Study shows treatment does no harm, but provides no benefit What A clinical trial to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine for the treatment of adults hospitalized with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been stopped by the National Institutes of Health. A data and safety monitoring board (DSMB) met late Friday and...
Vitamin K, a nutrient found in leafy greens and some vegetable oils, may help older adults live longer, according to a new study.
A recent analysis of data from African Americans found that those who smoke were nearly two and half times more likely to have a stroke compared to those who never smoked. But past smokers had a risk of stroke comparable to never smokers, according to published findings in the Journal of the America
Researchers are reporting that disrupted nightly sleep may increase the risk of atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries, through a unique pathway that involves chronic inflammation throughout the bloodstream.
Credit: Takanori Asakura, Ph.D., University of North Carol...
Researchers have characterized the specific ways in which SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, infects the nasal cavity, bronchia, and lungs.
Credit: Courtesy of Awad lab, University of Chicago.
Researchers are reporting that the presence of abnormal bundles of brittle blood vessels in the brain or spinal cord, called cavernous angiomas (CA), are linked to the composition of a person’s gut bacteria.
The hormone aldosterone may be a common and unrecognized contributor to high blood pressure, a leading cause of heart disease and stroke, researchers are reporting.
Higher blood pressure during exercise and delayed blood pressure recovery after exercise are associated with a higher risk of hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and death among middle-aged to older adults, researchers are reporting.
A new artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm that integrates a patient’s CT scan of the lungs and other clinical information could detect and diagnose coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Many heart diseases have been linked to oxidative stress in which an overabundance of unstable molecules called reactive oxygen species negatively react with other molecules in the cell. But what happens to the heart when there’s antioxidative stress—the opposite of oxidative stress?
Heart surgery can save lives, but in some cases, it can also trigger lung and kidney damage and other serious problems for reasons that weren’t clear. Now, NHLBI-sponsored research published in Science Advances has revealed that platelets—blood cells that usually help form clots—set off widespread i
Drinking one or more sugary beverages a day was associated with a nearly 20% greater likelihood of women having cardiovascular disease compared to women who rarely or never drank sugary beverages, according to new research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.
Heart transplant recipients who are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 have a fatality rate of about 25%, much higher than other patient populations, according to a new study. The findings underscore the importance of close monitoring among heart transplant recipients infected with the vir
Deposits of calcium in the coronary arteries are a sign of atherosclerosis—a disease in which plaque buildup over time can narrow or block the heart’s arteries. By using the coronary artery calcium (CAC) score that measures the amount of calcium in the walls of these arteries, researchers determined
Distinct lipid biomarkers called key to cardiac repair differences in blacks and whites after heart attack
Researchers are reporting that a group of lipid biomarkers are key to explaining the cardiac repair differences between black and white patients following a heart attack.
Intensive blood pressure control may help reduce atrial fibrillation
An international team of scientists has identified several over-the-counter prescription and development-stage drug compounds that show promise in blocking replication of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in laboratory experiments.
Researchers are reporting that recipients of extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ECPR)—an alternative to conventional CPR that some emergency rooms are using to save lives—are more likely to be younger, healthier, white, and male.
African Americans with severe sleep apnea and other adverse sleep patterns are much more likely to have high blood glucose levels —a risk factor for diabetes—than those without these patterns, according to a new study.
Nearly every patient hospitalized with COVID-19 had more than one underlying health issue, according to a large study of patients in the New York City area. High blood pressure, obesity, and diabetes topped the list of common underlying conditions.
A preclinical study shows that the protein calcineurin helps block the heart muscle’s ability to regenerate after the first week of life, according to a study in the journal Nature.