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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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Cutting salt intake by 10 percent would be 'highly cost effective worldwide'

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 15:00
New study finds that nearly all countries would find a soft regulation strategy to cut salt intake by 10 percent over 10 years to be highly cost effective.

Exploiting the placebo effect can improve recovery of heart surgery patients

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 08:00
Exploiting the placebo effect significantly improved the recovery of patients undergoing heart surgery according to new research published in the open access journal BMC Medicine.

70% of heart attack programmes failing to meet minimum standards for patient care

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 08:00
More than two-thirds (70%) of heart attack programmes are failing to meet the minimum requirements for patient care, according to research funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF).

Hitherto unknown risk factor for arteriosclerosis identified

Mon, 01/09/2017 - 14:00
Following a blood infection, the first class of antibodies produced by the immune system are IgM antibodies.

Structure of kidney failure patients' blood clots may increase their risk of early death

Mon, 01/09/2017 - 08:00
Dialysis patients may have altered blood clots that increase their risk of dying prematurely, according to a study appearing in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN).

Physical activity reduces heart disease deaths for older adults

Mon, 01/09/2017 - 08:00
Being physically inactive - sitting for long periods of time - can be so harmful to your health that experts sometimes call it "sitting disease.

Blood test predicts silent heart disease risk

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 14:00
Study shows that blood troponin levels can predict risk of heart attack and death, and response to statins.

Novel drug may help repair failing hearts

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 14:00
Cimaglermin, a new experimental drug, may help restore cardiac function after heart failure, according to a first-in-man study published in JACC: Basic to Translational Science.

Cardiology still a man's world, finds survey

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 08:00
The third Professional Life Survey conducted by the American College of Cardiology reveals that not much has changed over the past 20 years.

Dyspnea: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

Mon, 01/02/2017 - 14:00
Dyspnea involves a shortness of breath. Causes include illness, heart problems, and altitude. Find out what dyspnea is and how to reduce its impact.