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Gene discoveries open door to preventing deadly coronary artery disease

An international team of scientists that includes a University of Virginia scientist has identified nearly a dozen genes that contribute to calcium buildup in our coronary arteries that can lead to life-threatening coronary ...


Total vascular score from PET scans prognostic in giant cell arteritis

For patients with giant cell arteritis (GCA), a higher total vascular score (TVS) based on 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) imaging at diagnosis is associated with a greater increase in thoracic ...


What happens to our cardiovascular system as we age?

With every pump of our heart, blood courses through our arteries and veins, carrying oxygen and nutrients through our body. But as we age, blood vessels can stiffen, blockages can build up, and the system may become prone ...


Do your medications and supplements affect your blood pressure?

If you've been diagnosed with high blood pressure, you're in good company. Nearly half of the adults in the U.S. have high blood pressure, and many don't even know they have it, according to the American Heart Association.