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.
What is Cardiovascular Disease?

Diseases of disorders of this system are termed cardiovascular diseases. Cardiovascular diseases kill an estimated 17 million people worldwide each year. Majority of these are due to heart attacks and strokes.

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Two types of blood pressure drugs provide equal benefits, but side effects differ

Two types of blood pressure drugs provide equal benefits, but side effects differ

'Good cholesterol' protects the liver from inflammation and injury, study shows

'Good cholesterol' protects the liver from inflammation and injury, study shows

Structural home repairs in low-income neighborhoods linked with reduced crime rates

Structural home repairs in low-income neighborhoods linked with reduced crime rates

Experts call for immediate action to ensure physical activity is built into everyday lives

Experts call for immediate action to ensure physical activity is built into everyday lives

Study shows strong relationship between women's heart health and pregnancy outcomes

Study shows strong relationship between women's heart health and pregnancy outcomes

MCG scientists find copper transporter as potential therapeutic target for cardiovascular diseases

MCG scientists find copper transporter as potential therapeutic target for cardiovascular diseases

Study examines clinical outcomes in vaccinated individuals hospitalized with SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant

Study examines clinical outcomes in vaccinated individuals hospitalized with SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant

Chemical modification in RNA molecules may offer protection against liver disease

Chemical modification in RNA molecules may offer protection against liver disease

Occasional breastfeeding shown to improve cardiac and vascular health in babies, with long-lasting benefits

Occasional breastfeeding shown to improve cardiac and vascular health in babies, with long-lasting benefits

Infection fatality rate of COVID-19 in community-based elderly lower than earlier estimates

Infection fatality rate of COVID-19 in community-based elderly lower than earlier estimates

Research identifies key role of CXCL9 cytokine in age-related chronic inflammation

Research identifies key role of CXCL9 cytokine in age-related chronic inflammation

Study: Benefit-to-harm balance of statins for primary prevention of heart disease is favorable

Study: Benefit-to-harm balance of statins for primary prevention of heart disease is favorable

Study evaluates COVID-19's impact on food-shopping behavior for food-insecure populations

Study evaluates COVID-19's impact on food-shopping behavior for food-insecure populations

Leading cardiovascular organizations call for global action to improve clinician well-being

Leading cardiovascular organizations call for global action to improve clinician well-being

Real-world evidence SARS-CoV-2 mRNA vaccines work and help prevent worst outcomes

Real-world evidence SARS-CoV-2 mRNA vaccines work and help prevent worst outcomes

Study: Diet rich in fermented foods boosts microbial diversity, decreases inflammation

Study: Diet rich in fermented foods boosts microbial diversity, decreases inflammation

Athletes more likely to experience irregular heart rhythms than non-athletes

Athletes more likely to experience irregular heart rhythms than non-athletes

BU researcher wins Louis and Artur Lucian Award for contributions to cardiovascular science

BU researcher wins Louis and Artur Lucian Award for contributions to cardiovascular science

How do host factors like the lung microbiome aid in SARS‐CoV‐2 infection?

How do host factors like the lung microbiome aid in SARS‐CoV‐2 infection?

Insight into the impact of physical activity on sleep

Insight into the impact of physical activity on sleep