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.
Immune cells in arteries can sniff out their surroundings and cause inflammation

Immune cells in arteries can sniff out their surroundings and cause inflammation

Daily consumption of more olive oil linked to lower mortality risk

Daily consumption of more olive oil linked to lower mortality risk

Risk linked to coronary arteriosclerosis may be explained by changes in gene networks

Risk linked to coronary arteriosclerosis may be explained by changes in gene networks

Changes in the activity of gene networks may explain arteriosclerosis risk

Changes in the activity of gene networks may explain arteriosclerosis risk

Cloud-based platform enables easy access to global genomics databases

Cloud-based platform enables easy access to global genomics databases

Researchers identify molecules responsible for dangerous neutrophil behavior

Researchers identify molecules responsible for dangerous neutrophil behavior

Genetic material found in blood samples can detect women at risk of pre-eclampsia

Genetic material found in blood samples can detect women at risk of pre-eclampsia

New model system reveals how tiny bacteria from the environment have adapted to live inside humans

New model system reveals how tiny bacteria from the environment have adapted to live inside humans

A genetic variation makes sugar healthy for some Greenlanders

A genetic variation makes sugar healthy for some Greenlanders

Novel peptide vaccine alleviates conditions of dyslipidemia

Novel peptide vaccine alleviates conditions of dyslipidemia

Sustainable dietary habits are linked to health benefits, says study

Sustainable dietary habits are linked to health benefits, says study

Study of people from diverse ancestries provides a powerful tool for predicting heart disease risk

Study of people from diverse ancestries provides a powerful tool for predicting heart disease risk

Study uncovers mechanisms behind rupture and repair of the nuclear envelope

Study uncovers mechanisms behind rupture and repair of the nuclear envelope

Integration of digital and molecular data could enable individualized prevention of disease

Integration of digital and molecular data could enable individualized prevention of disease

Researchers compare impact of different diets on health, animal welfare and the environment

Researchers compare impact of different diets on health, animal welfare and the environment

Researchers expand understanding of how T cells recognize infections or disease

Researchers expand understanding of how T cells recognize infections or disease

Study identifies new gene that promotes progression to type 1 diabetes

Study identifies new gene that promotes progression to type 1 diabetes

Research details how HIV-infected cells evade detection by the immune system

Research details how HIV-infected cells evade detection by the immune system

Study identifies molecular changes in red blood cells that cause vascular damage in type 2 diabetes

Study identifies molecular changes in red blood cells that cause vascular damage in type 2 diabetes

Study finds several common genetic loci associated with dilated cardiomyopathy in U.S. veterans

Study finds several common genetic loci associated with dilated cardiomyopathy in U.S. veterans