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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...
Night time Asia woman annoying and cover her ears with pillow of boyfriend snoring on bed
Research Feature
Snoring is often a sign of a very serious condition known as obstructive sleep apnea, a common disorder marked by loud snoring and stops and restarts in breathing. Until now it was thought that the louder the snore, the worse the sleep apnea. But current and ongoing research shows paradigms may be shifting in how we think about snoring. “Snoring is...
Upcoming Events
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Join the Learn More Breathe Better® program and special guest presenters as we discuss how different environments impact asthma and its management. We will also highlight resources available to use during National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month in May and beyond.
1:00 p.m. ET
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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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In this one-hour webinar, Dr. Sadiya S. Khan, MD, MSc, will present her research and ideas on "Cardiovascular Health in the Peripartum Period: Drivers and Determinants." She will discuss how cardiovascular health in the peripartum period is associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes with short- and long-term implications for the birthing adult and offspring. In addition, Dr. Khan will share how upstream drivers offer opportunities for intervention to improve cardiovascular health.
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET
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