More than 100,000 people in the United States and an estimated 30 million worldwide suffer from sickle cell disease, a group of inherited, often life-threatening blood disorders that wreak havoc on the body. Mainly affecting African-Americans, Hispanics and Asians, the disease is caused by a mutation in the gene that makes oxygen-carrying hemoglobi...
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.
African Americans who smoke might be at far greater risk of heart failure than those who never took to the cigarette, or who quit. The good news is that the ones who quit smoking may no longer be at increased risk.
A team of researchers partly funded by NHLBI discovered a circuit in the brains of mice connecting circadian rhythm to aggressive behavior.
Quantitative cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging has the potential to perform a wide range of accurate measurements in the heart for diagnosing and monitoring cardiovascular diseases.
Researchers say they have used stem cells in the laboratory to grow tissue that acts just like human heart muscle.
Study: Risk of adverse events similar in younger and older adults on intensive blood pressure therapy
The risk of developing serious adverse events associated with intensive blood pressure reduction in older adults is similar in younger and older adults, researchers are reporting.
New NHLBI-funded research on optimism and heart health found that Latinos who are the most optimistic are more likely to have healthy hearts.
An NHLBI-funded study has identified a potential new target for treating type 2 diabetes and heart disease. In studies using obese mice, researchers showed that a liver enzyme called DPP4 appears to trigger inflammation in abdominal fat and increase insulin resistance.
Racial disparities in cardiovascular health persist in the United States, but the black-white divide has narrowed due to worsening health among whites rather than health gains among blacks. These were the findings of a study published in Annals of Internal Medicine.