High Blood Pressure Health News

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1/17/2012
'Upper Normal' Blood Pressure Linked to Heart Risk in Men

Those with levels in the high end of the normal range may later develop irregular heartbeat, study says

1/11/2012
Even When Silent, Irregular Heartbeat Linked to Stroke Risk

Study found people with pacemakers experienced atrial fibrillation without realizing it

1/9/2012
Short Delay in Treating Blood Pressure Safe for Diabetics: Study

But other experts disagree, saying the best solution to hypertension is prompt drug therapy

12/20/2011
Edarbyclor Approved for High Blood Pressure

Condition affects about 1 in 3 Americans

12/20/2011
Treating High Blood Pressure May Add Years to Life

Study found those who took blood pressure meds lived a day longer for every month of treatment

12/19/2011
Blood Pressure Control in Middle Age Can Lower Lifetime Heart Risk

14-year study showed importance of achieving normal levels in midlife

12/16/2011
Study Looks at Stroke Risks in Teen Football Players

Possible factors include obesity and anabolic-steroid use, researchers say

12/15/2011
Poor Lifestyles Harming U.S. Heart Health: Report

Comprehensive update shows Americans gaining weight, eating more junk food, exercising less

12/14/2011
Apnea Treatment Might Reduce Signs of Heart Disease Risk

Wearing CPAP mask during sleep improved blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar in study patients

12/7/2011
Many Kids Seen in ER Have High Blood Pressure

Could mean children are scared and upset, but may signal more serious issues, researchers say

12/5/2011
Fish May Cut Threat of Heart Disease in Young Women

Eating fish once a week may substantially reduce risk, compared to eating no fish, researchers say

12/2/2011
Sickle Cell Disease Tied to 'Silent Strokes' in Children

Anemia and high blood pressure together or alone increased the risk in study of young patients

11/22/2011
ER Visits for Energy-Drink Ills Soar in U.S.

Many patients combined the caffeine-loaded beverages with alcohol, other drugs, report finds

11/21/2011
Hypertension in Young Adulthood May Mean Trouble Later On

Higher blood pressures linked to more deaths from cardiovascular and heart disease

11/9/2011
New Research Questions Wisdom of Cutting Down on Salt

While doing so lowers blood pressure, it might raise cholesterol, other risk factors for heart disease

10/31/2011
Life in U.S. Not Always a Plus for Immigrants' Health

Obesity, hypertension, diabetes soar for Hispanics the longer they live in United States, study finds

10/25/2011
Sleepy Teens More Prone to Weight Gain: Study

Hormones may set stage for weight gain in kids who don't get enough shut-eye, researcher says

10/24/2011
Could HPV Raise Women's Risk for Heart Disease?

Study suggests a link, but more research is needed

10/20/2011
U.S. Diet Still Has Too Much Salt, CDC Warns

Efforts needed to cut the 75% of dietary sodium that comes from processed foods, restaurant meals

10/19/2011
Hypertension, Not Blood Pressure Drugs, Linked to Birth Defects

Study found medications did not raise risk any further

10/18/2011
Fewer Patients Hospitalized for Heart Failure, U.S. Study Finds

Number of cases is down, but there are still too many, expert says

10/13/2011
U.S. Heart Disease Rates Keep Falling: CDC

But certain populations still lag behind trend, especially in the South, experts warn

10/12/2011
Where Folks Live Plays Role in Health Disparities: Study

Race seems to matter less than living in a poor community, researchers say

10/11/2011
Study Suggests Origins of Pregnancy-Linked High Blood Pressure

Father's cells inside the placenta trick mother's immune system, research says

10/7/2011
Is Female Hormone Disorder Tied to Familial Heart Risk?

Various forms of heart disease seen in parents of polycystic ovary syndrome patients, study says

10/4/2011
Overweight Kids at Greater Risk for High Blood Pressure

Paves the way for hypertension in adulthood, researchers say

9/29/2011
1 in 4 U.S. Adults Treated for High Blood Pressure: Report

Treatment costs associated with the condition topped $47 billion in 2008

9/26/2011
More Frequent Doctor Visits May Benefit Diabetes Patients

Quicker control of blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol might reduce complications, study says

9/23/2011
Antioxidants Not Behind Red Wine's Healthy Effect on Heart: Study

No effect seen when people drank polyphenols in dairy-based drinks, researchers say

9/13/2011
Statins Don't Raise Risk of Brain Bleeds After Stroke: Study

Guidelines call for them to prevent future strokes, but not all experts agree

9/13/2011
Newly Found Gene Mutations May Aid Heart Treatments

The gene variants are involved in high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke, study says

9/13/2011
U.S. Seeks to Prevent 1 Million Heart Attacks, Strokes

New program hopes to get more Americans to live healthier lives

9/13/2011
Blacks Develop High Blood Pressure a Year Ahead of Whites

New research shows those with pre-hypertension progress more rapidly without lifestyle changes

9/7/2011
Meds Better Than Stent for Preventing Second Stroke: Study

Findings will result in fewer brain stenting procedures, expert says

9/1/2011
Strokes Rising Among Teens, Young Adults: CDC

Obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and other risk factors may be to blame, researchers say

9/1/2011
Potatoes May Be Good for the Heart After All, Study Says

But not if they're fried or doused in high-fat sour cream, butter and cheese

8/29/2011
Poor Sleep, High Blood Pressure?

Study found older men who got less 'deep sleep' had higher risk of hypertension

8/17/2011
Inflammation From Rheumatoid Arthritis Tied to Heart Disease

But treating both inflammation, factors contributing to heart disease can lower risk, study shows

8/12/2011
Patients Taking Antipsychotics Urged to Get Routine Physicals

These meds linked to risk factors for heart disease, diabetes and stroke, researchers say

8/8/2011
CPAP Therapy Most Effective for Sleep Apnea, Experts Say

Strong evidence supports use of machine that pumps air through mask worn during sleep: review

8/5/2011
Smoking Linked to Raised Risk of Irregular Heartbeat, Study Finds

Current smokers have double the risk of this serious health problem over those who never smoked

8/1/2011
Even a Little Exercise Helps the Heart, Study Finds

And the benefits are greater for women than for men, researchers say

7/28/2011
Predicting Who Will -- and Won't -- Survive a Heart Attack

Victims who are black, very obese or have high blood pressure at higher risk of death, study finds

7/28/2011
Painful Gout Afflicting More Americans: Study

More than 8 million adults now have the inflammatory joint disease, perhaps linked to rising obesity rates

7/27/2011
Implantable Device May Ease Tough-to-Treat Hypertension

But complication rate was relatively high and FDA approval may be years away, researchers say

7/21/2011
Clogged Arteries Might Raise Risk of Dementia, Experts Warn

Same factors that put heart at risk can also affect brain, according to heart and stroke associations

7/21/2011
FDA Approves Blood Thinner Brilinta for Heart Patients

Another option alongside Plavix, but should not be taken with higher doses of aspirin

7/18/2011
Small Study Suggests Milk, Soy Proteins Lower Blood Pressure Modestly

But more research needed, experts say, citing several limitations with the trial

7/14/2011
Certain Painkillers May Raise Odds of Stroke, Heart Attack: Study

NSAIDs, which include ibuprofen, aspirin and other meds, might hike risks for heart patients, researchers say

7/13/2011
Health Tip: Living With Pulmonary Hypertension

High blood pressure in narrowed lung arteries