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.
Plant-based products fail to have positive impact on blood pressure during clinical studies

Plant-based products fail to have positive impact on blood pressure during clinical studies

New web-based game motivates people to exercise more

New web-based game motivates people to exercise more

Simplified intervention can improve blood pressure control rates in safety net clinics

Simplified intervention can improve blood pressure control rates in safety net clinics

Blood telomeres can help predict risk of disease worsening or death in COPD patients

Blood telomeres can help predict risk of disease worsening or death in COPD patients

New study identifies inherited genetic variants that raise risk of clonal hematopoiesis

New study identifies inherited genetic variants that raise risk of clonal hematopoiesis

Multivitamins and minerals do not protect heart health, study shows

Multivitamins and minerals do not protect heart health, study shows

Heavy smokers have increased risk of heart rhythm disorder, shows study

Heavy smokers have increased risk of heart rhythm disorder, shows study

Study finds no significant link between whole dairy products and heart disease, stroke

Study finds no significant link between whole dairy products and heart disease, stroke

Researchers attempt to create better diagnostic test for radiation exposure

Researchers attempt to create better diagnostic test for radiation exposure

Study: Eating Mediterranean-type diet could reduce bone loss in osteoporosis patients

Study: Eating Mediterranean-type diet could reduce bone loss in osteoporosis patients

Study shows short-term improvements in blood vessel function after consuming red raspberries

Study shows short-term improvements in blood vessel function after consuming red raspberries

Researchers develop 3D map of gene interactions that play key role in heart disease

Researchers develop 3D map of gene interactions that play key role in heart disease

PTSD may increase risk of stroke, heart attack in World Trade Center response crews

PTSD may increase risk of stroke, heart attack in World Trade Center response crews

Researchers use genome editing to reduce cholesterol levels in animal model

Researchers use genome editing to reduce cholesterol levels in animal model

Researchers use information from computer tomography images to simulate heart function

Researchers use information from computer tomography images to simulate heart function

Physicians working in small practices report lower levels of burnout than national average

Physicians working in small practices report lower levels of burnout than national average

Scientists discover new target to treat blood vessel damage in diabetes

Scientists discover new target to treat blood vessel damage in diabetes

Increased physical activity more important for heart disease patients than weight loss

Increased physical activity more important for heart disease patients than weight loss

Study finds vitamin D deficiency in many pregnant women

Study finds vitamin D deficiency in many pregnant women

Study: Exposure to greenspace has wide-ranging health benefits

Study: Exposure to greenspace has wide-ranging health benefits