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The cardiovascular system is comprised of the heart and the network of arteries, veins, and capillaries that carries blood throughout the body. The average adult male has between 5-6 liters of blood while the average adult female has 4-5 liters. Blood transports oxygen and essential nutrients to all of the living cells in the body, and also carries waste products from the tissues to the systems of the body through which they are removed.
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Acute myeloid leukemia: Heart drugs may boost chemotherapy

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 16:00
Researchers find that drugs normally used to treat heart and blood vessel disease could also help to improve chemotherapy outcomes for patients with AML.

Dark chocolate with olive oil associated with improved cardiovascular risk profile

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 07:00
Dark chocolate enriched with extra virgin olive oil is associated with an improved cardiovascular risk profile, according to research presented today at ESC Congress.

Large scale study shows slow walking pace is good predictor of heart-related deaths

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 07:00
Study suggests that middle-aged people who report that they are slow walkers could be at higher risk of heart disease compared to the general population.

Dark chocolate with olive oil associated with improved cardiovascular risk profile

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 07:00
Dark chocolate enriched with extra virgin olive oil is associated with an improved cardiovascular risk profile, according to research presented today at ESC Congress.

Large scale study shows slow walking pace is good predictor of heart-related deaths

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 07:00
Study suggests that middle-aged people who report that they are slow walkers could be at higher risk of heart disease compared to the general population.

Fat, carbs, fruit, veg: How much should we eat for health?

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 16:00
Two studies show that a moderate fat intake may do more good than expected, too many carbs should be avoided, and fruits and vegetables are beneficial.

Fat, carbs, fruit, veg: How much should we eat for health?

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 16:00
Two studies show that a moderate fat intake may do more good than expected, too many carbs should be avoided, and fruits and vegetables are beneficial.

PATHWAY-2 uncovers main cause of drug-resistant hypertension, finds old drugs work best

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 07:00
Salt retention is the main culprit behind drug-resistant hypertension (RHTN), with older diuretic medications being the most effective treatment, according to new results from the PATHWAY-2 study.

16-year study suggests air temperature is external trigger for heart attack

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 07:00
A 16 year study in more than 280 000 patients has suggested that air temperature is an external trigger for heart attack. The findings were presented at the ESC Congress.

How low should LDL cholesterol go?

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 07:00
New analysis shows that in a high-risk population, achieving ultra-low LDL cholesterol levels, down to less than 10 mg/dL, safely results in additional lowering of risk of cardiovascular events.

Reducing inflammation without lowering cholesterol cuts risk of cardiovascular events

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 07:00
Inflammatory hypothesis confirmed: Landmark randomized clinical trial of high-risk patients finds that a drug targeting inflammation reduced risk of major adverse cardiovascular events.

Too much salt may double your chances of heart failure

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 07:00
A new study finds a strong correlation between a high individual salt intake and the risk of heart failure over a period of 12 years.

PATHWAY-2 uncovers main cause of drug-resistant hypertension, finds old drugs work best

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 07:00
Salt retention is the main culprit behind drug-resistant hypertension (RHTN), with older diuretic medications being the most effective treatment, according to new results from the PATHWAY-2 study.

16-year study suggests air temperature is external trigger for heart attack

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 07:00
A 16 year study in more than 280 000 patients has suggested that air temperature is an external trigger for heart attack. The findings were presented at the ESC Congress.

How low should LDL cholesterol go?

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 07:00
New analysis shows that in a high-risk population, achieving ultra-low LDL cholesterol levels, down to less than 10 mg/dL, safely results in additional lowering of risk of cardiovascular events.

Reducing inflammation without lowering cholesterol cuts risk of cardiovascular events

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 07:00
Inflammatory hypothesis confirmed: Landmark randomized clinical trial of high-risk patients finds that a drug targeting inflammation reduced risk of major adverse cardiovascular events.

Too much salt may double your chances of heart failure

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 07:00
A new study finds a strong correlation between a high individual salt intake and the risk of heart failure over a period of 12 years.

Death rates from rheumatic heart disease falling since 1990

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 07:00
The risk of dying from rheumatic heart disease, a condition of damaged heart valves caused by bacterial infection that leads to rheumatic fever, has dropped around the world over the last 25 years...

Death rates from rheumatic heart disease falling since 1990

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 07:00
The risk of dying from rheumatic heart disease, a condition of damaged heart valves caused by bacterial infection that leads to rheumatic fever, has dropped around the world over the last 25 years...

'Good' cholesterol might actually be bad

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 16:00
A large new study in the general population has found a link between excessive mortality and high levels of the so-called good cholesterol.

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