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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

an institute of the national institutes of health whose mission is to provide leadership for a national program in diseases of the heart, blood vessels, lungs, and blood, as well as of blood resources and sleep disorders. It also has administrative responsibility for the NIH Women's Health Initiative.
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"To compare one type of niacin with another takes a large, well-designed study," says Basil Rifkind of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI).
The NHLBI Web site also offers an educational slide show about the guidelines geared to professional audiences with 103 slides to mix and match.
The NHLBI Framingham Heart Study and other investigations have found a relationship between elevated homocysteine levels and families with early heart disease.
Horan, director of NHLBI's division of heart and vascular diseases.
Contact: Pothur R Srinivas, Division of Heart and Vascular Diseases, NHLBI, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Rm 10188, Bethesda, MD 20892-0001 USA, 301-435-0550, fax: 301-480-2858, email: ps241q@nih.gov; Anne P.
The NHLBI also has a toll-free telephone line with recorded messages about the treatment and prevention of high blood pressure and high blood cholesterol.
Fernando Arena, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, NCI, NIH, 6130 Executive Blvd, Executive Plz N, MSC 7395, Rm 5104, Rockville, MD 20852-4907 USA, 301-594-5868, fax: 301-402-4279, e-mail: arenaj@mail.nih.gov; Susan Banks-Schlegel, Division of Lung Diseases, NHLBI, NIH, Rockledge Two, Rm 10220, 6701 Rockledge Dr, MSC 7952, Bethesda, MD 20992-0001 USA, 301-435-0202, fax: 301-480-3557, e-mail: schleges@nih.gov; Dina Paltoo, Division of Heart and Vascular Diseases, NHLBI, NIH, Rockledge Two, Rm 9180, 6701 Rockledge Dr, MSC 7940, Bethesda, MD 20892-0001 USA, 301-435-1802, fax: 301-480-1336, e-mail: paltood@mail.nih.gov; Lisa D.
Marshall Nirenberg and Heinrich Matthaei of the National Heart Institute, now the NHLBI, broke the genetic code and showed how the messages of heredity were spelled out and could be translated.
Whelton, chairman of an NHLBI committee that produced a report outlining the prevention strategy.
Adding computed tomography (CT) scans to standard screening procedures may help emergency room staff more rapidly determine which patients complaining of chest pain are having a heart attack or may soon have a heart attack, and which patients can be safely discharged, according to a study funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health.
The NHLBI supports behavioral research designed to investigate the relationship between psychosocial factors (such as depression, social support, hostility, stress, emotions) and diseases/disorders of the circulation, respiratory system, blood, and sleep, including the mechanisms that mediate these associations.
As a result, the court ordered the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) to return to Stanford University a $1.5 million contract for human trials of a "partial artificial heart." Now, NHLBI's parent agency -- the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) -- has appealed that decision.