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.
Researchers exploit nanoparticles to develop test for early detection of different diseases

Researchers exploit nanoparticles to develop test for early detection of different diseases

Research paves way for new treatment to protect people from cardiovascular disease

Research paves way for new treatment to protect people from cardiovascular disease

Higher coronary artery calcium levels in middle-age linked to increased risk for future heart problems

Higher coronary artery calcium levels in middle-age linked to increased risk for future heart problems

Opioids alone cannot be blamed for growing life expectancy inequality in the U.S.

Opioids alone cannot be blamed for growing life expectancy inequality in the U.S.

Sofrito cooking technique releases healthy nutrients

Sofrito cooking technique releases healthy nutrients

UAB researchers awarded $2.3 million grant to study macrophage circadian rhythms in heart failure

UAB researchers awarded $2.3 million grant to study macrophage circadian rhythms in heart failure

Replacing a small amount of red meat with healthier foods may improve life expectancy

Replacing a small amount of red meat with healthier foods may improve life expectancy

Overweight young children have a doubled risk of high blood pressure

Overweight young children have a doubled risk of high blood pressure

Research aims to use orange peels for improving heart health

Research aims to use orange peels for improving heart health

Study shows high levels of success in most patients despite tapered glucocorticoid discontinuation

Study shows high levels of success in most patients despite tapered glucocorticoid discontinuation

Community pharmacies can help improve physical activity and diet of men with prostate cancer

Community pharmacies can help improve physical activity and diet of men with prostate cancer

Erectile dysfunction can affect a man's quality of life, but treatable

Erectile dysfunction can affect a man's quality of life, but treatable

Remission of rheumatoid arthritis linked with reduction in cardiovascular complications

Remission of rheumatoid arthritis linked with reduction in cardiovascular complications

New study finds almost 400 established medical practices that don’t work

New study finds almost 400 established medical practices that don’t work

UNC receives $3.8 million grant to assess impact of Med-South behavioral weight loss program

UNC receives $3.8 million grant to assess impact of Med-South behavioral weight loss program

Fibrinogen a key player in health and disease, says new study

Fibrinogen a key player in health and disease, says new study

Why sleeping with the TV on could cause weight gain

Why sleeping with the TV on could cause weight gain

Polygenic risk scores based on entire genome sequence may reliably predict heart disease

Polygenic risk scores based on entire genome sequence may reliably predict heart disease

Lowering blood pressure, sodium intake, and eliminating trans fat could prevent premature deaths

Lowering blood pressure, sodium intake, and eliminating trans fat could prevent premature deaths

Exposure to artificial light at bedtime linked with weight gain in women

Exposure to artificial light at bedtime linked with weight gain in women