Cardiovascular Disease

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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Simple blood test could help identify cardiovascular aging and heart disease risk

Simple blood test could help identify cardiovascular aging and heart disease risk

Researchers explore whether plaque identifying toothpaste could prevent heart attack, stroke

Researchers explore whether plaque identifying toothpaste could prevent heart attack, stroke

Polygenic risk score not useful in predicting heart disease risk, study finds

Polygenic risk score not useful in predicting heart disease risk, study finds

Bariatric surgery also effective for individuals with early-onset obesity

Bariatric surgery also effective for individuals with early-onset obesity

Harmful levels of metal linked to DNA damage found in the urine of e-cigarette users

Harmful levels of metal linked to DNA damage found in the urine of e-cigarette users

Sophisticated genetic tests are not notably better than traditional risk factors at predicting heart disease

Sophisticated genetic tests are not notably better than traditional risk factors at predicting heart disease

Study finds declines in heart attacks to be greater among men than women

Study finds declines in heart attacks to be greater among men than women

Dementia prevalence falling but the number of cases will double by 2050

Dementia prevalence falling but the number of cases will double by 2050

Domestic abuse raises the risk of death by 44% finds study

Domestic abuse raises the risk of death by 44% finds study

Genetic tests to predict heart disease risk have limited benefit

Genetic tests to predict heart disease risk have limited benefit

Salivary uric acid found to be a good predictor of body fat percentage in adolescents

Salivary uric acid found to be a good predictor of body fat percentage in adolescents

Heart Research UK supports King’s College London project to eliminate 'zombie cells'

Heart Research UK supports King’s College London project to eliminate 'zombie cells'

Poor sleep in women linked to raised risk of heart disease

Poor sleep in women linked to raised risk of heart disease

Individual clinical judgments needed for prescribing aspirin in primary prevention

Individual clinical judgments needed for prescribing aspirin in primary prevention

Longer sitting times linked to higher heart disease risk among post-menopausal women

Longer sitting times linked to higher heart disease risk among post-menopausal women

Advancing a protein drug in lettuce leaves to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension

Advancing a protein drug in lettuce leaves to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension

Exposure to ambient ultrafine particles may trigger nonfatal heart attack

Exposure to ambient ultrafine particles may trigger nonfatal heart attack

Thoracic radiation therapy can have negative impact on cancer patients' quality of life

Thoracic radiation therapy can have negative impact on cancer patients' quality of life

Female domestic abuse survivors have increased risk of mortality from all causes

Female domestic abuse survivors have increased risk of mortality from all causes

Study: Survival rates have improved after kidney transplantation during childhood

Study: Survival rates have improved after kidney transplantation during childhood