Heart disease

Air Pollution and Cardiovascular Disease: Increased Risk for Women with Diabetes

Air pollution is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, and some people may be more susceptible to its effects than others. ...

Fitness in young adults associated with lower long-term risk of cardiovascular disease, death

Study suggests limitations of calcium score to predict heart health ...

Keeping Your Heart Healthy During the Holidays

Madison, Wisconsin - The holiday season is a time of excitement and anticipation but the cold weather, change in routine and increase in stress can also increase your risk for heart attack or stroke. ... Full story

Menzies warns against ‘disease fatigue’ in the support of cardiovascular research

Australian cardiovascular (CVD) specialists are today warning against apathy toward CVD research in light of an apparent 'disease fatigue' that has robbed the sector of funding momentum. ... Full story

Adults born with heart defects have a substantially higher risk of stroke

American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report ... Full story

Researchers Find Link Between Air Pollution and Heart Disease

Higher levels of coarse particles in the air associated with increase in same-day cardiovascular hospitalizations in major urban areas ... Full story

Walking faster or longer linked to significant cardiovascular benefits in older adults

BOSTON — In a large prospective community-based study of older Americans, modest physical activity was associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). This was true even among men and women older than age 75 at baseline – a rapidly growing population for whom regular activity has been advised, but with little supportive empirical evidence. ... Full story

New Clinical Trial to Study Impact of Rheumatoid Arthritis Therapies on Cardiovascular Disease

Brigham and Women's Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center have received a four-year, $8.56 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) /National Institute for Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) for a new, clinical trial examining Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) in patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). ... Full story

Via Dying Cells, UVA Finds Potential Way to Control Cholesterol Levels

A discovery about how the body deals with the cholesterol contained within its dying cells has suggested an exciting new approach to control people’s cholesterol levels – and thus their risk of developing heart disease. ... Full story

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