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.
Scientists uncover genetic information of what keeps us healthy

Scientists uncover genetic information of what keeps us healthy

Researchers develop new tool to tackle diet epidemic in India

Researchers develop new tool to tackle diet epidemic in India

Ncardia and Bluerock Therapeutics announce collaboration agreement and licensing of process development technologies for the manufacture of iPSC-derived cardiomyocytes

Ncardia and Bluerock Therapeutics announce collaboration agreement and licensing of process development technologies for the manufacture of iPSC-derived cardiomyocytes

Climate-friendly eating patterns confer potential health gains, protect the planet

Climate-friendly eating patterns confer potential health gains, protect the planet

Quitting smoking: Going it alone is not the best approach

Quitting smoking: Going it alone is not the best approach

Spikes in blood pressure among young adults linked to higher risk of heart disease by middle age

Spikes in blood pressure among young adults linked to higher risk of heart disease by middle age

Holistic Approaches to Psoriasis Treatment

Holistic Approaches to Psoriasis Treatment

A new book on antioxidant foods that prevent or treat chronic diseases

A new book on antioxidant foods that prevent or treat chronic diseases

Partnership between medical specialties helps improve cardiovascular health

Partnership between medical specialties helps improve cardiovascular health

Coconut oil increases bad cholesterol

Coconut oil increases bad cholesterol

Abdominal obesity linked to risk of recurrent heart attacks

Abdominal obesity linked to risk of recurrent heart attacks

Alarming link between marijuana and increased heart risk

Alarming link between marijuana and increased heart risk

Early menopause tied to multiple health problems later in life

Early menopause tied to multiple health problems later in life

Doctors should warn cardiology patients about the risk of marijuana use, say researchers

Doctors should warn cardiology patients about the risk of marijuana use, say researchers

NHS partners with pharma giant to trial a twice-a-year jab to lower cholesterol levels

NHS partners with pharma giant to trial a twice-a-year jab to lower cholesterol levels

Weight-loss drug Belviq increases risk of cancer, FDA warns

Weight-loss drug Belviq increases risk of cancer, FDA warns

Untreated sleep apnea can increase the risk of dying from heart disease

Untreated sleep apnea can increase the risk of dying from heart disease

Greater medical care needed for older adults with untreated sleep apnea

Greater medical care needed for older adults with untreated sleep apnea

Blood vessels in women age quicker than men's

Blood vessels in women age quicker than men's

Women who have more sex less likely to have early menopause

Women who have more sex less likely to have early menopause