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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.
Imec and CARDIS project partners develop new prototype medical device for early detection of cardiovascular diseases

Imec and CARDIS project partners develop new prototype medical device for early detection of cardiovascular diseases

Financial stress may increase heart disease risk in African Americans

Financial stress may increase heart disease risk in African Americans

Study: Ham bones contain peptides that could have cardioprotective effects

Study: Ham bones contain peptides that could have cardioprotective effects

Poor cardiorespiratory fitness could increase risk of future heart attack, finds new study

Poor cardiorespiratory fitness could increase risk of future heart attack, finds new study

Researchers cultivate vascular organoids that perfectly mimic human blood vessels

Researchers cultivate vascular organoids that perfectly mimic human blood vessels

Effects of linoleic acid on the body are largely dependent on genes, shows study

Effects of linoleic acid on the body are largely dependent on genes, shows study

Scientists find link between colitis and colon cancer

Scientists find link between colitis and colon cancer

Calcium specks could be key prognostic marker of heart disease in South Asians

Calcium specks could be key prognostic marker of heart disease in South Asians

UMN Medical School research uncovers how to treat diastolic heart failure

UMN Medical School research uncovers how to treat diastolic heart failure

Expression of a molecule in blood cells inversely predicts appearance of subclinical atherosclerosis

Expression of a molecule in blood cells inversely predicts appearance of subclinical atherosclerosis

Multimorbidity amplifies costs of diseases, study shows

Multimorbidity amplifies costs of diseases, study shows

PTSD linked with cardiovascular disease and cancer, study shows

PTSD linked with cardiovascular disease and cancer, study shows

Long-term postpartum obesity may be due to reprogramming of maternal energy metabolism

Long-term postpartum obesity may be due to reprogramming of maternal energy metabolism

FDA approves initiation of first-in-human trial of DNA-encoded monoclonal antibody

FDA approves initiation of first-in-human trial of DNA-encoded monoclonal antibody

Genetic variations may influence whether vitamin E decreases or increases cancer risk

Genetic variations may influence whether vitamin E decreases or increases cancer risk

Higher fat consumption appear to be bad for blood pressure in younger males and females

Higher fat consumption appear to be bad for blood pressure in younger males and females

Researchers identify genetic risk factor for atypical heart attack in women

Researchers identify genetic risk factor for atypical heart attack in women

Income volatility may be linked with increased risk of developing heart disease

Income volatility may be linked with increased risk of developing heart disease

Cardiac events, stroke result in unemployment, lower income among survivors of working age

Cardiac events, stroke result in unemployment, lower income among survivors of working age

Gut microbes play important role in protecting against arsenic toxicity, research shows

Gut microbes play important role in protecting against arsenic toxicity, research shows