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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.
CHMP issues positive opinion supporting use of Trelegy Ellipta in broader group of COPD patients

CHMP issues positive opinion supporting use of Trelegy Ellipta in broader group of COPD patients

UAB researchers study dysfunction of the immune system associated with NSAID carprofen

UAB researchers study dysfunction of the immune system associated with NSAID carprofen

Mediterranean-style diet appears to reduce stroke risk in women

Mediterranean-style diet appears to reduce stroke risk in women

Arizona EMTs have 39% higher risk for suicide than general public

Arizona EMTs have 39% higher risk for suicide than general public

UNC scientists reveal new approach to prevent obesity and diabetes

UNC scientists reveal new approach to prevent obesity and diabetes

Antioxidant in green tea helps sneak therapeutic RNAs into cells

Antioxidant in green tea helps sneak therapeutic RNAs into cells

Hispanic communities with high proportions of Hispanics face more cardiovascular-related death

Hispanic communities with high proportions of Hispanics face more cardiovascular-related death

ATS publishes new guideline focused on weight loss strategies for sleep apnea patients

ATS publishes new guideline focused on weight loss strategies for sleep apnea patients

UCSF awarded $20 million grant to study impacts of new, emerging tobacco products

UCSF awarded $20 million grant to study impacts of new, emerging tobacco products

Digital games for CVD-related self-management improve exercise capacity and energy expenditure

Digital games for CVD-related self-management improve exercise capacity and energy expenditure

ATS publishes new guideline on role of weight management in sleep apnea treatment

ATS publishes new guideline on role of weight management in sleep apnea treatment

Daily low-dose aspirin does not prolong healthy life in older people, study finds

Daily low-dose aspirin does not prolong healthy life in older people, study finds

The use of aspirin in elderly now questioned

The use of aspirin in elderly now questioned

Study shows cost-effectiveness of financial incentive program to control cholesterol

Study shows cost-effectiveness of financial incentive program to control cholesterol

Beauty products contain mixed chemicals that may harm women's hormones

Beauty products contain mixed chemicals that may harm women's hormones

Whole fat dairy may protect from cardiovascular disease and stroke

Whole fat dairy may protect from cardiovascular disease and stroke

Improving early-stage diagnosis of diseases linked to metabolic syndrome

Improving early-stage diagnosis of diseases linked to metabolic syndrome

Study aims to understand role of clopidogrel in patients with cardiovascular disease

Study aims to understand role of clopidogrel in patients with cardiovascular disease

Release of ‘danger’ molecules during stress may put youth at risk of cardiovascular disease

Release of ‘danger’ molecules during stress may put youth at risk of cardiovascular disease

Molecule produced during fasting appears to have anti-aging effects on vascular system

Molecule produced during fasting appears to have anti-aging effects on vascular system