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New research from the Netherlands suggests patients with high blood pressure who actually take their prescribed medications are few and far between, a surprising reality that can be dangerous and deadly for high-risk patients. 

Though obesity can have an impact on the risk of an individual developing cardiovascular disease, a sedentary lifestyle could be even more harmful to middle-aged and elderly people, according to new research from the Netherlands.

New research from Australia has shed light on a gender disparity when it comes to being screened for cardiovascular disease. 

An estimated 25,000 people die each year from heart valve disease, but many aren’t aware of it.

A study from the University of Granada has identified a new exercise-based test that can assess a child’s risk of developing a cardiovascular disease or myocardial infarction in their lifetime.

 

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One in five with high blood pressure adhere to medication regimens

New research from the Netherlands suggests patients with high blood pressure who actually take their prescribed medications are few and far between, a surprising reality that can be dangerous and deadly for high-risk patients. 

Lazy lifestyle more harmful to heart than obesity, research suggests

Though obesity can have an impact on the risk of an individual developing cardiovascular disease, a sedentary lifestyle could be even more harmful to middle-aged and elderly people, according to new research from the Netherlands.

Australian women less likely to be screened for heart disease

New research from Australia has shed light on a gender disparity when it comes to being screened for cardiovascular disease. 

Heart valve disease survivor speaks to Congress to spread awareness

An estimated 25,000 people die each year from heart valve disease, but many aren’t aware of it.

Running test can predict children’s risk of cardiovascular diseases

A study from the University of Granada has identified a new exercise-based test that can assess a child’s risk of developing a cardiovascular disease or myocardial infarction in their lifetime.

Researchers find breastfeeding can reduce women’s risk of metabolic syndrome

Researchers from Hallym University's College of Medicine in Seoul Korea found in a new study that women who breastfeed longer during their lifetimes may be able to lower their risk of metabolic syndrome and other disorders.

Researchers find new treatment to reverse COPD, other lung diseases

In a study conducted on mice, researchers found a receptor that could reverse inflammatory responses and combat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other lung diseases.

Study links Chinese air pollution to respiratory, cardiovascular deaths

As air pollution in China steadily increases, so do the number of deaths related to cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, according to a new study from health officials in the region.

Most employees at big companies face increased risk of heart disease, stroke

Employees at large companies could be at an increased risk of of serious medical conditions, according to a new study by IBM Watson and the American Heart Association (AHA) that found they are more susceptible to developing heart disease and stroke.

Let them play: Research finds children who exercise have healthier arteries

Giving children extra minutes at the playground could be good for their arteries, according to new research that suggests intense physical activity could prevent them from developing heart disease later in life.

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