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January 12, 2009 - NHLBI Media Availability: High Sodium Paired with Low Potassium Intake is Linked to Increased Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Two nutrients, sodium and potassium, may work together to affect blood pressure and heart disease risk, according to a new analysis from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health. When the ratio of sodium to potassium is too high, risk for cardiovascular disease was increased.

Recent Press Releases

December 19, 2008 - NHLBI Media Availability: Researchers Find New Genetic Target for Sickle Cell Disease Therapy

Researchers have identified a gene that directly affects the production of a form of hemoglobin that is instrumental in modifying the severity of the inherited blood disorders sickle cell disease and thalassemia. The discovery could lead to breakthrough therapies for sickle cell disease and thalassemia, which could potentially eliminate the ...
December 15, 2008 - NIH Expands Open-Access Dataset of Genetic and Clinical Data to Include Asthma Action Creates Largest Public Access Collection of Asthma Clinical and Genetic Data

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health has expanded its collection of genetic and clinical data first made freely available to researchers worldwide last year, to include clinical and genetic information collected from three asthma research networks. In 2007, the NHLBI initiated SHARe, (SNP ...
December 3, 2008 - NHLBI Media Availability: Ezetimibe with Statins Effective at Reversing Atherosclerosis in Adults with Diabetes

New analyses from a three-year study of adults with diabetes but without a history of cardiovascular disease suggest that those who need both ezetimibe and a statin to lower their cholesterol to target levels receive benefits similar to those who can achieve lower cholesterol targets with statins alone. The researchers report that ezetimibe ...
November 13, 2008 - New Survey Suggests Growing Awareness of COPD, Nation’s Fourth Leading Killer Understanding of the Disease and its Risk Factors, Including Smoking, Remains Low

Awareness of COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) is growing, but few Americans have a thorough understanding of the disease, according to a new national survey released today. The new data show that 64 percent of survey respondents had heard of COPD, compared with 49 percent in a 2004 survey. Among those who reported hearing of COPD, only ...
November 9, 2008 - Statement from Elizabeth G. Nabel, M.D., Director, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute New Findings on the Role of Inflammation in Prevention of Coronary Heart Disease

New results from three studies being presented at the AHA Scientific Sessions in New Orleans and published in scientific journals today provide the strongest evidence to date that a simple blood test for high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) is a useful marker for cardiovascular disease. Importantly, a much-anticipated study demonstrates ...
October 6, 2008 - Anti-Cancer Drug Prevents, Reverses Cardiovascular Damage In Mouse Model of Premature Aging Disorder

An experimental anti-cancer drug can prevent -- and even reverse -- potentially fatal cardiovascular damage in a mouse model of progeria, a rare genetic disorder that causes the most dramatic form of human premature aging, National Institutes of Health (NIH) researchers reported today.

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