African Americans who smoke appear to have more than twice the risk of developing coronary heart disease compared to those who do not smoke, a new study has found. The findings—the first up-close look at the relationship between smoking and coronary heart disease in this population—also examined the risk for plaque buildup in the arteries of...
After following about 5,000 young adults for 30 years, researchers found high blood pressure levels helped predict future stroke incidents. Black men and women had a four-times greater prevalence of stroke, even among study participants with normal blood pressure levels.
After studying 1,022 patients hospitalized for COVID-19, researchers created three categories – adverse, moderate, and favorable – that described their clinical outcomes. More research is necessary to evaluate how these models may inform medical practice.
An international study found cardiovascular function helped identify adults with congenital heart disease who were more likely to experience COVID-19 complications. Male sex, diabetes, and chronic kidney disease were other determinants.
Researchers examine shared risks factors for cardiovascular disease and cancer among 20,000 middle-aged adults over a 15-year period. They found a link between a heart-healthy lifestyle and a reduced risk of cancer.
Patients with clonal hematopoiesis, a blood condition that’s more common in older adults, have an increased risk for developing cardiovascular disease. Researchers found targeting immune pathways associated with this condition helped prevent coronary heart disease in mice.
To formulate evidence-based guidelines and develop personalized therapies for COVID-19, researchers study how the virus infects different organs and systems – including the heart. A new study identifies underlying pathways and cell changes related to cardiovascular complications from COVID-19.
Among hundreds of Hispanic and Latino adults living in the United States who have had a stroke, older adults, women, and adults without health insurance may benefit most from strategies to support heart and circulatory health.
People who eat more leafy greens, whole grains, and beans and less refined grains, potatoes, and added sugar could lower overall stroke risk by up to 10%, according to a study published in the journal Neurology.