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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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One specific gene explains many diseases

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Genetic differences in the FADS1 gene determine the risk for many different diseases.

Daily hour of yoga lowers blood pressure

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 09:00:00 PST

New research presented in India suggests 1 hour of yoga each day significantly reduces blood pressure in patients with prehypertension.

Optimism may boost women's longevity

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Researchers suggest it pays to think positively, after finding that women who are more optimistic may be at lower risk of death from numerous diseases.

Clinic readings may underestimate blood pressure during daily activities

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

Around the clock monitoring during daily activity revealed masked, or undetected, high blood pressure among otherwise healthy adults who had normal readings in the clinic, according to new research...

Field position may impact blood pressure in football players

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

Football at the college-level is associated with increased blood pressure and changes in size, shape, structure and function of the heart, especially among linemen, according to a new study...

Moderate drinking may cause irregular heartbeat

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 02:00:00 PST

Although some research suggests that light to moderate drinking is good for the heart, a new study shows it may lead to a form of arrhythmia.

Adrenaline rush: Delaying epinephrine shots after cardiac arrest cuts survival rates

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Hospitals in which the administration of epinephrine to patients whose hearts have stopped is delayed beyond five minutes have significantly lower survival rates of those patients, a new study led...

Is smoking ever safe? Study investigates

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 09:00:00 PST

The harmful effects of smoking are well known, but a new study investigates the health risks associated with a lower level of tobacco use.

FDA approves Jardiance to reduce cardiovascular death in adults with type 2 diabetes

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new indication for Jardiance (empagliflozin) to reduce the risk of cardiovascular death in adult patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and...

Dabigatran superior to warfarin when anticoagulation is resumed after bleeding

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

In the first analysis of how to treat patients on anticoagulants who suffer a major bleeding event, a clinical practice that routinely gives doctors pause, while also evaluating a new drug...

Crab shell patch could help keep hearts beating after heart attack

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

Researchers have created a material, that includes a chemical found in a crab's shell, that can bridge the gap in the heart's electrical signals caused by a heart attack.

Thousands of heart patients missing out on cardiac rehabilitation

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Thousands of heart patients are missing out on cardiac rehabilitation following a heart attack, increasing their risk of suffering a fatal event, according to new figures released by the British...

Correlates of overweight and obesity among adolescents with bipolar disorder in the national comorbidity survey

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Bipolar disorder is one of the most disabling medical conditions among adolescents worldwide.

World first MRI study sheds light on heart damage during kidney dialysis

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

Experts in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and kidney disease have carried out the first ever scans to study the heart function of kidney patients while they are having dialysis treatment.

Leading heart professor recognised as top global researcher

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

The "valuable and significant" work of a University of Leicester heart professor has won him recognition as one of the world's most influential scientists.

Genetic link to fatal health condition could aid future treatment

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

Thousands of lives could be saved every year after it was discovered a fatal cardiovascular condition could be linked to four genes, research has found.

Exercise extends life, but which exercise is best?

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

It is common knowledge that sports can extend life and improve heart health, but the question of which exercise is best has rarely been broached.

Heart attack risk over eight times higher for younger smokers

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Smokers who are under 50 years of age are at a much higher risk of developing a specific type of heart attack, according to a new study.

Preventing heart failure risk factors in midlife substantially lowers risk

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Preventing the development of hypertension, obesity and diabetes by the age of 45 to 55 years may lead up to an 86 percent lower risk for heart failure through the remainder of life, according to...

Why is heart growth beneficial in some circumstances but detrimental in others?

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Why is heart growth beneficial in some circumstances but detrimental in others?

Heart disease: Consuming too much saturated fat may raise risk

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 07:00:00 PST

A study finds high intakes of common saturated fats - such as those found in red meat, dairy fat, butter, and palm oil - may raise risk of heart disease.

Lowest stroke rates in older baby boomers; younger people rising

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

Stroke rates continue to decline in people 55 and older, while more than doubling in those between 35 and 39, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access...

Study finds key protein that binds to LDL cholesterol

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

A Yale-led research team identified a protein that plays an important role in the buildup of LDL cholesterol in blood vessels.

Heart failure: Faulty gene carried by 1 percent of people

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 07:00:00 PST

A gene variant carried by 1 percent of people could trigger heart failure if the organ is stressed, e.g. by high blood pressure or pregnancy, study finds.

Risk of hemorrhage with statins and stroke prevention drug combination

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

Two commonly used statins can increase the risk of hemorrhage when combined with dabigatran etexilate, a drug often used for preventing stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation, according to a...