heart disease

02/28/2014 - 10:55

Chronic kidney disease affects 26 million Americans, but its sufferers are more likely to die of heart disease than kidney problems. However, it hasn’t been clear just how kidney disease causes heart disease or what could be done to stop it.


12/19/2013 - 08:34

A genetic trait known to make some people especially sensitive to stress also appears to be responsible for a 38 percent increased risk of heart attack or death in patients with heart disease, scientists at Duke Medicine report.


08/22/2013 - 13:26

Researchers have developed a new technique that might one day be used to convert cells from heart disease patients into heart muscle cells that could act as a personalized treatment for their condition. The research is published online on August 22 in the journal of the International Society of Stem Cell Research, Stem Cell Reports, published by Cell Press.


07/09/2013 - 15:24

Low vitamin D blood levels are linked to greater risk of heart disease in whites and Chinese, but not in blacks and Hispanics, according to a study appearing this week in JAMA, a journal published by the American Medical Association.


03/28/2013 - 08:51

An international team of scientists involving researchers from Karolinska Institutet has found new evidence that links faster 'biological' ageing to the risk of developing several age-related diseases - including heart disease, multiple sclerosis and various cancers.


03/15/2013 - 08:34

  Women treated for breast cancer with radiotherapy run a higher risk of ischemic heart disease in later years, according to a new study published in The New England Journal of Medicine. The risk increases within five years of radiotherapy and remains increased for at least 20 years. The increase in risk is particularly pronounced for women with other heart disease risk factors, such as smoking, high BMI or diabetes, at time of radiotherapy.