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NIH-supported study shows certain perks can spur long-term behavior change in adults with cardiovascular disease risks Adults with heart disease risks who received daily reminders or incentives to become more active increased their daily steps by more than 1,500 after a year, and many were still sticking with their new habit six months later...
Computed tomography (CT) angiography scan of a person with ACDC disease showing abnormal calcification of the blood vessels in the legs and feet. Three different views are shown: anterior, lateral, and posterior.  Image credit: Marcus Chen, M.D., National Institutes of Health
Credit: Marcus Chen, M.D., National Institutes of Health
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NIH-supported clinical trial could lead to first effective treatment for ACDC disease What: A drug used to treat certain bone diseases shows promise for slowing the progression of a rare, painful genetic condition that causes excessive calcium buildup in the arteries, known as arterial calcification due to deficiency of CD73 (ACDC). These results...
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News Release
NIH supported study shows that the virus that causes COVID-19 can damage the heart without directly infecting heart tissue SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, can damage the heart even without directly infecting the heart tissue, a National Institutes of Health-supported study has found. The research, published in the journal Circulation...
Upcoming Events
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Join the NHLBI for a virtual workshop on September 24 & 26, 2024, "Sleep and Circadian Rhythms in Cardiovascular Resilience: Mechanisms, Implications, and Applications" To explore strategies to promote Cardiovascular (CV) resilience through the optimization of sleep in general and at critical points throughout the lifespan when the risk of CV disease (CVD) may be particularly increased.
April 24 - 26 , 2024
Wednesday, April 24, 2024: 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. EDT
Friday, April 26, 2024: 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. EDT
Virtual Zoom Workshop
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Resolve to Save Lives, which runs many research projects co-funded by NHLBI, is a non-profit global public health organization that works with partners to reduce heart attack and stroke in the low- and middle-income countries that bear the majority of the disease burden. This webinar will review Resolve’s five years of implementation and research programs and highlight some of the investigators whose research is supported by Resolve and NHLBI.
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
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The ATS International Conference is the home of pulmonary, critical care, and sleep professionals, from those in the earliest stages of their careers to those whose research or strides in clinical care has gained them international recognition.
May 17 - 22 , 2024
San Diego Convention Center
Featured Past Events
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The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is participating in AHA 2023, the American Heart Association’s 2023 Scientific Sessions. This is the premier global event for advancements in cardiovascular science and medicine.
November 10 - 13 , 2023
Pennsylvania Convention Center
1101 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107