Daniel Levy, M.D.
An international team of researchers has identified 11 new DNA sequence variants associated with blood pressure levels and heart disease, 10 of which could be are in or near genes encoding proteins and appear to be likely targets for drugs that are currently available or in development.
Largest study of its kind, supported by the NHLBI, finds multiple ethnicities impacted by the genetic variations.
Black Americans are more likely to develop high blood pressure than whites, and a large new NHLBI-supported study has pinpointed four common genetic variations affecting their risk.
In this Journal of the American Medical Association editorial, Dr. Daniel Levy, director of the NHLBI’s Center for Population Studies and Framingham Heart Study, discusses a recent study about atherosclerosis (a disease in which plaque builds up inside the arteries) among U.S. service members and the importance of continuing to combat the heart disease epidemic.
Are you stressed? NIH-supported researchers at Columbia University Medical Center found that perceived stress may help predict a person’s future risk of coronary heart disease.
- Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS-SOL) — which will be presented at the American Heart Association Annual Meeting in Los Angeles on Nov. 5 and published in the Nov. 7 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) — finds heart disease risk factors are widespread among Hispanic/Latino adults in the United States.
Results from the NHLBI Framingham Heart Study indicate that increased stiffness of the aorta, the main artery that carries oxygen-rich blood from the heart to the body, is associated with a higher risk of hypertension, or high blood pressure.
Results from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's Framingham Heart Study suggest possible clues to hypertension prevention.
WHAT: A protein known as galectin-3 can identify people at higher risk of heart failure, according to new research supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health. This research is based on work from the NHLBI's Framingham Heart Study, which began in 1948 and has been the leading source of research findings about heart disease risk factors.
A protein found in the blood called galectin-3 can identify people at higher risk of heart failure, according to recent results from the NHLBI Framingham Heart Study.
There appears to be an association between obesity and the risk of developing the heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation, according to a study of participants in the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's (NHLBI) Framingham Heart Study. The study is published in the November 24 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.