Open Questions: The Cardiovascular System

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Introduction

Atherosclerosis

Hypertension

Angina

Stroke

Myocardial infarction

Congestive heart failure


Recommended references: Web sites

Recommended references: Magazine/journal articles

Recommended references: Books

Introduction



Recommended references: Web sites

Site indexes

Galaxy: Cardiovascular Diseases
Categorized site directory. Entries usually include descriptive annotations.

Sites with general resources

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
U. S. government agency responsible for research into the circulatory system.

Surveys, overviews, tutorials

Category: Cardiology
Topic category from Wikipedia.
Cardiology
Article from Wikipedia. See also: Circulatory system, Cardiovascular disease, Artery, Heart, Coronary heart disease, Ischaemic heart disease, Atherosclerosis, Myocardial infarction, Cerebrovascular accident, Blood pressure, Arterial hypertension.
Atherosclerosis
Brief page of information on atherosclerosis, by the American Heart Association, with links to information on related topics at the same site.
Cardiovascular Disease and the Endothelium
Good article for a general audience by Jeffrey Porro. Explains the pathology of atherosclerosis and provides a list of suggested readings.
Sudden Cardiovascular Death
Summary article by Ben Best. The author has a longer, detailed survey: Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease.
Heart Keeps Pumping Out New Cells
Brief April 2009 Scientific American article. "A study in the journal Science used changing carbon 14 levels--from nuclear bomb testing--to show that the adult human heart does continue to produce new muscle cells, albeit in small numbers."
Can Seaweed Mend a Broken Heart?
Brief April 2009 Scientific American article. "New research indicates that an alginate-based biomaterial." injected into heart attack victims may stave off further damage
Heart cells found to regenerate
Brief April 2009 Scientific American article about new research showing some heart muscle cells do regenerate.
Reactive Reasoning
March 2005 Scientific American article, subtitled "Is an inflammation protein the next cholesterol?"
Signal Jammer
July 2003 Scientific American article, subtitled "An academic experiment leads to a new class of drug for attacking heart disease."
Drug Slashes Risk of Heart Attack
March 2001 Scientific American news article, about ability of clopidogrel to reduce risk of death, heart attacks, and strokes.
The Sixth Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation and Treatment of High Blood Pressure
Online report sponsored by the U. S. National Institutes of Health. Index. Part of the NCBI Bookshelf.
How anger can lead to heart disease
May 2000 news article about the possible connectin between heart disease and high levels of homocysteine in the blood due to high levels of hostility and anger.
Plant sterols help lower bad cholesterol
March 2000 news article about the beneficial effect of plant sterols for lowering LDL.
Testosterone link to heart risk in bald men
January 2000 news article about a correlation between male baldness and risk for coronary heart disease, possibly due to elevated levels of testosterone.
Lifestyle can almost eliminate heart disease
November 1999 news article about how risk of heart disease in women can be reduced 82% as a result of sensible eating, exercise, weight control, and avoidance of smoking.
Why cutting fats may harm the heart
March 1999 news article from Science News, about possible harmful effects of reduced fat intake on cardiovascular health.
The baddest of the bad cholesterols?
September 1996 news article from Science News, about a link between abnormally small LDL particles and risk for heart disease.
Controlling Hypertension
September 1996 article from the Archives of Internal Medicine, subtitled "A Research Success Story". Focuses on success of the use of antihypertensive drugs in reducing deaths from stroke and heart attack.
Harbinger of a Heart Attack
June 1997 news article about a blood test that may help predict heart attack risk.


Recommended references: Magazine/journal articles

Atherosclerosis: The New View
Peter Libby
Scientific American, May 2002
The New GI Tracts
Janet Raloff
Science News, April 8, 2000
For preventing heart disease, diets that control insulin are all the buzz.
Atherosclerosis
David P. Hajjar; Andrew C. Nicholson
American Scientist, September-October 1995, pp. 460-467
Researchers are gaining an understanding of the cellular and molecular basis of atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries). This understanding should soon lead to improved therapies for the disease.


Recommended references: Books


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