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A lipoprotein(a) blood test is shown.
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Research Feature
If you’ve listened to the radio or opened a webpage in the past year, you may have seen or heard ads promoting lipoprotein(a), or Lp(a), testing to help people identify risks for heart disease. But, what is Lp(a)? Most importantly: should you get your levels tested? Lp(a) is a type of lipid, or fat, in the body that contains and is similar in...
A person has their blood pressure taken by a healthcare provider.
Reductions correlated with long-term cardiovascular health improvements Researchers have linked a decade-long decline in the blood lead levels of American Indian adults to long-term cardiovascular health benefits, including reduced blood pressure levels and a reduction in a marker associated with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and heart failure. The...
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Research Feature
As the new year kicks off, many people are thinking about ways to support their health – especially their heart health. For a start, research shows they may want to focus on eliminating extra salt from their diet. A recent study found that the majority of adults who significantly reduced their sodium intake to about 500 mg a day — a 75% reduction...
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Research Feature
NHLBI study assesses health of residents in rural South for heart, lung disease Adults in the rural South region, which includes Appalachia and the Mississippi Delta, have some of the highest rates of heart disease, obesity, high blood pressure, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in the country. Heart failure rates, for example, are...
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NHLBI in the Press
Engineers and cardiologists created a prediction tool designed to help doctors identify patients with increased risks for experiencing ruptures in the body’s largest artery.
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Research Feature
Low sodium, high potassium combo tastes like salt and could be ‘game changer’ Let’s face it: Americans eat too much salt. The popular seasoning, also known as sodium chloride, is found in many food favorites, including pizza, chips, burgers, and breads. On average, people consume more than 3,400 milligrams of sodium chloride daily, or roughly over...