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The cardiovascular system is comprised of the heart and the network of arteries, veins, and capillaries that carries blood throughout the body. The average adult male has between 5-6 liters of blood while the average adult female has 4-5 liters. Blood tra

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Heart failure risk may be affected by weight gain

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers find that weight gain may overstrain the heart muscle, which, in time, could lead to heart failure. Weight management could reduce this risk.

A healthy heart today means a healthier brain later in life

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Following seven simple heart health tips in your 20s predicts a healthier brain volume in your 40s. Cardiovascular and cognitive health seem to be linked.

Ozone exposure tied to cardiovascular risk

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Exposure to ozone is linked to changes in blood platelets and raised blood pressure at levels lower than that tied to changes in the lungs, study shows.

Mitral valve prolapse: What you need to know

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Mitral valve prolapse is a condition where a valve in the heart stops working normally. Learn what causes it, how it is diagnosed, and how it is treated.

Is there a link between A-fib and time spent working?

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Large population study with participants from four European countries suggests that length of working hours is a strong factor in the development of A-fib.

Low doses of radiation could harm cardiovascular health, study suggests

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Ionizing radiation, such as x-rays, has a harmful effect on the cardiovascular system even at doses equivalent to recurrent CT imaging, a new study published in the International Journal of Radiation...

Common chemicals in plastic linked to chronic disease

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Chemicals found in many plastics, called phthalates, have once again been linked with a range of chronic conditions, including type 2 diabetes.

Coffee: The science behind the health claims

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Coffee consumption has been linked to a range of health benefits, but there are risks for some coffee lovers. Find out what the latest research says.

Improving diet quality over time linked with reduced risk of premature death

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 14:00:00 PDT

People who improve the quality of their diets over time, eating more whole grains, vegetables, fruits, nuts, and fish and less red and processed meats and sugary beverages, may significantly reduce...

Iron deficiency may raise heart disease risk

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 09:00:00 PDT

New research examines the link between iron levels in the body and the risk of developing coronary artery disease. Iron may have a protective effect.

Everything you need to know about water retention

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Find out all you need to know about water retention and what you can do to relieve this common health issue with home remedies or simple lifestyle changes.

Viagra may reduce blood clots after stent surgery

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research suggests stents coated with sildenafil may have a much lower chance of causing blood clotting or artery narrowing than other stents.

Heart palpitations: Causes, tests, and treatment

Sat, 08 Jul 2017 06:00:00 PDT

A heart palpitation means an awareness of the heartbeat that may not feel right, but what are the common causes and complications? Can it be prevented?

Vegetable pigment may reduce inflammation in heart disease patients

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Higher levels of lutein, a pigment found in plants and eggs, correlates with lower levels of inflammation marker in patients with coronary artery disease.

Has effective medical therapy made the benefit of ICDs uncertain?

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Medication, including beta-blockers, may be so effective in reducing the risk of sudden death in heart failure that the overall benefit of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) may be...

The 10 best heart disease blogs

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Heart disease blogs are a useful source of information about the disease, with stories from people with the condition. We have found the 10 best blogs.

3-D-printed models could transform heart valve replacements

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A study shows how 3-D-printed heart valve models can predict how well a prosthetic heart valve will fit a patient, which could lower their risk of leakage.

Can shingles raise the risk of heart attack?

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The cardiovascular dangers of shingles are investigated in a new study, providing more evidence that the risk of stroke and heart attack is increased.

Beta-blockers may reverse genetic changes from heart disease

Mon, 03 Jul 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Researchers find that potentially damaging genetic changes linked to heart disease may be reversed with beta-blockers, a widely used class of heart drug.

Heavy breathing: Ten causes and treatments

Mon, 03 Jul 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Heavy breathing can have a range of possible causes. In this article, learn about heavy breathing, why it happens, and how it can be treated.

Why is blood red?

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Ring-shaped chemical structures with metal irons produce color. The iron in our red blood cells makes them red, while magnesium makes plant leaves green.

Health insurance expansion via Obamacare linked to fewer cardiac arrests

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A sudden catastrophic loss of heart function, or cardiac arrest, occurred significantly less among adults who acquired health insurance via the Affordable Care Act (ACA), according to new research in...

Hospitalizations for heart failure on the decline; disparities remain for blacks and men

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The number of people hospitalized for heart failure in the United States declined about 30 percent between 2002 and 2013, but large disparities between blacks vs. whites and men vs.

Asthma history linked to risk factor for heart failure

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

People with a history of asthma may be at greater risk of left ventricular hypertrophy, the thickening of the heart's main blood-pumping chamber.

Mechanism shown to reverse disease in arteries

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A certain immune reaction is the key, not to slowing atherosclerosis like cholesterol-lowering drugs do, but instead to reversing a disease that gradually blocks arteries to cause heart attacks and...