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Experts encourage regular testing of cholesterol levels.
The COVID virus infected coronary arteries and increased inflammation in atherosclerotic plaques.
NIH-funded research sheds light on link between COVID-19 and increased risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke.
NAFLD is associated with risk factors such as obesity and inflammatory biomarkers and with events including heart attacks and strokes.
High blood pressure, which disproportionately affects Black and Latino people, can lead to heart attacks, strokes and kidney damage.
Certain drugs in this class may increase the likelihood of diabetes and hypertension, but cardiovascular risk factors can be managed.
REPRIEVE trial finds pitavastatin reduced the risk for heart attack, stroke and other major cardiovascular events by 35%.
A Boston University study found that Black women have a 66% increased long-term risk of stroke.
Among people 65 and older, cardiovascular deaths plunged 22% between 1999 and 2010 -- but then climbed 13% between 2011 and 2019.
The longstanding racial gap in stroke death rates between Black and white Americans widened significantly.
Large trial finds that pitavastatin lowered the risk for major cardiovascular events by 35%.
Black and Latino children with type 1 diabetes are more likely to develop conditions linked to heart disease and stroke.
Diabetes and obesity are risk factors for heart attack, heart failure and stroke.
Lower levels of HDL cholesterol were associated with increased risks for heart attacks in white but not Black adults.
People with NAFLD who had heart disease or had a stroke had higher rates of dementia.
Screening for stroke in children with sickle cell anemia could be lifesaving.
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