Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death worldwide. This is why Nicole Redmond, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., chief of the Clinical Applications and Prevention branch in NHLBI’s Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, is bringing attention to silent pieces of information, like elevated blood pressure or cholesterol. When they go unchecked...
Adults with peripheral artery disease who walked at a pace to induce leg pain through an at-home walking program were more likely to show long-term benefits compared to adults who walked at a comfortable pace.
Adults were 30-40% less likely to experience a stroke if they scored higher on “Life’s Simple 7,” measures of heart-healthy living. The study also found that adults who experienced a stroke but had fewer cardiovascular risks experienced the event 5-6 years later.
To provide patients with a noninvasive solution for temporary cardiac support, researchers created a prototype for a tiny pacemaker that can dissolve after a few days or several weeks. The model weighs less than half a gram and contains no wires, leads, or batteries.
After partnering with 135 women, researchers found that those who experienced a complication related to high blood pressure during pregnancy were twice as likely to have high blood pressure 10 years later.
A study with more than 100,000 adults found that breakthrough COVID-19 infections occurred among 4.4% of people living with HIV compared to 3.5% of people living without HIV. These findings may support future COVID-19 vaccine guidance for adults living with HIV.