Tag: CVD

Cardiovascular diseases

Cardiovascular diseases

The term cardiovascular diseases refers to any medical condition related to the heart and blood vessels and is the leading cause of death in the US. There are many types and causes but there are also many ways to prevent them. What are cardiovascular diseases? In most cases CVD conditions are caused by a build-up [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the major cause of death and disability for U.S. women—43.3% of all female deaths occur from Cardiovascular disease. Overall, one in five women have some form of Cardiovascular disease, but this proportion varies depending on age: only one in seven women have Cardiovascular disease at ages 45-64 years but almost one [...]

August 3, 2011 More

Autoimmune diseases of connective tissue and cardiovascular involvement

Connective tissue disorders are a cluster of autoimmune diseases in which antibodies are generated against certain cell proteins (part of connective tissue), which trigger a potent inflammatory response that particularly involves the arterial wall. Thus, cardiovascular involvement is very common in these patients. Because the autoimmune processes are stimulated by the high levels of estrogen [...]

August 2, 2011 More