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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.
Patients' physical health often overlooked in pursuit of treating the mind, finds study

Patients' physical health often overlooked in pursuit of treating the mind, finds study

Alzheimer's gene may affect cognitive health before adulthood, study finds

Alzheimer's gene may affect cognitive health before adulthood, study finds

Keck School of Medicine of USC to recruit patients typically underrepresented in clinical trials

Keck School of Medicine of USC to recruit patients typically underrepresented in clinical trials

Mortality risk from cardiovascular disease higher for people with osteoarthritis

Mortality risk from cardiovascular disease higher for people with osteoarthritis

Living a healthy lifestyle may help offset genetic risk of dementia

Living a healthy lifestyle may help offset genetic risk of dementia

Lipid-lowering drugs are underutilized for preventing atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease

Lipid-lowering drugs are underutilized for preventing atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease

Special cameras limit radiation while delivering images vital for patient health

Special cameras limit radiation while delivering images vital for patient health

Nanoparticles used to deliver CRISPR gene editing tools into the cell

Nanoparticles used to deliver CRISPR gene editing tools into the cell

Research finds link between air pollution and coronary heart disease in China

Research finds link between air pollution and coronary heart disease in China

Cutting around 300 calories a day protects the heart even in svelte adults

Cutting around 300 calories a day protects the heart even in svelte adults

New drug for acute migraine shows promising results in a large-scale trial

New drug for acute migraine shows promising results in a large-scale trial

'Traffic light' food labels associated with reduction in calories purchased by hospital employees

'Traffic light' food labels associated with reduction in calories purchased by hospital employees

Diabetes patients experiencing empathy from PCPs have beneficial long-term clinical outcomes

Diabetes patients experiencing empathy from PCPs have beneficial long-term clinical outcomes

Subclinical cardiovascular disease linked to higher risk of falling in older adults

Subclinical cardiovascular disease linked to higher risk of falling in older adults

Going teetotal shown to improve women’s mental health

Going teetotal shown to improve women’s mental health

More than 936 million people have sleep apnea, ResMed-led analysis reveals

More than 936 million people have sleep apnea, ResMed-led analysis reveals

Review provides new recommendations to manage menopausal symptoms after breast cancer

Review provides new recommendations to manage menopausal symptoms after breast cancer

Chronic kidney disease patients are excluded from clinical trials

Chronic kidney disease patients are excluded from clinical trials

Strengthening muscles may be better way to protect from health hazards rather than losing fat

Strengthening muscles may be better way to protect from health hazards rather than losing fat

Vitamin D is essential for preventing preeclampsia

Vitamin D is essential for preventing preeclampsia