Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Impaired blood clotting may explain higher COVID-19 risk

A new review suggests that higher-than-normal levels of an enzyme involved in blood clot prevention may be a common risk factor for developing COVID-19—a respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2—in ...

Cardiology

One-third of CVD in blacks attributable to hypertension

(HealthDay)—A substantial proportion of cases of cardiovascular disease (CVD) among black individuals are associated with hypertension, according to a study published online Oct. 23 in JAMA Cardiology.

Cardiology

Can you still be healthy if you're overweight?

(HealthDay)—If you're overweight but have dodged chronic health issues like high cholesterol and high blood pressure, you might not think that losing weight is a priority. But an analysis of five years of records on 3.5 ...

Cardiology

High blood pressure affects young, healthy medical students

Almost two-thirds of medical students had above-normal blood pressure and were more than twice as likely to experience clinically high blood pressure compared to the general public, according to a study presented at the American ...

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