Research for Healthier Hearts

Knowing about risk factors and also what contributes to a healthy heart can help to prevent cardiovascular disease (CVD). Coronary heart disease-related deaths declined by more than 20% between 1990-2000, but it remains the world’s leading cause of death. Researchers believe increased awareness and access to evidence-based treatment and affordable drugs can lead to a greater reduction in cardiovascular disease.

Read this collection of expert reviews of recent research from Annual Reviews to learn more about new directions for research and public health programs, and current understanding of risk factors. Also, discover articles covering the real-world significance of the research from Knowable Magazine.

Last updated 09/2020

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) and Diet

Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids and Their Health Benefits

Fereidoon Shahidi and Priyatharini Ambigaipalan, Annual Review of Food Science and Technology

Dietary Fat and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease: Recent Controversies and Advances

Dong D. Wang and Frank B. Hu, Annual Review of Nutrition

Mediterranean Dietary Patterns and Cardiovascular Health

Jia Shen, Kobina A. Wilmot, Nima Ghasemzadeh, Daniel L. Molloy, Gregory Burkman, Girum Mekonnen, Maria C. Gongora, Arshed A. Quyyumi, and Laurence S. Sperling, Annual Review of Nutrition

Atherosclerosis: Making a U Turn

Ira J. Goldberg, Gaurav Sharma, and Edward A. Fisher, Annual Review of Medicine

Behavior and Lifestyle Contributors to CVD

Mobile Health Monitoring of Cardiac Status

Jeffrey W. Christle, Steven G. Hershman, Jessica Torres Soto, and Euan A. Ashley, Annual Review of Biomedical Data Science

Wearable Devices to Monitor and Reduce the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease: Evidence and Opportunities

Atsushi Mizuno, Sujatha Changolkar, and Mitesh S. Patel, Annual Review of Medicine

Ten Surprising Facts About Stressful Life Events and Disease Risk

Sheldon Cohen, Michael L.M. Murphy, and Aric A. Prather, Annual Review of Psychology

Stress and Cardiovascular Disease: An Update on Current Knowledge

Andrew Steptoe and  Mika Kivimäki, Annual Review of Public Health

From Knowable Magazine:

In Adults, and Now in Teens, Poor Sleep is Linked to Cardiovascular Risk

 Emily Underwood (Q&A with sleep researcher Susan Redline)

Top 10 Secrets About Stress and Health

Tom Siegfried

The Impact of Mental Health on CVD

Depression and Cardiovascular Disorders

Mary A. Whooley and Jonathan M. Wong, Annual Review of Clinical Psychology

Happiness and Health

Andrew Steptoe, Annual Review of Public Health

Physiology of CVD

Cardiovascular Pharmacogenomics: Does It Matter If You're Black or White?

Tanima De, Sehwan Park, and Minoli A. Perera, Annual Review of Pharmacology and Toxicology

The Emerging Role of B Lymphocytes in Cardiovascular Disease

Luigi Adamo, Cibele Rocha-Resende, and Douglas L. Mann, Annual Review of Immunology

Capitalizing on Insights from Human Genetics to Identify Novel Therapeutic Targets for Coronary Artery Disease

Erica P. Young and Nathan O. Stitziel, Annual Review of Medicine

Public Health and Its Influence on CVD

Sleep as a Potential Fundamental Contributor to Disparities in Cardiovascular Health

Chandra L. Jackson, Susan Redline, and Karen M. Emmons, Annual Review of Public Health

Adverse Cardiovascular Effects of Traffic Noise with a Focus on Nighttime Noise and the New WHO Noise Guidelines

Thomas Münzel, Swenja Kröller-Schön, Matthias Oelze, Tommaso Gori, Frank P. Schmidt, Sebastian Steven, Omar Hahad, Martin Röösli, Jean-Marc Wunderli, Andreas Daiber, and Mette Sørensen, Annual Review of Public Health

Proportion of the Decline in Cardiovascular Mortality Disease due to Prevention Versus Treatment: Public Health Versus Clinical Care

Earl S. Ford and Simon Capewell, Annual Review of Public Health

From Knowable Magazine:

Finland's Bold Push to Change the Heart Health of a Nation

Emily Willingham

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