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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Girls more likely to develop metabolic alterations associated with obesity than boys

Girls more likely to develop metabolic alterations associated with obesity than boys

Investment in primary prevention can reduce rheumatic heart disease in the African Union

Investment in primary prevention can reduce rheumatic heart disease in the African Union

Primary care should adopt new approach to make meaningful gains in cardiovascular disease care

Primary care should adopt new approach to make meaningful gains in cardiovascular disease care

Spiritual fitness and meditative practice may reduce multiple risk factors for Alzheimer's disease

Spiritual fitness and meditative practice may reduce multiple risk factors for Alzheimer's disease

New tool may safely block gene linked to factors that cause heart disease

New tool may safely block gene linked to factors that cause heart disease

Severe COVID-19 linked to genetic clotting predisposition

Severe COVID-19 linked to genetic clotting predisposition

Combination of BMI and body shape predictor can help determine the risk of obesity-related cancers

Combination of BMI and body shape predictor can help determine the risk of obesity-related cancers

Vegetarians may have a healthier biomarker profile than meat-eaters, indicates study

Vegetarians may have a healthier biomarker profile than meat-eaters, indicates study

Heart Research UK awards grant for new project investigating long-term effects of COVID-19 on the heart

Heart Research UK awards grant for new project investigating long-term effects of COVID-19 on the heart

Researchers reveal how to effectively achieve and maintain a healthy weight loss

Researchers reveal how to effectively achieve and maintain a healthy weight loss

Moderate alcohol intake may be heart protective by reducing stress-related brain signals

Moderate alcohol intake may be heart protective by reducing stress-related brain signals

Many adults with hypertension may be taking other medications that could raise blood pressure

Many adults with hypertension may be taking other medications that could raise blood pressure

Thin, weakened bones associated with heightened risk of heart attack or stroke in women

Thin, weakened bones associated with heightened risk of heart attack or stroke in women

Benefits of drug research are not being shared equitably among study participants, indicates study

Benefits of drug research are not being shared equitably among study participants, indicates study

New glowing probe may detect early cardiovascular disease

New glowing probe may detect early cardiovascular disease

Study finds no evidence of increased risk for COVID-19 from aspirin/NSAID use

Study finds no evidence of increased risk for COVID-19 from aspirin/NSAID use

Study: Only half of Americans with a history of heart disease get annual flu shot

Study: Only half of Americans with a history of heart disease get annual flu shot

Sleeping six to seven hours a night associated with more favorable heart health

Sleeping six to seven hours a night associated with more favorable heart health

Spouse's history of heart disease may increase a person’s own cardiovascular risk

Spouse's history of heart disease may increase a person’s own cardiovascular risk

Neighborhood quality may affect a person's longevity after heart attack

Neighborhood quality may affect a person's longevity after heart attack