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.
Review provides new recommendations to manage menopausal symptoms after breast cancer

Review provides new recommendations to manage menopausal symptoms after breast cancer

Scientists identify key compound that reduces severity of AMD in preclinical model

Scientists identify key compound that reduces severity of AMD in preclinical model

Children being increasingly diagnosed with hypertension

Children being increasingly diagnosed with hypertension

Researchers discover potential way to trigger regeneration, repair of damaged heart cells

Researchers discover potential way to trigger regeneration, repair of damaged heart cells

New Global Burden of Disease study estimates vast impact of asthma and COPD

New Global Burden of Disease study estimates vast impact of asthma and COPD

New MyoVista hsECG device launched in the European Union for early detection of heart disease

New MyoVista hsECG device launched in the European Union for early detection of heart disease

Hypertension during pregnancy linked to increased risk of cardiovascular disease

Hypertension during pregnancy linked to increased risk of cardiovascular disease

Study explores link between socioeconomic factors and CAD in patients undergoing coronary angiography

Study explores link between socioeconomic factors and CAD in patients undergoing coronary angiography

Research finds high prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors among urban population in Nepal

Research finds high prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors among urban population in Nepal

Vaginal estrogens do not increase cancer, cardiovascular disease risk in post-menopausal women

Vaginal estrogens do not increase cancer, cardiovascular disease risk in post-menopausal women

Lab-grown miniature blood vessels mimic rare Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome

Lab-grown miniature blood vessels mimic rare Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome

Large study looks at beneficial and detrimental effects of alcohol consumption

Large study looks at beneficial and detrimental effects of alcohol consumption

Symposium explores interaction between age-related cardiovascular dysfunction and diseases

Symposium explores interaction between age-related cardiovascular dysfunction and diseases

Endothelial function, effect of exercise in women may be linked more to menopausal status than fitness

Endothelial function, effect of exercise in women may be linked more to menopausal status than fitness

E-cigarette exposure may impair vascular function

E-cigarette exposure may impair vascular function

Potential strategies to combat cardiovascular aging

Potential strategies to combat cardiovascular aging

Penn State researchers find that eating almonds may help improve function of HDL cholesterol

Penn State researchers find that eating almonds may help improve function of HDL cholesterol

Nutrition researchers outline cardiometabolic benefits of plant-based eating patterns

Nutrition researchers outline cardiometabolic benefits of plant-based eating patterns

Early detection, treatment of frailty may help elderly people live healthier lives

Early detection, treatment of frailty may help elderly people live healthier lives

Researchers awarded $1.5 million each to help uncover breakthrough in heart-health research

Researchers awarded $1.5 million each to help uncover breakthrough in heart-health research