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3D-rendering of man’s chest showing a heart with evidence of heart disease.
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Research Feature
For decades, the NHLBI has aggressively studied heart failure – a chronic, debilitating condition that develops when the heart can’t pump enough blood to meet the body’s needs. Heart failure affects more than 6.5 million adults in the United States alone and continues to be a growing public health threat, largely because of an aging population and...
3D rendering of the coronavirus heart damage process.  CREDIT: Shutterstock
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Research Feature
In the early months of the pandemic, alarms sounded after doctors noticed that people with heart disease were faring a lot worse than others who had contracted COVID-19. Almost a year later, researchers are still pondering why these patients get sicker and die at higher rates. But they’re now puzzling over an arguably bigger mystery: why some who...
Female doctor holding a red heart close up
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Research Feature
Taking small steps to move more, eat more fruits and veggies, and sleep well supports cardiovascular health You’ve heard it before: when you move more, eat well, and get good sleep, not only do you build a stronger body and healthier heart, you reduce the risk for cardiovascular disease, a leading cause of death in the United States. But how can...