Medical research

Anti-tumor antibodies could counter atherosclerosis, study finds

Investigators at the Stanford University School of Medicine have learned the signal that tumor cells display on their surfaces to protect themselves from being devoured by the immune system also plays a role in enabling atherosclerosis, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Connective tissue disease increases risk for cardiovascular problems

A study based on medical records from more than a quarter million adult patients found that African-American patients with connective tissue diseases such as lupus or rheumatoid arthritis were twice as likely as white patients ...

Cardiology

Risk factors ID'd for VTE, ASCVD in rheumatoid arthritis patients

(HealthDay)—For patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), there are common risk factors for venous thromboembolism (VTE) and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD), and the risk for ASCVD is increased after unprovoked ...

Medical research

Review: Changing views on atherosclerosis

Atherosclerosis—hardening of the arteries—is now involved in the majority of deaths worldwide, and advances in our understanding of the biology of the disease are changing traditional views and opening up new avenues ...

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