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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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Are statins the best cholesterol-lowering drug? Study investigates

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 09:00:00 PDT

Researchers have reviewed both statin and nonstatin therapies in an attempt to determine how they impact cholesterol levels and cardiovascular risk.



New genetic links for heart disease risk factors identified

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Scientists from the Welcome Trust Sanger Institute and their collaborators have discovered 17 rare human genetic variations associated with risk factors for diseases such as heart disease and...



Closing the gender gap: Young women with premature acute coronary syndrome now do as well as men

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Twelve-month prognosis is good and not dependent on sex, report investigators in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology.



A world first: University Hospital Zurich's cardiovascular team carries out a new type of procedure on a heart valve

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A team led by Francesco Maisano, co-director of the University Heart Center at the University Hospital Zurich (UHZ) and professor for Heart Surgery at the University of Zurich, made up of heart...



Region of body fat affects heart disease risk

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

People who carry excess belly fat face an increased risk of heart disease, compared with people who have fat elsewhere, new research finds



Heart disease: Genetic risk score may help earlier prediction

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Study shows how using genetic risk scores - from DNA profiles - improves prediction of coronary heart disease relative to traditional clinical risk scores.



Sauna: What are the Health Benefits?

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 06:00:00 PDT

Saunas have been used for hundreds of years, and spending time in a sauna can feel good. Learn about further health benefits to be had beyond relaxation.



City design, transport may reduce global burden of disease and injury

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 09:00:00 PDT

Researchers reveal how changes to city design and transport across the globe could reduce the burden of road accidents, CVD, and type 2 diabetes.



Researchers develop new genetic tool to identify people at risk of coronary heart disease

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 05:00:00 PDT

A new genetic risk score that could help to identify individuals at risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) much earlier and potentially improve its prevention has been developed in research...



7 Natural Diuretics to Eat and Drink

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Diuretics are a useful treatment for high blood pressure and other conditions. Learn about seven natural diuretics and their considerations here.



Sudden infant cardiac death explained by gene mutation

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 05:00:00 PDT

A team of researchers, including scientists from the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, have linked a faulty gene to the deaths of seemingly healthy children whose hearts suddenly stopped.



The memory of a heart attack is stored in our genes

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Both heredity and environmental factors influence our risk of cardiovascular disease.



Smoking may affect DNA for more than 30 years

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Some DNA methylation sites associated with smoking remain even 30 years after quitting smoking, increasing the risk of cardiovascular diseases and cancers.



Stress erases benefits of eating 'good' fats, study says

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 09:00:00 PDT

Choosing to eat healthier fats is important for cholesterol levels and other health measures, but a new study shows how stress can impact on these effects.



Size is everything when it comes to high blood pressure

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 09:00:00 PDT

The body's smallest organ dictates your blood pressure.The size of a grain of rice, the carotid body, located between two major arteries that feed the brain with blood, has been found to...



Heart disease: Could sleep disorders play a role?

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

The American Heart Association highlight how sleeping too little or too long, along with sleep disorders, may be linked to heart disease risk factors.



Medication to prevent heart attacks linked with reduced heart attack severity

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Medications prescribed to prevent heart attacks such as statins and aspirin are also associated with reduced heart attack severity, according to research published in PLOS ONE.



Stem cell-based screening methods may predict heart-related side effects of drugs

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Coaxing stem cells from patients to become heart cells may help clinicians personalize drug treatments and prevent heart-related toxicity.



Heart Attack or Heartburn? Differences Between Types of Chest Pain

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Heart attacks and heartburn can both cause pain in the upper belly or chest. Learn about how their symptoms can differ and what to do when they occur.



Semaglutide reduced major cardiovascular events by 26% in adults with type 2 diabetes at high cardiovascular risk

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Novo Nordisk has announced that semaglutide, an investigational glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) analogue administered once-weekly, significantly reduced the risk of the primary composite endpoint...



Lowering blood pressure's top number could prevent 100,000-plus deaths a year

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

More than 100,000 deaths could be prevented annually if adults with specific common risk factors for heart disease would engage in an intensive program to lower systolic blood pressure, the top...



Link discovered between preterm birth and risk of heart disease

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Abnormalities in a type of cell involved in blood vessel development and healing may explain why adults who were born prematurely are at increased risk of high blood pressure and other heart...



Premature or early-onset menopause associated with increased risk of coronary heart disease, CVD mortality, all-cause mortality

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

In a study published online by JAMA Cardiology, Taulant Muka, M.D., Ph.D., of Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and colleagues evaluated the effect of age at onset of...



Moderate drinking: Heart health benefits challenged in new study

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 09:00:00 PDT

Moderate alcohol intake has been hailed as beneficial for heart health, but a new study finds it could raise the risk of atrial fibrillation.



Genetically-modified probiotic may one day treat pulmonary hypertension

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 04:00:00 PDT

An oral, genetically-modified strain of the probiotic Lactobacillus was used to treat rats with high blood pressure in the lungs, which resulted in reduced blood pressure, improved heart...