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ATF3-dependent cross-talk between cardiomyocytes and macrophages promotes cardiac maladaptive remodeling

Cardiovascular diseases are disorders of the heart and blood vessels which are leading to heart failure. Cardiovascular diseases correspond to 30% of all deaths in the world. The molecular processes that undergone from a healthy heart to

G protein signaling: a major culprit of essential hypertension

Blood pressure (BP) is the driving force that distributes the blood to the organs of the body according to their instantanous needs. It may be increased by pressor agents acting on the heart, vessels, and blood volume,

Kidney angiotensinogen as a cardinal risk factor in hypertension

High blood pressure is prevalent in over 30% of the adult population and accounts for approximately one fourth of patients with heart failure, especially the elderly. The renin-angiotensin system (RAS) is of critical importance in the regulation

AntiVEGF therapy: hidden changes on heart and vessels

VEGF (Vascular endothelial growth factor) is a protein normally present in our organism that promotes the growth of new blood vessels, a process known as angiogenesis. Cancer cells produce this substance in large quantity, obtaining a continuous

Replacement of saturated with unsaturated fats had no impact on vascular function but beneficial effects on lipid biomarkers and blood pressure

Disease of the heart and blood vessels (referred to as cardiovascular disease (CVD)) is the primary cause of death worldwide. A key public health recommendation for reducing the risk of developing CVD is to lower our intake of

Drinking tea lowers blood pressure

High blood pressure is a common condition in which the chronic force of the blood to the walls of the arteries may eventually cause health problems. According to the World Health Organization, high blood pressure causes almost

Intracranial pressure caused by Subarachnoid hemorrhage

Intracranial aneurysms are acquired or congenital vascular malformation featuring as cerebral arterial enlargement. It’s often described as a “ballooning” of the blood vessel. As arterial lumen enlarges, vessel wall becomes thinner and frail and can eventually break

A simple way to measure health of the autonomic nervous system

The autonomic nervous system (ANS) unconsciously regulates the function of internal organs, including the heart. A poorly functioning ANS has been linked to a number of cardiovascular complications, including hypertension and stroke. Thus, simple tests of ANS

More sitting during a day increases the probability of developing the metabolic syndrome in older adults

We all would like to stay fit and independent for the rest of our lives. In order to live longer in good health we need to change or adjust our lifestyle. Scientists make an enormous effort by

High blood pressure is controlled more effectively by two drugs in one pill

Hypertension, or high blood pressure (BP), is a major global public health problem, both because of how common it is and its correlation with cardiovascular disease. It has been identified as one of the major risk factors

Endovascular aortic repair: a simple explanation of its indication and common complications

The aorta is a major arterial channel carrying blood from the heart to the rest of the body. But some medical problems, such as high blood pressure along with wear and tear which occurs with aging, can

Some need to reduce blood pressure medication in hot weather

Many people take medication for blood pressure control. But there have been many reports suggesting (i) that dosage should be reduced in hot weather and (ii) a need for long-term individual studies.  This paper presents a case