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Research Feature
NHLBI effort will reach out to younger women, Black and Latina women to reverse concerning trend Heart disease is the number one cause of death among women and men in the United States. Each year more than 300,000 women, or 1 in every 5, die from it. Yet, studies show that less than half of U.S. women are aware of the toll it can take, and even...
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NHLBI in the Press
Age-related mutations in blood-forming cells called clonal hematopoiesis of indeterminate potential (CHIP) affect about 10% of adults ages 70 and older. A study links specific CHIP mutations to heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF).