High Blood Pressure Health News

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6/18/2012
Dramatic Rise in Kids Hospitalized With High Blood Pressure: Study

Childhood obesity may be a culprit in nearly doubled hypertension rates in the past decade

6/18/2012
Long-Term Salty Diets Tied Again to High Blood Pressure

But eating sodium-rich foods over the short term doesn't have the same effect, study suggests

6/15/2012
Better-Educated Blacks, Lower Odds of Hypertension: Study

Schooling, not just genetic ancestry, appears to influence blood pressure

6/11/2012
Young Cancer Survivors Often Face Long-Term Health Problems

More smoking, obesity, chronic illness, poor mental health seen in these young adults, CDC says

6/7/2012
9 in 10 Blacks With High Blood Pressure Have Early Heart Disease

Images showed many had the beginnings of heart disease even though they had no symptoms

6/4/2012
Runners May Live Longer

But research also finds that too much high-intensity running may harm heart

6/1/2012
Competitive Sports May Boost Heart Function After Breast Cancer

Researchers report that long-term, high-level exercise made a difference

5/30/2012
Personalized Blood Pressure Therapy May Help Diabetics

Assessment of individual patient risks could prevent overtreatment, researchers say

5/30/2012
Could Bloodletting Ease Heart Risks for the Obese?

Small study backs long-abandoned practice, but one cardiologist says there are far better, modern treatments

5/24/2012
High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy May Threaten Kids' Heart Health

Preeclampsia bodes ill for offspring, study says

5/22/2012
Sleep Apnea 'Mask' Might Also Help the Heart

CPAP treatment was tied to lowered odds for high blood pressure, study found

5/22/2012
U.S. Sees Drop in Deaths Linked to Diabetes

Better control of risk factors, improved care making the difference, CDC says

5/15/2012
Beijing's Olympic Smog Shows Pollution's Effect on Health

As air quality rose and fell, so did blood-clotting factors, study found

5/15/2012
U.S. Task Force Issues Blood Pressure Guidelines

Patients do better when they receive care from a team of health professionals

5/14/2012
Eye Changes May Predict Heart Disease in Blacks With Diabetes

Arterial narrowing in retina seen as independent risk factor with type 1 disease, study says

5/14/2012
Common Blood Pressure Drugs May Not Cut Colon Cancer Risk

Despite some hope from prior research, study finds no benefit from beta blocker medications

5/10/2012
Statins May Help Prevent Irregular Heartbeat in Elderly

Cholesterol-lowering drugs cut risk of atrial fibrillation in people with high blood pressure, early study found

5/9/2012
Angioplasty May Be Risky for Those With Poor Leg Circulation

Procedure to open heart arteries linked to raised death rate in people with peripheral artery disease

5/8/2012
Irregular Heartbeat Poses Greater Stroke Risk for Women Than Men

Study found that the higher odds remained even when women took blood thinner

5/8/2012
That Long Commute May Be Harming Your Health

Study found that as drives got longer, waistlines expanded and fitness levels dropped

5/4/2012
High Blood Pressure Risk Factors That May Surprise You

Keep blood pressure in the normal range to prevent strokes, experts say

5/4/2012
Today's Kids May Be Destined for Adult Heart Disease

Solution lies in instilling healthy habits, not adding medication, experts say

5/3/2012
In Some Brain Bleeds, Patients Do Better at High-Volume Hospitals

Guidelines for treating 'aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage' revised

5/3/2012
Health Tip: Be Alert for Signs of Preeclampsia

A potentially dangerous pregnancy complication

4/24/2012
Dark Chocolate May Lower Risk of Heart Disease

Study says it reduces levels of blood sugar and bad cholesterol, raises good cholesterol levels

4/17/2012
Seniors Stop Taking Heart Drugs In Medicare 'Donut Hole'

Once coverage stops, they don't seek cheaper alternatives, study finds

4/17/2012
Role of Screening, Monitoring in Early Kidney Disease Unclear

Certain blood pressure-lowering drugs most effective treatment, reports review

4/13/2012
Drug Approved to Treat High Blood Pressure

Dutoprol combines antihypertensive and diuretic

4/13/2012
Here Are Fruits, Veggies That Offer Best Bang for Your Buck

Strawberries, pineapple, spinach, broccoli and mustard greens are in season and good for you, experts say

4/10/2012
High Blood Pressure May Be Especially Lethal for Blacks

It doubled odds for sudden cardiac death compared to whites, study finds

4/9/2012
Cholesterol Levels Vary Widely by Country: Study

Lower levels are tied to a nation's wealth, easy access to health care

3/26/2012
Ob/Gyn Visit a Good Time to Screen for Heart Disease: Study

Many women are not aware of their cardiovascular risk factors, research shows

3/26/2012
Could Soy Help Lower Your Blood Pressure?

Antioxidants in tofu, other foods might have beneficial effect, study suggests

3/23/2012
Hormonal Changes May Trigger Migraines in Some Women

Evidence supports link between fluctuations in female hormones and painful headaches

3/22/2012
Antidepressants May Raise Risk for Pregnancy Complication

Use tied to maternal high blood pressure, study finds, but benefits may still outweigh risks

3/21/2012
Blood Pressure Variance Between Arms Points to Heart Risk

Study offers more evidence that measurements from both limbs should become routine

3/19/2012
Lightheadedness Upon Standing Could Signal Heart Risk

Those with 'orthostatic hypotension' more likely to develop heart failure, study suggests

3/12/2012
Poorer, Obese Adults Might Benefit From Behavior-Change Program

Both blood pressure and weight decreased slightly, study finds

2/27/2012
Stents No Better Than Medicine for Stable Heart Disease, Study Says

Three-quarters of the costly procedures may be unneeded, researcher reports

2/22/2012
More Doubt on Link Between a Blood Chemical and Heart Disease

Researchers say prior tie between homocysteine, cardiovascular woes was due to faulty data

2/16/2012
Treatment Advances Improve the Odds for Heart Failure Patients

Experts say new drugs, devices have upped quality of life, life expectancy in past decade

2/14/2012
Any Exercise Benefits Kids' Heart Health: Study

Better blood pressure, cholesterol, weight accompanies activity, regardless of sedentary time

2/8/2012
Generic Drugs Easing Out-of-Pocket Medical Costs in U.S.

But meds remain a significant burden for those with low incomes, chronic illnesses, study finds

2/7/2012
Everyday Foods Add Up to Major Salt Problems: CDC

Ten food types, including bread, account for higher risk of heart disease, stroke, report says

2/7/2012
Avoid Window Seats to Cut Risk for In-Flight Blood Clots: Study

Experts say DVTs can strike any immobilized passenger, not just those in economy class

2/3/2012
Women Wear Red on Friday to Highlight Heart Health

Roughly 8 million women in the United States have heart disease, research shows

1/30/2012
Blood Pressure Differences Between Arms Could Signal Heart Risk

Peripheral vascular disease may lead to stroke or early death, researchers say

1/27/2012
Positive Reinforcement May Help Patients Take Their Meds

Upbeat thoughts plus education boosted adherence among blacks with high blood pressure, study found

1/25/2012
Optimal Heart Health Starts Early: Study

No risk factors by middle age is 'the fountain of youth for your heart'

1/19/2012
Narrowed Artery Condition Often Goes Undiagnosed: Study

Fibrous tissue disorder raises risks for high blood pressure, stroke and aneurysm