A cell-based look at how the body responds to immune threats may one day help researchers find better treatments for this major U.S. killer For more than a decade, researchers have known that a core component of human immune function – called complement – can influence how the body responds to immune threats. Now researchers from the NIH and around...
After assessing cholesterol levels and incidents of heart disease among more than 18,000 adults, researchers found adults who maintained normal LDL cholesterol levels in young adulthood and midlife were less likely to develop coronary heart disease.
After studying 22,346 young to middle-aged adults at risk for heart disease, researchers recommend age- and sex-specific coronary artery screening guidelines to help detect the earliest forms of atherosclerotic plaque.
A small study suggests radiation therapy may provide a less-invasive and effective treatment option for some patients with heart failure who have ventricular tachycardia, a condition that can cause the heart to beat faster than normal or quiver.
To support people of all ages who have experienced the lingering effects of COVID-19, researchers are collecting and analyzing data from patients at different points of infection. This ongoing research and classification of “long COVID” will guide future treatment and prevention strategies.
Researchers are reporting that a key protein in the blood could allow the early identification of a severe form of peripheral artery disease, or P.A.D., a condition in which plaque buildup in the vessels restricts blood flow to the legs and other body parts.
Researchers are reporting that an intensive lifestyle modification program that includes the DASH diet combined with exercise can significantly reduce blood pressure in patients with “resistant” hypertension.
A small study found that young adults with heritable forms of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy who received valsartan, a drug used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure, tolerated the treatment and were less likely to experience changes in cardiovascular structure and function.