High Blood Pressure Health News

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11/23/2009
Doctor-Pharmacist Teams Boost Blood Pressure Control

Partnerships doubled number of patients who reined in their hypertension, study found

11/18/2009
Diuretics Still Best Treatment for High Blood Pressure

Long-term comparison study finds chlorthalidone most likely to prevent heart failure, stroke

11/16/2009
Moderate-Fat Diet May Be Better at Reducing Heart Risks

People with metabolic syndrome should steer clear of low-fat meal plans, study says

11/16/2009
Why Watching TV Sports Increases Heart Attacks

For those who've had an attack already, stressful games raise blood pressure, study finds

11/16/2009
Alternative to Warfarin May Cut Risk of Bleeding

Dabigatran etexilate does well in trial of atrial fibrillation patients

11/11/2009
Fasting on Alternate Days May Make Dieting Easier

Heart health could also benefit from this plan, researchers find

11/9/2009
Doctors Spending More Time Now With Patients

Quality of care increases with longer doctor visits, researchers add

11/2/2009
High Blood Pressure Likely in Alzheimer's Offspring

And hypertension could contribute to developing the brain disease, study finds

10/30/2009
Fructose May Raise Blood Pressure

Drinking more than two sweetened sodas a day boosts risk of hypertension, study finds

10/28/2009
Migraine With Aura Can Double Stroke Risk

Young women who smoke and use birth control pills are most susceptible, researchers say

10/26/2009
Heart Disease Gender Gap Narrows

Middle-aged women have more heart attacks than in past, but are more likely to survive, studies show

10/23/2009
Adding Drug Doesn't Help Control Blood Pressure

No risk reduction for heart patients when ARB added to ACE inhibitor therapy, study finds

10/20/2009
Clues to Hypertension in Kids May Be Seen in Bones

Accelerated skeletal maturation may be early sign, researchers say

10/19/2009
Micardis Given Wider Approval

For cardiac patients who can't take an ACE inhibitor

10/15/2009
Smog Tougher on the Obese

Study finds sharp hikes in blood pressure when overweight, air pollution combine

10/9/2009
Ex-NFL Players Hold Their Own Health-Wise

Former pros have lower risk of heart disease, suggesting early fitness pays off, researcher says

10/5/2009
Mercury in Fish Linked to High Blood Pressure

But researcher downplays importance of effect

10/2/2009
Drug Combo May Prevent Heart Attacks, Strokes

'Inexpensive, well-proven medications' could have huge impact, expert says

10/1/2009
More Stroke Victims Get Clot-Busting Therapy

But many others get to hospital too late to benefit, study finds

9/30/2009
Workplace Wellness Seems to Really Work

Investing in employee health cuts medical costs and ups productivity, heart experts say

9/24/2009
Fructose Boosts Blood Pressure, Studies Find

Tests in mice and men link sugar to hypertension and say time of day may matter, too

9/18/2009
Middle-Age Heart Risk Factors Shorten Men's Lives

Smoking, hypertension, high cholesterol cut 10 years of life, study finds

9/14/2009
Combat Exposure Tied to Chronic High Blood Pressure

Battlefield experience linked to hypertension years later, study finds

9/14/2009
Most Adult Americans at Some Risk for Heart Disease

Surging obesity rates have reversed gains, study finds

9/14/2009
Air Pollution May Raise Blood Pressure

Inhaling microscopic particles could raise risk of heart disease, study finds

9/14/2009
Drug Offers Hope Against Tough-to-Treat Hypertension

As yet unapproved, darusentan works in different way than standard medicines

9/10/2009
Doctor-Patient Talk May Help Blacks With Hypertension

Lack of communication during office visits may affect outcomes, study finds

9/10/2009
Research Seeks Cause of Preeclampsia

Focus is system that regulates blood pressure and fluid retention in pregnant women

9/9/2009
Metabolic Syndrome May Raise Risk of Peripheral Artery Disease

Women much more likely to develop PAD if they had constellation of other symptoms, researchers found

8/28/2009
Whole Grains, Bran May Fight Hypertension in Men

New findings replicate similar data for women, experts say

8/25/2009
Hormone Therapy for Early Prostate Cancer Not Always Best

Study finds treatment raises death risk in those who also have heart disease

8/24/2009
Testosterone Therapy May Help Men With Heart Failure

Injections of male hormone boosted cardiac performance in Italian study

8/18/2009
Sleep Apnea Raises Risk of Death, Especially for Men: Report

Major study links disordered breathing to deadly cardiovascular complications

8/10/2009
Optimism Good for Heart and Longevity

Less cardiovascular disease, fewer deaths among the cheerful, study finds

8/5/2009
Social Stress Sends Body Fat to the Stomach

In turn, that meant heart risks were raised, researcher says

8/5/2009
Scientists Learn How Cancer Drugs Cause Hypertension

Finding points to ways to control blood pressure, researchers say

8/4/2009
Young Vets With PTSD More Prone to Heart Risk Factors

Researcher suspects mental health issues may lead to unhealthy habits

8/3/2009
Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Heart Risk Factors in Kids

Studies find many U.S. children not getting enough

7/27/2009
People Over 60 at Risk for 'Silent Stroke'

High blood pressure and other factors play role, study says

7/27/2009
High-Salt Diet Dampens Effects of Blood Pressure Drugs

To avoid sodium in processed foods, experts advise reading food labels

7/23/2009
Beta-Blockers Tied to Higher Cataract Risk

But the finding shouldn't affect use of the popular blood pressure drugs, experts say

7/21/2009
Studies Affirm Value of Healthy Lifestyle

Those who ate right, exercised lowered chances of cardiovascular trouble

7/14/2009
Fitness Might Limit Stroke's Impact

People who exercise prior to attack do better, study finds

7/10/2009
Blood Rush to the Brain When Angry Is a Good Sign

Healthy reaction to mental stress not seen in those with high blood pressure, study finds

6/30/2009
Newer Blood Tests May Not Improve Heart Risk Assessment

CRP, other disease-linked factors don't perform better than standard criteria, study finds

6/30/2009
Metabolic Syndrome May Make Breast Cancer More Likely

Study finds increased risk for postmenopausal women

6/29/2009
Sporadic Spikes in Blood Pressure Hike Chances of Hypertension

People who have them in doctor's office, for example, at risk, study shows

6/26/2009
HIV Patients May Have Stiffer Arteries

But not significant enough to halt drug therapy, researchers say

6/22/2009
Music Can Make the Heart Beat Faster

Or slower, with possible medical applications, research suggests

6/18/2009
Omega-3 Fatty Acids Might Curb Depression in Heart Patients

Study found low levels in bloodstream correlated with increased risk