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.
Chronic Kidney Disease Audit finds wide variations in coding of CKD patients in primary care

Chronic Kidney Disease Audit finds wide variations in coding of CKD patients in primary care

Study finds erectile dysfunction as risk factor for early cardiovascular disease

Study finds erectile dysfunction as risk factor for early cardiovascular disease

Texas Biomed scientists develop new animal model that mimics key features of Zika infection

Texas Biomed scientists develop new animal model that mimics key features of Zika infection

Death receptors in the blood can help measure risk of cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes

Death receptors in the blood can help measure risk of cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes

Study: ‘Obesity paradox’ not present among people with new cases of cardiovascular disease

Study: ‘Obesity paradox’ not present among people with new cases of cardiovascular disease

Interim survey results indicate low levels of CVD risk awareness among people with type 2 diabetes

Interim survey results indicate low levels of CVD risk awareness among people with type 2 diabetes

Stress in early life may raise risk of heart disease in adulthood

Stress in early life may raise risk of heart disease in adulthood

Study: Traffic-related air pollutants appear to thwart benefits of walking among older adults

Study: Traffic-related air pollutants appear to thwart benefits of walking among older adults

Scientists develop multi-step method to harvest amniotic fluid

Scientists develop multi-step method to harvest amniotic fluid

Breakfast may lower risk of diabetes and heart disease, study says

Breakfast may lower risk of diabetes and heart disease, study says

Most office workers find negative relationship between increased sitting time and health

Most office workers find negative relationship between increased sitting time and health

Anti-aging protein could be used as target for rejuvenating cells in the immune system

Anti-aging protein could be used as target for rejuvenating cells in the immune system

Level of aerobic capacity determines future cardiovascular disease risk in children

Level of aerobic capacity determines future cardiovascular disease risk in children

Study reveals link of male-pattern baldness and premature graying with early heart disease

Study reveals link of male-pattern baldness and premature graying with early heart disease

Scientists take step toward solving puzzle about heart health in type 2 diabetes

Scientists take step toward solving puzzle about heart health in type 2 diabetes

Study highlights need to improve quality of cardiovascular care for HIV-positive adults

Study highlights need to improve quality of cardiovascular care for HIV-positive adults

New study shows how SNO reaction may contribute to Parkinson's disease

New study shows how SNO reaction may contribute to Parkinson's disease

Metabolites significantly affected in chronic kidney disease, study finds

Metabolites significantly affected in chronic kidney disease, study finds

Study finds inverse association between physical activity and cardiovascular risk in elderly people

Study finds inverse association between physical activity and cardiovascular risk in elderly people

Enterovirus vaccine protects against virus-induced diabetes in mouse model

Enterovirus vaccine protects against virus-induced diabetes in mouse model