High Blood Pressure Health News

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2/8/2010
High Blood Pressure May Predict Dementia in Some Seniors

Link seen in those with trouble organizing thoughts, but not memory loss

2/4/2010
Health Tip: Beta Blockers May Have Side Effects

But most people have no adverse reactions

2/1/2010
Herbal Remedies Can Cause Cardiac Problems

They interfere with effects of prescription drugs for heart troubles, researcher says

1/25/2010
For Lower Blood Pressure, Low-Carb Diet May Be Best

But for weight loss alone, other plans also work well, studies find

1/21/2010
FDA Warns of Heart Risks With Diet Drug

Meridia shouldn't be used by those with history of heart problems, agency says

1/20/2010
Small Cuts in Salt Intake Spur Big Drops in Heart Trouble

U.S. study found just 3 fewer grams a day slashed heart disease, death rates

1/20/2010
Experts Push 7 Steps to Heart Health

In combination, these measures from the American Heart Association are 'the fountain of youth,' expert says

1/19/2010
Excess Weight Poses Anesthesia Challenge

Obese patients can take steps to minimize risk, experts say

1/15/2010
Bioengineered Skin Grafts Control Blood Pressure in Mice

Approach might lead to treatments for other conditions, such as anemia, researchers say

1/14/2010
More Evidence That Statins Cut Stroke Risk

Benefit linked to cholesterol-lowering effect, study suggests

1/14/2010
Mail-Order May Help People Stick to Med Regimens

Streamlined approach leads more to take drugs as prescribed, study finds

1/11/2010
TV Watching May Shorten Your Life

Too much sitting raises your risk of dying from heart disease, researchers say

1/7/2010
Childhood Cancer Survivors Targets for Heart Disease

Study finds higher risk for diabetes, high cholesterol and blood pressure

12/17/2009
Obesity, Inactivity Keeping Heart Health Stats Down

Treatments have improved, but Americans fall down on prevention, experts say

12/16/2009
New Stroke Tool May Predict Early Recurrence

Averting second, possibly deadly, attack is long-term goal, researchers say

12/11/2009
Menopause Often Means Worsening Cholesterol

Studies also report on statin dosages and lifestyle factors that affect the heart

12/4/2009
Diabetes Drugs Go Head-to-Head in Study

Metformin outperforms widely used sulfonylureas, but each patient will be different, experts say

12/1/2009
Birth in South Raises Stroke Risk for Life

Death rate highest for lifelong residents of 'stroke belt,' study finds

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