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Featured Topics: Cardiovascular
Cardiovascular
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Coronary heart disease (also called coronary artery disease), the most common type of heart disease, occurs when plaque builds up in the arteries that supply blood to the heart muscle. Coronary heart disease can cause angina (chest pain) or a heart attack and, over time, contributes to serious disability or death. Other fairly prevalent chronic, serious cardiovascular conditions include hypertension, heart failure, atrial fibrillation, and peripheral arterial disease. The over one million annual deaths from coronary heart disease seen 30-40 years ago now have been cut by more than half due to new drugs, procedures, and prevention programs developed, in part, through NIH research. However, the aging of the population and the increased prevalence of obesity and diabetes threaten to reverse that trend.

NIH ARRA funding is fueling investigations to identify genetic and environmental risk factors, explore cutting-edge diagnostics, and develop treatments in cardiovascular research areas such as: coronary artery disease, atrial fibrillation, diabetes and cardiovascular disease, pediatric heart disease, peripheral arterial disease, and pulmonary hypertension

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Cardiovascular

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$1M in Stimulus Funds Awarded to Rice University, Texas Heart Institute for MRI Tracking of Stem Cells: Study Will Use Nanoparticles To Track Stem Cells in Heart Tissue Regeneration TX NIBIB Rice University Research Progress PERIN, EMERSON CARVALHO Show Show
Bisphenol A (BPA): Expanding Research To Impact Human Health Nationwide NIEHS Nationwide Research Projects BELCHER, SCOTT M
HARLEY, KIM G.
LAWRENCE, B. PAIGE
PRINS, GAIL S
RUBIN, BEVERLY SHARON
SOTO, ANA
SWAN, SHANNA H
VOM SAAL, FREDERICK S
WALKER, CHERYL L
WHYATT, ROBIN MARJORIE
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Boston University School of Medicine’s Framingham Heart Study Receives $1M Challenge Grant MA NHLBI Boston University Medical Campus Research Projects BENJAMIN, EMELIA J. Show Show
Cardiologist Tracks Biomarkers for an Elusive Killer: IPH MD NHLBI Johns Hopkins University Research Projects EVERETT, ALLEN D Show Show
Developing Stem Cell Therapies to Repair Damaged Tissue CA NIDCR Stanford University Researcher Profiles,
Research Projects
LONGAKER, MICHAEL T Show Show
Dr. Alvaro Alonso and Dr. Emelia J. Benjamin: Risk Prediction of Atrial Fibrillation: Clinical, Biological, and Genetic Markers MA, MN NHLBI University of Minnesota, Boston University School of Medicine Researcher Profiles,
Research Projects
BENJAMIN, EMELIA J. Show Show
Dr. Bruce Sachais: Proatherogenic Properties of Platelet Factor 4 PA NHLBI Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Research Projects,
Researcher Profiles
SACHAIS, BRUCE Show Show
Dr. Dhananjay Madhukar Vaidya: Genetic Determinants of Premature Vascular Dysfunction in Families MD NHLBI Johns Hopkins University Researcher Profiles,
Research Projects
VAIDYA, DHANANJAY MADHUKAR Show Show
Dr. Edward Lammer: Chromosomal Microdeletions Causing Heart Defects CA NHLBI Children`s Hospital and Research Center at Oakland Researcher Profiles,
Research Projects
LAMMER, EDWARD JAMES Show Show
Dr. Gbenga Ogedegbe: Motivating Control of High Blood Pressure in African Americans NY OD New York University School of Medicine Researcher Profiles,
Research Projects
OGEDEGBE, GBENGA GODWIN Show Show
Dr. Gea-Ny Tseng: Molecular Basis for Kv Channel Heterogeneity in the Heart VA NHLBI Virginia Commonwealth University Researcher Profiles,
Research Projects
TSENG, GEA-NY Show Show
Dr. James Antaki: Multi-Scale Model of Thrombosis in Artificial Circulation PA NHLBI Carnegie Mellon University Research Projects,
Researcher Profiles
ANTAKI, JAMES F Show Show
Dr. Jennifer Li: Comparative Effectiveness of Medications Used in Congenital Heart Surgery NC NHLBI Duke University Researcher Profiles,
Research Projects
LI, JENNIFER S Show Show
Dr. John P. Wikswo: Correlative Multimodal Imaging of Cardiac Electrophysiology and Metabolism TN NHLBI Vanderbilt University Researcher Profiles,
Research Projects
WIKSWO, JOHN PETER Show Show
Dr. Julie Johnson: Fine-Tuning Treatments To Prevent Repeat Strokes FL NIGMS University of Florida Results,
Research Projects
JOHNSON, JULIE A. Show Show
Dr. Karina Davidson: Comparison of Depression Interventions after Acute Coronary Syndrome (CODIACS) NY NHLBI Columbia University Health Sciences Research Projects,
Researcher Profiles
DAVIDSON, KARINA Show Show
Dr. Kerry Stewart: Diet and Exercise in Type 2 Diabetes MD NHLBI Johns Hopkins University Researcher Profiles,
Research Projects
STEWART, KERRY J. Show Show
Dr. Laurel K. Leslie: The Comparative Effectiveness of ECG Screening in Children with ADHD MA NHLBI Tufts Medical Center Researcher Profiles,
Research Projects
LESLIE, LAUREL K Show Show
Dr. Lisa E. Freed: Engineering New Therapies for Damaged Heart Tissue MA NHLBI Massachusetts Institute of Technology Researcher Profiles,
Research Projects
FREED, LISA E Show Show
Dr. Mary Wagner: Congenital Heart Defects GA NHLBI Emory University Researcher Profiles,
Research Projects
WAGNER, MARY B Show Show

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