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.
Efforts to prevent new HIV transmissions must also focus on people already living with HIV

Efforts to prevent new HIV transmissions must also focus on people already living with HIV

Research suggests new strategies for developing psoriasis therapies

Research suggests new strategies for developing psoriasis therapies

Low-dose aspirin not associated with reduced risk of heart attack among African Americans

Low-dose aspirin not associated with reduced risk of heart attack among African Americans

Study provides insight into biological effect of aging on cardiovascular disease

Study provides insight into biological effect of aging on cardiovascular disease

UIC researchers to study the impact of chronic eye disease among Latinos

UIC researchers to study the impact of chronic eye disease among Latinos

Aspirin may no longer provide benefit as primary prevention for cardiovascular disease

Aspirin may no longer provide benefit as primary prevention for cardiovascular disease

Dead probiotic reduces age-related leaky gut in older mice, study finds

Dead probiotic reduces age-related leaky gut in older mice, study finds

Metformin shows benefits on aging and different diseases

Metformin shows benefits on aging and different diseases

Short-term exercise could help to reduce side-effects of prostate hormone therapy

Short-term exercise could help to reduce side-effects of prostate hormone therapy

Research shows how high levels of blood fat induce inflammation and organ damage

Research shows how high levels of blood fat induce inflammation and organ damage

Exercise improves key measures of cardiovascular health

Exercise improves key measures of cardiovascular health

Aussies can have their health and eat meat too with new version of Mediterranean diet

Aussies can have their health and eat meat too with new version of Mediterranean diet

Treating the whole patient essential for older people with cardiovascular disease

Treating the whole patient essential for older people with cardiovascular disease

New analysis suggests link between cholesterol levels and long-term risk for cardiovascular disease

New analysis suggests link between cholesterol levels and long-term risk for cardiovascular disease

Early cholesterol checks could save your heart

Early cholesterol checks could save your heart

Proteins circulating in the blood could help predict people's age

Proteins circulating in the blood could help predict people's age

New study examines link between sugars and cardiovascular disease

New study examines link between sugars and cardiovascular disease

Experts at AGS-NIA U13 conference provide insights on bone and soft-tissue disorders

Experts at AGS-NIA U13 conference provide insights on bone and soft-tissue disorders

Internet-based therapy can reduce depression among cardiovascular disease patients

Internet-based therapy can reduce depression among cardiovascular disease patients

Cancer patients receiving common heart drugs have less heart damage from cancer therapy

Cancer patients receiving common heart drugs have less heart damage from cancer therapy