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Research Brief: Examining secondhand smoke and cardiovascular risks in children


New research from the University of Minnesota examines how secondhand smoke might impact children and adolescent cardiovascular health.…
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Hormone Therapy Linked to Heart Fat, Hard Arteries

August 2, 2019

Hormone replacement therapy is a common treatment for menopause-related symptoms, and new research from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate…
NIH-developed technique prevents obstruction in heart valve replacement

June 13, 2019

A novel technique has proven successful in preventing coronary artery obstruction during transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), a…
Cause of hardening of the arteries – and potential treatment – identified

June 12, 2019

A team of UK scientists have identified the mechanism behind hardening of the arteries, and shown in animal…
Study finds link between ambient ozone exposure, carotid wall thickness

May 29, 2019

Long-term exposure to ambient ozone appears to accelerate arterial conditions that progress into cardiovascular disease and stroke, according…
Everyday stress may boost blood vessel dysfunction in people with depression

May 13, 2019

Long-term stress has been linked with cardiovascular disease, but for people with depression, researchers say small, everyday stressors…
Stem cell scientists clear another hurdle in creating transplant arteries

May 10, 2019

Cardiovascular disease is a major cause of death worldwide, and treating it isn’t easy.  The disease wreaks havoc…
Study links lifestyle factors and hardened arteries

May 8, 2019

A new study from the University of Georgia pinpoints lifestyle factors that could lead to hardened arteries. One of…
$5.1 million to target silent cause of heart attacks, strokes

May 3, 2019

By age 40, almost everyone’s arteries have begun to harden as deposits of fat and cholesterol build up…
NIH BRAIN Initiative tool may transform how scientists study brain structure and function

April 19, 2019

Researchers have developed a high-tech support system that can keep a large mammalian brain from rapidly decomposing in…
A ‘virtual’ view with a little bit of math

April 19, 2019

MU scientists advance a way to track changes in a person’s cardiovascular system Every heart beat sends blood…
Antibodies stabilise plaque in arteries

March 25, 2019

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have found that type IgG antibodies play an unexpected role in atherosclerosis. A study on…
Study links psoriasis treatment and improvement in heart artery disease

February 8, 2019

Researchers have found that treating psoriasis, a chronic inflammatory skin disease, with biologic drugs that target immune system…
Calcium Specks May Help Detect Heart Disease in South Asians

January 15, 2019

Specks of calcium in the heart’s artery walls could be an important prognostic marker of early cardiovascular disease…
Observation of blood vessel cells changing function could lead to early detection of blocked arteries

November 6, 2018

A study in mice has shown that it may be possible to detect the early signs of atherosclerosis,…
Is the Development of Calcification in Blood Vessels A Result of Stress?

September 18, 2018

Regarding overall health, there is probably no symptom more readily linked to prevailing conditions and illnesses than stress.…
Drinking in early age still causes arterial damage

August 30, 2018

Sometimes we put a lot of faith in the future. We postpone our work, our dreams and positive…
Team studies how calcium compounds accumulate in the arteries

February 6, 2018

Team leader Marta Cerruti, using the tools of the Canadian Light Source, has examined the mineralized arteries of…
Imaging tool could find early signs of arterial plaque

December 27, 2017

A brain imaging tool developed at Cornell for neuroscience could have unexpected benefits in research on another vital…
Less invasive treatment for blocked artery in the leg is safe, review finds

July 19, 2017

Researchers found in a review of data from three large studies that a minimally invasive treatment to treat…
Tracking the mechanisms of artery formation

July 18, 2017

Arteriogenesis is a critical event – not only during development but also in adult life. Cardiovascular life-threatening events,…
Heart attacks diagnosed quicker by new blood test

April 5, 2017

Scientists from King’s College London have developed a new blood test that is more sensitive in detecting damaged…
Eating peanuts may lead to supple arteries and healthy hearts

March 31, 2017

Eating peanuts with a meal may help protect against cardiovascular diseases which can lead to heart attacks and…
Researchers explore a new method to study cholesterol distribution on cells

March 21, 2017

Researchers from UCLA and the University of Western Australia have developed a new way of visualizing the distribution…
Gut microbes and poor artery health – researchers probe possible link

March 3, 2017

Scientific evidence that the assortment of gut microbes in humans influences different and critical aspects of health is…
Laser-based camera improves view of the carotid artery

February 11, 2017

Strokes and heart attacks often strike without warning. But, a unique application of a medical camera could one…
Lights, Camera, Action: New Catheter Lets Doctors See Inside Arteries for First Time

September 28, 2016

Removing plaque from clogged arteries is a common procedure that can save and improve lives. This treatment approach…
Increased coronary artery disease found in men with HIV

August 12, 2016

A cardiac imaging study showed a correlation between higher inflammatory biomarkers and an increased prevalence of coronary artery…
Hot and cold of growing old

July 29, 2016

When the first heat wave of summer arrives, a grim tally will start: the number of people who…
The mechanics of hypertension: how does stress contribute to stiff arteries?

June 17, 2016

When contemplating the mechanics of blood flow through stiff arteries, consider the flooring metaphor. When a rubber ball…
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