NIH-supported research suggests sleep patterns to support optimal health can begin in infancy Infants who sleep longer through the night and with fewer interruptions may be less likely to become overweight during their first six months of life, according to a study published in the journal SLEEP . While the research only showed a link – not a cause...
After assessing cholesterol levels and incidents of heart disease among more than 18,000 adults, researchers found adults who maintained normal LDL cholesterol levels in young adulthood and midlife were less likely to develop coronary heart disease.
A small study suggests radiation therapy may provide a less-invasive and effective treatment option for some patients with heart failure who have ventricular tachycardia, a condition that can cause the heart to beat faster than normal or quiver.
To support people of all ages who have experienced the lingering effects of COVID-19, researchers are collecting and analyzing data from patients at different points of infection. This ongoing research and classification of “long COVID” will guide future treatment and prevention strategies.
Researchers are reporting that an intensive lifestyle modification program that includes the DASH diet combined with exercise can significantly reduce blood pressure in patients with “resistant” hypertension.
A small study found that young adults with heritable forms of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy who received valsartan, a drug used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure, tolerated the treatment and were less likely to experience changes in cardiovascular structure and function.
A collaborative framework to reduce added sugar from the U.S. food supply could help food service providers and public health experts work together to improve the cardiovascular health outcomes of Americans, which could save money and add years to lives.
After following 144,336 veterans for years, researchers found adults living with HIV had a higher associated risk of sudden cardiac death compared to adults living without HIV. These associated risks increased among adults with higher loads of the virus and who had compromised immune function.
A healthy sleep pattern has long been associated with good cardiovascular health. Now, new research has linked healthy sleep with significantly lower risk of developing atrial fibrillation and other cardiac arrhythmias.