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Research into cardiovascular disease is aimed at identifying specific causes and determining whether new treatment approaches are safe and effective. Specifically, researchers are trying to understand cardiovascular disease at a cellular level and identify new risk factors, such as C-reactive protein. This research has already led to many advances, and scientists continue to search for more effective methods of dealing with cardiovascular illnesses.

An Overview of Cardiovascular Disease Research

Doctors and scientists are hard at work conducting cardiovascular research. These studies are designed to answer important questions and to find out whether new approaches are safe and effective. Research on cardiovascular disease already has led to many advances, and researchers continue to search for more effective methods for dealing with this disease, including coronary artery disease and stroke.

Current Areas of Research on Cardiovascular Disease

Coronary artery disease and stroke are the first and third most common causes of death in the United States, respectively. The Holy Grail of medicine is a cure for these cardiovascular diseases. At this point, a cure does not exist; however, research scientists are studying a number of different aspects of heart disease and stroke. Current areas of focus for cardiovascular disease research include:
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