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June 12, 2017

During Men’s Health Week, NHLBI scientists available to discuss research on men’s health

June 12-18 is National Men’s Health Week and experts from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) are available to discuss research findings related to some of the more serious medical challenges that disproportionately affect men—sleep apnea, excess belly fat, and high blood pressure. All are linked to an increased risk for heart disease. The good news is that men can take steps now to prevent these problems or detect and treat them early enough to act against heart disease.

May 22, 2017

COPD National Action Plan aims to reduce the burden of the third leading cause of death

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), along with federal and non-federal partners, today released the first-ever COPD National Action Plan, a detailed, patient-centered roadmap for addressing one of the most urgent health concerns facing Americans. The plan was released at the American Thoracic Society International Conference meeting this week in Washington, D.C. NHLBI is part of the National Institutes of Health.

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June 12, 2017 : JAMA Internal Medicine

Men and women with the lowest education level had higher lifetime risks of cardiovascular disease (CVD) than those with the highest education level, according to an NHLBI-funded study published by JAMA Internal Medicine. The findings reinforce that one of the most important socioeconomic factors contributing to CVD is educational inequality. Heart disease: Going to university 'could slash your risk if you are a woman' Patient's Education Level May Be Key to Heart Risk

Science Daily: Is educational attainment associated with lifetime risk of cardiovascular disease?

Live Science: How Your Education Level May Be Linked to Your Risk of Heart Disease

Healio: Educational attainment inversely associated with lifetime CVD risk

El Universal: Tu nivel educativo marca tu riesgo cardiovascular Las personas con menor nivel educativo tienen mayor riesgo de enfermedad cardiovascular

Daily Mail: Going to university HALVES your risk of heart disease, 30-year study shows

May 31, 2017 : JAMA Cardiology

Reducing systolic blood pressure to levels below currently recommended targets may significantly reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and save lives, according to a new study published in JAMA Cardiology. The study is based on a systematic review and analysis of 42 clinical trials involving 144,220 people.  It is partly funded by NHLBI.  

MedPage Today: New Review Supports Aggressive BP Targets

Medical Xpress: Findings suggest reducing target SBP to below recommended levels could significantly reduce risk

Physician’s Briefing: Reducing SBP Targets Below Current Guidelines Cuts Risk

News Medical: Reducing target systolic blood pressure lowers risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality

Science Daily: Lower targets for systolic blood pressure suggested by study

September 27, 2017 to September 28, 2017
The event will bring together experts in stem cell biology, cardiovascular development, translating stem cell biology, cardiac remodeling and inflammation, vascular remodeling and inflammation, and tissue engineering/genome editing/new technologies.
October 26, 2017 to October 27, 2017
Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, Jamaica West Indies
The 11th annual SCiF conference will be co-hosted by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and The University of West Indies.