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Here's what puts you at high risk for a heart attack!

 Understanding the risk factors and taking steps toward a heart-healthy lifestyle early can help prevent a heart attack.

Key protein in preventing heart attacks identified

Researchers at the University of Missouri have found that Insulin-like Growth Factor-1 (IGF-1), a protein that is naturally found in high levels among adolescents, can help prevent arteries from clogging. 

Brain injury linked to stiffened arteries

 Individuals who suffer from stiffening of the arteries and are in their 40s may experience subtle and structural damages in their brains, finds a new study.

3D printers could soon create hearts, arteries!

The development could one day lead to a world in which transplants are no longer necessary to repair damaged organs, solving life's most complex health problems.

3-D printed models of heart, arteries developed

Researchers have used a new inexpensive 3-D printing method to develop models of heart and arteries out of biological materials.

How age impacts your vascular health

Researchers have identified how the ability of the arteries to supply blood gets impaired with age, a finding that could lead to future treatments for some forms of vascular disease.

The shorter you are, more the risk you face of developing coronary heart disease

People with short height face increased risk of developing coronary heart disease, claims a new study.

Second-hand marijuana smoke may damage blood vessels

Breathing second-hand marijuana smoke could damage your heart and blood vessels as much as second-hand cigarette smoke, says a new research.

Flawed gene may curb heart attack risk by half

Rare mutations that shut down a single gene called NPC1L1 are linked to lower cholesterol levels and a 50 percent reduction in the risk of heart attack, says an Indian-origin cardiologist.

India's first day-care angioplasty successful

India's first day-care angioplasty was successfully performed Sep 23 on a 55-year-old man at a hospital here, said a statement.

World`s first heart disease vaccine comes closer to reality

A study has revealed the concept of development of the world`s first T-cell peptide-based vaccine for heart disease the number one killer in the nation.

Stiff arteries alone can cause high BP: Study

In what could open a new debate on what actually causes high blood pressure, a team of scientists have suggested that stiff arteries can be the main culprit.

Women who eat fruits, vegetables have healthier arteries

A new study suggests that women who ate a diet high in fresh fruits and vegetables as young adults were much less likely to have plaque build-up in their arteries 20 years later, compared with those who consumed lower amounts of these foods.

3D-printed replica for a safe liver transplant created

The 3D-printed liver replicas, made of transparent material threaded with coloured arteries and veins, could help surgeons prevent complications while performing liver transplants or removing tumours, a path-breaking research shows.

Passive smoking causes irreversible damage to kids` arteries

Exposure to second-hand smoke in childhood causes irreversible damage to children`s arteries - increasing their risk of heart attacks or strokes.

Here`s how good cholesterol turns bad

In path-breaking research, scientists have discovered how the good cholesterol in the body becomes dysfunctional and loses its cardio-protective properties - leading to clogging and hardening of the arteries.

First ever retrograde gene therapy performed on human heart

An Indian origin surgeon has performed a historic first retrograde gene therapy, a novel procedure designed to deliver stem cells to the heart to repair damaged muscle and arteries.

Culprit behind hardening of arteries identified

A team of researchers have now identified a microRNA that plays a prominent role in Atherosclerosis - an inflammatory reaction which is the root of the most common forms of cardiovascular disease - and offers a promising target for new therapies.

Snoring gateway to greater heart risks?

Snoring may be a gateway to higher risk of heart disease than those who are overweight, smoke or have high cholesterol, according to a new finding.

Mussel inspired gel can heal ruptured arteries

A new gel, inspired by the mussel`s knack for clinging, can be painted onto ruptured arteries and veins, protecting them.