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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...
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Research Feature
Hadi Nia, Ph.D. wanted to learn about the inner workings of the lung in a way nobody had, but he knew he’d need something close to a crystal ball to see what was really happening. That idea, it turns out, wasn’t exactly far-fetched. Nia, an assistant professor in the Biomedical Engineering department at Boston University, already knew a thing or...
Dr. Gary Gibbons and Dr. Julie Panepinto
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News Release
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved two new gene therapies to treat sickle cell disease — one a gene-editing and the other a gene-addition approach. Nearly 100,000 people in the United States — and millions worldwide — have been diagnosed with this painful, life-threatening genetic blood disease. To help explain the historic importance...
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Statement
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved two gene therapies for the treatment of sickle cell disease in patients 12 years and older. About 100,000 Americans and millions of people around the world have sickle cell disease , a hereditary disease common among those whose ancestors come from sub-Saharan Africa, Mediterranean...