A team of researchers says it has linked sensitivity to an allergen in red meat to the buildup of plaque in the arteries of the heart. While high saturated fat levels in red meat have long been known to contribute to heart disease for people in general, the new finding suggests that a subgroup of the population may be at heightened risk for a diffe...
Researchers at an NHLBI lab in collaboration with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and Canada’s University of Waterloo developed a new scanning method that might allow scientists to see details in the interiors of opaque objects at scales ranging from one nanometer to up to
After four weeks of treatment with a novel inhaled medication, heart failure patients saw no improvements in exercise capacity, daily activity levels, severity of symptoms or quality of life, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology's 67th Annual Scientific Session.
Awareness of risk factors for cardiovascular disease is low among adults in the U.S., according to a recent study.
Platelet reactivity may be useful marker for predicting heart disease risk in apparently healthy people
Researchers are reporting that the reactivity of platelets—cells involved in forming blood clots—may be a useful marker in the future for predicting heart disease risk in apparently healthy people and may provide an important target for prevention.
A very large NHLBI-funded whole-genome sequencing study of drug response in minority children revealed new clues about why the front-line asthma drug albuterol does not work as well for African-American and Puerto Rican children as it does for European American or Mexican children.
An NHLBI-funded study suggests that a healthy diet may not offset the effects of a high salt intake on blood pressure.
New NHLBI-funded research shows how the interaction between the nervous and the immune systems occurs in deadly lung infections. The findings, published in the journal Nature Medicine, provide an enticing clue into a complex interplay between two systems traditionally viewed as disconnected.
Researchers have found that temporarily increasing the dosage of inhaled steroids when asthma symptoms begin to worsen does not effectively prevent severe flare-ups, and may be associated with slowing a child’s growth, challenging a common medical practice involving children with mild-to-moderate as
Blood vessels become stiffer with age due to the gradual loss of a stretchy protein called elastin, leading to an increased risk of cardiovascular complications such as sudden death, stroke and heart attack in older adults.
Using the technique known as gene-environment interaction analysis, a new NHLBI-funded study has identified dozens of new genetic variations that affect blood pressure.