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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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Humans retain genes for coronary artery disease because they make for more prolific parents

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:00:00 PDT

Genome-wide scans suggest that natural selection keeps these genes in the population as they benefit childbearing capacity.

Breast implants may cause false ECG diagnosis of heart attack

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 07:00:00 PDT

A new study suggests that ECG recordings, which are used to diagnose heart attack and other disorders, can be abnormal in patients with breast implants.

Could a cholesterol-lowering vaccine replace statins?

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Researchers reveal the development of a vaccine that successfully reduced 'bad' cholesterol and atherosclerosis in mice. It is now being tested in humans.

Study casts doubt about link between eczema, cardiovascular disease

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 06:00:00 PDT

For the roughly 7 percent of adults who live with atopic dermatitis, a common form of eczema, a new study reports a little good news: Despite recent findings to the contrary, the skin condition is...

Heart failure: Stem cell therapy may worsen heart damage

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 08:00:00 PDT

For heart failure patients, research suggests that using cardiac stem cells for autologous stem cell therapy may exacerbate heart tissue damage.

New screening tool helps ID heart surgery patients at risk for malnutrition

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Simple risk score guides surgeons in providing nutrition support sooner and more aggressively.

Sex-specific cardiovascular drug dosages needed to reduce adverse reactions in women

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Sex-specific cardiovascular drug dosages are needed to reduce adverse reactions in women, according to a position paper from the European Society of Cardiology published in European Heart Journal ...

Can use of a drone improve response times for out-of-hospital cardiac arrests compared to an ambulance

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In a study involving simulated out-of-hospital cardiac arrests, drones carrying an automated external defibrillator arrived in less time than emergency medical services, with a reduction in response...

Metabolic syndrome: An hour of resistance training per week may cut risk

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 07:00:00 PDT

New research reveals that under 1 hour per week of resistance exercise, independent of aerobic exercise, is tied to lower risk of metabolic syndrome.

Statins may raise the risk of Parkinson's disease

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research suggests that rather than protecting against Parkinson's disease, it is possible that the use of statins may increase its risk.

Does the sound of airplanes raise blood pressure risk?

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study investigates the effect of long-term exposure to aircraft noise on the risk of high blood pressure, cardiac arrhythmia, and stroke.

Long-term daily aspirin use linked to higher than expected risk of bleeding in adults aged 75 or over

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 16:00:00 PDT

Authors conclude that proton-pump inhibitors should be co-prescribed in this age group to reduce the risk of bleeds.

Diabetes drug found to reduce heart and kidney disease risk

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A large-scale study finds that a blood sugar-reducing drug for type 2 diabetes also has cardiovascular benefits and reduces the risk of kidney disease.

Arthritis drug could cure severe heart condition

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers find that drug being tested for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis may also hold the key to preventing aortic valve stenosis.

Snake venom could lead to safer blood clot prevention

Sun, 11 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers have found that a protein in the venom of the Tropidolaemus wagleri snake may lead to a safer antiplatelet medication.

Congestive heart failure: Symptoms, treatment, and prevention

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Congestive heart failure makes it difficult for the heart to pump blood through the body, causing the other organs to receive less blood than they require.

Running multiple marathons does not increase risk of atherosclerosis

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Running multiple marathons does not increase the risk of atherosclerosis, according to research published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.

Type of natural sugar may prevent arteries from clogging

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Not all sugar is bad. Researchers find that a type of natural sugar called trehalose reduces the buildup of plaque inside the arteries.

Food policies have potential to lower US cardiovascular disease rates

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Food policies, such as fruit and vegetable subsidies, taxes on sugar sweetened drinks, and mass media campaigns to change dietary habits, could avert hundreds of thousands of deaths from...

Smaller dose combos of blood pressure meds may be effective with fewer side effects

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Quarter-dose combinations of blood pressure lowering medications appear to be effective in treating hypertension and result in fewer side effects for patients than a single dose of one drug...

Six ways your pet can boost health and well-being

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Our pets not only bring us joy and companionship, they offer benefits for health and well-being, too. We take a closer look at what these are.

Acute heart failure: What you need to know

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 04:00:00 PDT

In this article learn about acute heart failure. We look at the causes, symptoms, how it is diagnosed, and the treatments available.

Aging does not necessarily preclude healthy arteries

Wed, 31 May 2017 07:00:00 PDT

High blood pressure and stiff arteries are accepted as normal with aging, but a modifiable lifestyle rather than genetics is the main culprit, says study.

Childhood obesity causes lasting damage to the body

Wed, 31 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Obesity in childhood has long term health implications stretching into adulthood, a new study in the journal Obesity Reviews reveals.

Adding tobacco to cannabis doesn't affect the high, but impacts memory and heart

Wed, 31 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Adding tobacco to a cannabis joint doesn't improve the experience of being stoned, but it does reduce the memory impairment inherent to cannabis use, finds a new UCL study published in Psychological...