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Healthcare professional examinating the heartbeat of a confident looking little black boy with a stethoscope
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In the United States and in many parts of the world, a strep throat infection can be treated early with penicillin and poses minimal health threats. However, for people living in areas with limited access to health care, an untreated infection can introduce serious health consequences. This includes developing into rheumatic heart disease , a...
Image of a heart
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What if you could design a small piece of electronics that is both flexible and stretchable, is able to take high-resolution images of the electrical signals inside the heart, and cure a cardiac condition that impacts more than 35 million people worldwide? It may sound futuristic, but that’s exactly what NHLBI-funded researchers from Cornell are...
A 3D image of cholesterol in an artery is shown
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It’s the cholesterol we love to love – and for good reason. High-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, often called “good cholesterol,” removes extra cholesterol from the arteries by gobbling up early-forming plaque and transporting it to the liver, which flushes it out of the body. It’s an essential job: when too much plaque accumulates in the...
african american basket ball player with ball.
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The exact reasons are unclear; biological and social factors under study The recent sudden cardiac arrests of college basketball player Bronny James and professional football player Damar Hamlin did more than shock the sports world and the nation. They brought attention to a disturbing, but little-known, fact: Sudden cardiac arrest is the number...
A pregnant woman in deep thought looks out a window
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Wemi Found, a mother of two who has sickle cell disease (SCD), barely survived her first pregnancy. The Toronto resident was elated to be pregnant; it had taken nearly a year to conceive during which she also experienced a devastating miscarriage. The first trimester of her pregnancy was a breeze, Found recalled during a recent NHLBI-funded...
Intermittent fasting. Healthy breakfast, diet food concept. Organic meal. Fat loss concept. Weight loss
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Rapidly emerging field might help fight heart disease, other conditions Most people have engaged in late-night eating at some point — whether it’s with ice cream before bedtime or pizza while studying for an exam. But if you think those late-night indulgences are just an innocent way to curb your pesky, post-dinner hunger pangs, think again. For...
A man is shown wearing a device used to treat obstructive sleep apnea.
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Obstructive sleep apnea affects millions of adults worldwide, including more than 24 million in the United States. However, most cases, 90%, remain undiagnosed. The condition results from the upper airways becoming blocked while a person sleeps, which can reduce or stop airflow. As a result, people with obstructed airways can wake up multiple times...
Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol
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When it comes to thinking about lipids and heart health, cholesterol often comes to mind. Along with age, blood pressure, and underlying conditions, cholesterol - a fat that circulates in the bloodstream - is one of many indicators of cardiovascular health that physicians look at through routine medical check-ins. It’s also used in 10-year risk...
A patient uses a pulse oximeter that attaches to their fingertip.
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A portable device used to detect blood oxygen levels revolutionized the medical field 50 years ago and is now receiving essential updates Efforts to improve the accuracy of pulse oximetry readings for diverse groups of patients and in multiple settings are underway. Joel Moss, M.D., Ph.D. , a senior investigator in NHLBI’s Laboratory of...
A doctor talks to a patient who is pregnant.
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When Jasmin Eralte first became pregnant 12 years ago, she enrolled in a study for first-time moms. She wanted to contribute to its goal of helping researchers identify factors that may increase risks for pregnancy complications. The timing was just right. Eralte, a New York City nurse, had noticed a decrease in women giving natural births without...