Doctors consider a variety of factors to determine a person's risk of experiencing cardiovascular events, including age, smoking history, and blood pressure. But changes to the blood vessels in the back of the eye may make for a more accurate prediction.
A new report estimates that nearly half of all US adults have some form of heart or blood vessel disease, a medical milestone that's mostly due to recent guidelines that expanded how many people have high blood pressure.
Researchers from the University of Bristol in England have identified the molecular process that transports mouth bacteria through the blood stream to cause infective endocarditis, a form of heart disease.
Coffee drinking is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular events (mainly heart attacks) in young adults (18-45) with mild hypertension, according to research by Dr. Lucio Mos, a cardiologist at Hospital of San Daniele del Friuli in Udine, Italy.