disorders

CWRH/UH researcher receives grant to study role of KLF2 factor in vascular-related disorders

Comorbidity negatively impacts quality of life in people with dementia

Comorbidity negatively impacts quality of life in people with dementia

Children with poor aerobic fitness have increased risk of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease

Children with poor aerobic fitness have increased risk of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease

Researchers develop computer game to help prevent thrombosis

Researchers develop computer game to help prevent thrombosis

Study of two indigenous populations reveals how diet affects health and well-being

Study of two indigenous populations reveals how diet affects health and well-being

Chronic inflammation linked with increased risk of multiple diseases and shorter lifespan

Chronic inflammation linked with increased risk of multiple diseases and shorter lifespan

New heart drug spotlights troubling trends in drug marketing

New heart drug spotlights troubling trends in drug marketing

UA professor wins NIH grant to advance research in preventing heart failure

UA professor wins NIH grant to advance research in preventing heart failure

AstraZeneca to present Phase III CVOT DECLARE-TIMI 58 results at AHA Scientific Sessions

AstraZeneca to present Phase III CVOT DECLARE-TIMI 58 results at AHA Scientific Sessions