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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Study provides reassurance that patients and providers can use pharmacogenetic testing

Study provides reassurance that patients and providers can use pharmacogenetic testing

Can melatonin help prevent severe COVID-19?

Can melatonin help prevent severe COVID-19?

Innovative, integrated approaches can improve cardiovascular health, shows study

Innovative, integrated approaches can improve cardiovascular health, shows study

Steroids used to treat inflammatory disease increases risk of cardiovascular disease

Steroids used to treat inflammatory disease increases risk of cardiovascular disease

Study: Infants diagnosed with COVID-19 experienced reversible myocardial injury, heart failure

Study: Infants diagnosed with COVID-19 experienced reversible myocardial injury, heart failure

Autoantigen may help prevent and treat cardiovascular disease

Autoantigen may help prevent and treat cardiovascular disease

Study finds 10 metabolites associated with risk of stroke

Study finds 10 metabolites associated with risk of stroke

Mayo Clinic study identifies trends in statin use across the U.S.

Mayo Clinic study identifies trends in statin use across the U.S.

Direct oral anticoagulant does not appear to offer protection against severe COVID-19

Direct oral anticoagulant does not appear to offer protection against severe COVID-19

Clonal hematopoiesis linked to severe COVID-19

Clonal hematopoiesis linked to severe COVID-19

New effort to increase COVID-19 testing in Louisiana's Black communities

New effort to increase COVID-19 testing in Louisiana's Black communities

Maternal stress may lead to preterm births, accelerate child's biological aging

Maternal stress may lead to preterm births, accelerate child's biological aging

Could the keto diet help prevent or mitigate severe COVID-19?

Could the keto diet help prevent or mitigate severe COVID-19?

Early intervention is key to prevent heart disease in women during menopause transition

Early intervention is key to prevent heart disease in women during menopause transition

Urban women have higher risk of chronic diseases than rural dwellers

Urban women have higher risk of chronic diseases than rural dwellers

Women at greater risk of heart disease than men

Women at greater risk of heart disease than men

Antihypertensive drugs may reduce COVID-19 mortality in at-risk patients

Antihypertensive drugs may reduce COVID-19 mortality in at-risk patients

New method of guidance for heart bypass surgery to be tested on patients for the first time

New method of guidance for heart bypass surgery to be tested on patients for the first time

New insights on telomere length changes and DNA damage responses during space flight

New insights on telomere length changes and DNA damage responses during space flight

Bariatric surgery linked to lower risk of hospital and intensive care unit admission

Bariatric surgery linked to lower risk of hospital and intensive care unit admission