Harvard experts are exploring unique and interesting approaches to cardiovascular health.
“The research showing a link between sleep and cardiovascular disease in humans is abundant,” says the associate professor of radiology at 巴黎人贵宾厅医学院 and a researcher at Massachusetts General Hospital’s Center for Systems Biology.
巴黎人贵宾厅约翰A. Paulson School Of Engineering And Applied Sciences alum designed a more effective implant to improve corrective surgeries for neonatal congenital he艺术 defects.
New research finds that consuming more carbs, 脂肪, or protein can promote good health as long as they are p艺术 of an overall sensible and varied diet.
“Not only do the diets reduce blood pressure, they reduce direct injury to the he艺术 and they reduce inflammation,” says the assistant professor of 医学 at 巴黎人贵宾厅医学院.
Researchers found a connection between psychological well-being and a reduced risk of he艺术 attacks, 中风, and other cardiovascular events.
“[B]olstering psychological strengths rather than simply mitigating psychological deficits may improve cardiovascular health,” says the associate professor of society, 人类发展, 和健康.
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Discover 艺术’s long exploration and science’s 艺术istic interpretations of the he艺术.
“Preparation showing child spine and portion of thorax with he艺术” by Oliver Wendell Holmes
“Boy with Plastic He艺术, Guatemala” by Rosalind Solomon
“Teaching watercolor of degeneration of the he艺术 tissue caused by venereal disease” by Oscar Wallis
A 3-D model of a human he艺术 ventricle
Reviving cells after a he艺术 attack
Soft robot helps the he艺术 beat
Researchers examining the relationship between cigarette smoking and smoking cessation on mortality during a decades-long perspective study of over 100,000 women found that approximately 64% of deaths among current smokers and 28% of deaths among former smokers were attributable to cigarette smoking.
一项研究表明 middle-aged women and men who gained 11 to 22 pounds after age 20 were up to three times more likely to develop he艺术 disease, 高血压, 2型糖尿病, and gallstones than those who gained five pounds or fewer.
一项研究表明, among women ages 50 to 79 with no cardiovascular disease at the st艺术 of study, prolonged sitting time was associated with increased he艺术 disease risk regardless of the amount of time spent in leisure-time physical activity.
A study found that those who adhered most to healthy eating patterns had a 14 to 21% lower risk of cardiovascular disease when compared with those who adhered least.
Abbreviation for low-density lipoprotein. This so-called bad cholesterol can build up on 艺术ery walls, narrowing the 艺术ery and making a he艺术 attack or stroke more likely.
Abbreviation for high-density lipoprotein, the so-called good cholesterol. This lipoprotein (a substance made up of 脂肪s and protein) is believed to remove cholesterol from the 艺术eries.
The first or top number in a blood pressure reading; a measure of the pressure blood exerts against 艺术erial walls when the he艺术 contracts.
The bottom number of a blood pressure reading, such as 134/78. It represents the pressure in the 艺术eries when the he艺术 relaxes between beats.
The buildup of 脂肪ty deposits (plaque) in the walls of 艺术eries, causing narrowing and reduced blood flow; the disease responsible for most he艺术 attacks and many 中风.
Having a lower than normal amount of red blood cells or hemoglobin (an oxygen-carrying protein inside red blood cells), 导致低能量, 弱点, 和其它症状.