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Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death worldwide. This is why Nicole Redmond, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., chief of the Clinical Applications and Prevention branch in NHLBI’s Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, is bringing attention to silent pieces of information, like elevated blood pressure or cholesterol. When they go unchecked...
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An NIH-supported research partnership aims to transform heart failure research to bring personalized therapies to patients Every minute of every day the heart pumps about five quarts of blood – nearly 20 glassfuls – throughout the body. But when changes occur, such as the heart becoming weak or not filling adequately with blood, it loses its...
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Two years after identifying VEXAS syndrome, a rare inflammatory condition due to a mutation in blood cells, researchers are studying a potential cure In 2014, Randy Pherson, an intelligence and homeland security expert from Great Falls, Virginia, began a grueling mission: to get to the bottom of the slew of seemingly random symptoms that, for the...
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It’s a fact: More than 16 million Americans are living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, a chronic lung disease that makes it hard to breathe and worsens over time. An umbrella term for emphysema and chronic bronchitis, COPD is a leading cause of death and disability in the United States, but it affects some groups particularly...
This image shows the Sylvee device, a wearable chest patch for monitoring COPD, next to an animation showing how the device is worn on the chest.
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More than 15 million Americans live with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a progressive lung condition that makes it difficult to breathe. But monitoring the often-debilitating condition can be challenging. And when dangerous flare-ups go undetected — something that happens in at least half the cases — the result can be fatal...
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For years, the community of researchers that studies sleep has tried to raise awareness about the growing link between poor sleep and heart disease. Now, after much effort, they can mark progress toward recognizing that all-important connection. For the first time, the American Heart Association has added sleep to the key components it advises...
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The human genome was fully sequenced more than 20 years ago and is powering ways to predict, treat, and prevent cardiovascular disease As researchers study the genetic underpinnings of heart and vascular disease, they are creating new ways to screen, diagnose, and treat patients for a variety of heart conditions. Some are exploring how to better...
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High-dose supplements don’t help the hearts of most adults any more than modest doses do, but researchers say there’s still more to learn about the value of this essential vitamin It’s a workhorse nutrient that strengthens bones, supports immune function, helps the heart, and powers the body in many other ways. But recent findings about vitamin D...
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You’re ready for bed, so you turn off the lights and pull down the shades. Sure, a little light may stream from the sides of the window, or beam from your alarm clock, or TV modem, or cell phone. No big deal, you say? Think again. It turns out that even tiny amounts of nighttime light—from any source—may be harmful to your heart. One recent study...
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Researchers are studying how to update and personalize the tools doctors use to predict a patient’s chance of developing cardiovascular disease The annual physical exam is often a routine event for many people. A primary care doctor looks at, among many things, their patient’s blood pressure, cholesterol, and body weight, to help glean the health...