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Image of plaque build-up inside the coronary arteries
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News Release
NIH-funded research sheds light on link between COVID-19 infection and increased risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, can directly infect the arteries of the heart and cause the fatty plaque inside arteries to become highly inflamed, increasing the risk of heart attack and stroke, according to a...
A pregnant woman in deep thought looks out a window
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Research Feature
Wemi Found, a mother of two who has sickle cell disease (SCD), barely survived her first pregnancy. The Toronto resident was elated to be pregnant; it had taken nearly a year to conceive during which she also experienced a devastating miscarriage. The first trimester of her pregnancy was a breeze, Found recalled during a recent NHLBI-funded...
Intermittent fasting. Healthy breakfast, diet food concept. Organic meal. Fat loss concept. Weight loss
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Research Feature
Rapidly emerging field might help fight heart disease, other conditions Most people have engaged in late-night eating at some point — whether it’s with ice cream before bedtime or pizza while studying for an exam. But if you think those late-night indulgences are just an innocent way to curb your pesky, post-dinner hunger pangs, think again. For...
A man is shown wearing a device used to treat obstructive sleep apnea.
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Research Feature
Obstructive sleep apnea affects millions of adults worldwide, including more than 24 million in the United States. However, most cases, 90%, remain undiagnosed. The condition results from the upper airways becoming blocked while a person sleeps, which can reduce or stop airflow. As a result, people with obstructed airways can wake up multiple times...