WHAT: This year marks the 70th Anniversary of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). NHLBI began as the National Heart Institute on June 16, 1948, when President Harry S. Truman signed the National Heart Act. In 1969, the Institute expanded its mission (and name) to cover research on lung diseases, and in 1976, the Institute grew fu...
A study funded by the NHLBI and presented at the CMR 2018 in Barcelona, Spain, found that standard medical tests miss nearly two-thirds of heart attack diagnoses.
Researchers funded by NHLBI found that buprenorphine, a Schedule III drug used to treat opioid addition, could cause breathing problems in some obese patients. The discovery of the drug’s previously unknown side effect could help clinicians improve patient care.
A new NHLBI-funded study found that fats spur cells to divide quicker which causes tumors to grow up to 100 times faster. This could explain the long-known connection between dietary cholesterol and colon cancer, according to research published in the journal Cell Stem Cell.
The scientific momentum energizing discovery science in heart disease and health could carry us to the moon, perhaps even Mars. But it would not carry us above the clouds without translation into the clinic, community, and culture.
Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) is a destructive lung disease that primarily affects women and can lead to respiratory failure. While sirolimus is the treatment of choice for patients who have rapidly progressive LAM disease, some patients do not respond well to this drug.
The onset of active tuberculosis occurs before symptoms are apparent. Better understanding early subclinical stages will facilitate the development of novel diagnostic tests and interventions to prevent disease progression.
Chest pain is a common symptom of coronary artery disease, a condition in which a waxy substance called plaque builds up inside the coronary arteries. In particular, some plaques have features associated with a high risk of major adverse cardiovascular events such as heart attacks or death.
The ejection fraction is an important measurement in determining how well the heart is pumping out blood and in diagnosing and tracking heart failure.
There is a substantial unmet clinical need for new strategies to protect hematopoietic stem cells, which give rise all the different types of blood cells, after radiation injury from cancer therapy or accidental exposure.
For the eighth year in a row, the NHLBI-developed DASH diet ranked as the best overall diet by U.S. News and World Report. In 2018, for the first time ever, DASH tied for the top spot with the Mediterranean diet.