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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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Lack of sleep increases death risk in people with metabolic syndrome

Thu, 25 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study concludes that individuals with metabolic syndrome that sleep for under 6 hours per night could have an increased cardiovascular risk.



Preterm birth linked to higher risk of heart failure

Thu, 25 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Babies born preterm run a higher risk of heart failure during childhood and adolescence than those born at full term, researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden report.



Researchers find piece in inflammatory disease puzzle

Wed, 24 May 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Inflammation is the process by which the body responds to injury or infection but when this process becomes out of control it can cause disease.



Chocolate may cut risk of irregular heartbeat by a fifth

Wed, 24 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A little bit of what you fancy really does do you good; researchers say that moderate chocolate intake may reduce the risk of atrial fibrillation.



Genes responsible for severe congenital heart disease identified by researchers

Wed, 24 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The first known identification of two genes responsible for hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS), a severe congenital heart defect, has been reported by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh...



Obstructive sleep apnea might lead to irregular heartbeat

Tue, 23 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Patients with obstructive sleep apnea may face a greater risk of atrial fibrillation, or irregular, rapid heartbeat, new research suggests.



Chronic anabolic steroid use may damage heart, arteries

Tue, 23 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Long-term anabolic-androgenic steroid use may reduce the heart's ability to pump blood throughout the body, according to new research in the American Heart Association's journal Circulation.



New research could help develop drugs to better address heart problems in diabetics

Tue, 23 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Research published in Experimental Physiology shows that diabetes-induced changes in heartbeat are primarily regulated by the β1-adrenoceptor.



Older adults may not benefit from taking statins to prevent heart disease

Mon, 22 May 2017 08:00:00 PDT

An analysis of clinical trial data finds no benefit in giving older adults statins for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease.



Does moderate drinking really protect against heart disease?

Mon, 22 May 2017 07:00:00 PDT

A new review finds the existing research to be biased and suggests that moderate drinking does not stave off heart disease after all.



Heart failure and stroke identified as lethal combination

Mon, 22 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Heart failure patients with previous stroke had greater risks of depression, hospitalisation and death.



Eating more fruits and vegetables may lower risk of blockages in leg arteries

Mon, 22 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Eating three or more servings of fruit and vegetables per day may lower your risk of developing peripheral artery disease (PAD), according to new research in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular...



Urine test finds what makes people say no to blood pressure lowering pills

Mon, 22 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

University of Manchester researchers together with their UK and overseas collaborators have found out that more than one third of 1,400 people with high blood pressure have not been taking their...



Can you be healthy and have obesity? Not really, says major study

Sun, 21 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The largest study of its kind to date investigates the idea of 'healthy obesity' and deems it a myth. Obese people are still at a higher risk of illness.



Hypertension before the age of 55 increases risk of cardiovascular death

Fri, 19 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

When someone gets diagnosed with hypertension, either early (before the age of 55) or later in life, can have important health ramifications.



Eating more fruits and vegetables may lower risk of blockages in leg arteries

Fri, 19 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Eating three or more servings of fruit and vegetables per day may lower your risk of developing peripheral artery disease (PAD), according to new research in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular...



Cardiovascular disease causes one-third of deaths worldwide

Thu, 18 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Cardiovascular diseases (CVD), including heart diseases and stroke, account for one-third of deaths throughout the world, according to a new scientific study that examined every country over the past...



Diabetes and life expectancy: What effect does type 2 diabetes have?

Tue, 16 May 2017 09:00:00 PDT

What is the life expectancy of people with type 2 diabetes and what are the risk factors? Learn about what causes diabetes to shorten life expectancy.



First ever nasal spray therapy successful in treating rapid heart rate condition

Tue, 16 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

New study results show innovative medication has potential to change the way patients are treated for a debilitating cardiac arrhythmia.



Ten signs of uncontrolled diabetes

Tue, 16 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

As many as a third of adults with type 2 diabetes do not know they have it. In this article, learn about the common signs of uncontrolled diabetes.



Early menopause, never giving birth may raise heart failure risk

Tue, 16 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study shows that factors such as an early menopause, a shorter reproductive period, and never giving birth influence a woman's risk of heart failure.



BMI not the only reliable indicator of heart disease

Tue, 16 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Waist-to-hip ratio may be a stronger indicator of some cardiovascular illnesses than the commonly-used measure BMI, according to a new UCL-led study.



Hundreds of thousands of strokes may be preventable each year

Tue, 16 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Many patients with an irregular heartbeat, known as atrial fibrillation, are not receiving recommended blood thinning medication they need to prevent strokes, according to a study published in the...



Severe mental illness linked to much higher risk for cardiovascular disease

Tue, 16 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

An international study of more than 3.2 million people with severe mental illness reveals a substantially increased risk for developing cardiovascular disease compared to the general population.



Respiratory infections raise heart attack risk by 17 times

Mon, 15 May 2017 07:00:00 PDT

A new study suggests that during the first 7 days of a respiratory infection, the risk of having a heart attack is 17 times higher.