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.
Finer particulate matter linked to cardiovascular disease risk

Finer particulate matter linked to cardiovascular disease risk

Weight loss surgery helps reverse respiratory issues in obese patients

Weight loss surgery helps reverse respiratory issues in obese patients

Pulmonary imaging key to diagnosing vaping-related lung damage

Pulmonary imaging key to diagnosing vaping-related lung damage

NIU professor gets $372,500 to study link between brain health and exercise

NIU professor gets $372,500 to study link between brain health and exercise

Exercise addiction more common among people with eating disorder

Exercise addiction more common among people with eating disorder

Exploring link between elevated blood pressure early in life and dementia

Exploring link between elevated blood pressure early in life and dementia

OH not linked with greater risk of adverse events among patients undergoing hypertension treatment

OH not linked with greater risk of adverse events among patients undergoing hypertension treatment

Moderate egg intake does not increase risk of cardiovascular disease

Moderate egg intake does not increase risk of cardiovascular disease

Study: Weight loss surgery may reduce risk of heart failure, hypertension and early death

Study: Weight loss surgery may reduce risk of heart failure, hypertension and early death

Surgeon General urges people to stop smoking

Surgeon General urges people to stop smoking

Scientists uncover genetic information of what keeps us healthy

Scientists uncover genetic information of what keeps us healthy

Researchers develop new tool to tackle diet epidemic in India

Researchers develop new tool to tackle diet epidemic in India

Ncardia and Bluerock Therapeutics announce collaboration agreement and licensing of process development technologies for the manufacture of iPSC-derived cardiomyocytes

Ncardia and Bluerock Therapeutics announce collaboration agreement and licensing of process development technologies for the manufacture of iPSC-derived cardiomyocytes

Climate-friendly eating patterns confer potential health gains, protect the planet

Climate-friendly eating patterns confer potential health gains, protect the planet

Quitting smoking: Going it alone is not the best approach

Quitting smoking: Going it alone is not the best approach

Spikes in blood pressure among young adults linked to higher risk of heart disease by middle age

Spikes in blood pressure among young adults linked to higher risk of heart disease by middle age

Holistic Approaches to Psoriasis Treatment

Holistic Approaches to Psoriasis Treatment

A new book on antioxidant foods that prevent or treat chronic diseases

A new book on antioxidant foods that prevent or treat chronic diseases

Partnership between medical specialties helps improve cardiovascular health

Partnership between medical specialties helps improve cardiovascular health

Coconut oil increases bad cholesterol

Coconut oil increases bad cholesterol