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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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Salt causes hypertension, but can fruits and veg save the day?

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 17:00
Put the salt down, because no matter how healthful your diet is, researchers found that consuming too much salt still increases blood pressure.

Anxiety may help you to survive a heart attack

Sun, 03/04/2018 - 08:00
Research suggests that generalized anxiety disorder might protect some people after a heart attack, as the psychiatric condition may improve survival.

Could vitamin D lower cardiovascular death risk?

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 08:00
Researchers have discovered that people with CVD who had vitamin D levels within the normal range were less likely to die from the disease.

Inflammatory bowel disease may raise heart attack risk

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 15:00
An analysis of more than 17.5 million patients' medical records reveals that having IBD raises heart attack risk independently of other risk factors.

Heart failure: Flu shot may slash death risk

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 08:00
A new analysis of six pre-existent studies finds that people with heart failure who receive a flu shot periodically are significantly less exposed to the risk death from any cause.

What is an NSTEMI?

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 15:00
A look at NSTEMI, which is a type of heart attack. Included is detail on causes, diagnosis, the difference to STEMI, and the outlook.

How do vegetarian and Mediterranean diets benefit heart health?

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 15:00
A recent Italian clinical trial discovered that a low-calorie vegetarian diet may be as effective at reducing cardiovascular risk as a low-calorie Mediterranean diet.

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