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NHLBI in the Press
Researchers are reporting that common therapy options for psoriasis, a chronic an inflammatory skin disease, can reduce plaque levels in the blood vessels of the heart. In this new observational study, the researchers also found that the psoriasis treatments--including so-called biologic therapies t
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NHLBI in the Press
Some studies have shown that obese individuals have a lower risk of cardiovascular problems when they are metabolically healthy, but accumulating evidence suggests that the risk still remains high in this group.
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NHLBI in the Press
Extracellular vesicles are small structures that are secreted by cells and contain molecules called microRNAs, which can induce the recovery of damaged heart tissue. However, the therapeutic effects of extracellular vesicles are short-lived.
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NHLBI in the Press
Atherosclerosis is a disease in which plaque builds up inside the arteries. White blood cells called macrophages can cause these plaques to become inflamed and rupture, resulting in severe cardiovascular consequences including death.