High Blood Pressure Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
6/18/2009
6/18/2009
Health Tip: Help Prevent Metabolic Syndrome

A possible precursor to diabetes and heart disease

6/16/2009
Little Steps Add Up to Major Reductions in Blood Pressure

Boosting patients' awareness lowers risk of stroke and heart trouble, study found

6/16/2009
Lifestyle May Counter Blood Pressure Genes

Smoking, drinking and more can override what you're born with, study finds

6/15/2009
ADHD Drugs Linked to Sudden Death in Kids

But these unexplained events are exceedingly rare, study finds

6/11/2009
Cornflakes, White Bread Could Boost Heart Risk

'High-glycemic' carbs like these hamper blood vessel function, study shows

6/8/2009
Know Your Odds for Heart Failure

Lifestyle plays key role, study confirms, and a new 'calculator' helps gauge risk

6/8/2009
Drugs Best First Defense Against Heart Disease for Diabetics

Study finds medicines typically do as well as surgery, especially in less severe cases

5/29/2009
Laughter Can Boost Heart Health

Research finds it improves blood flow and may help ward off high blood pressure

5/26/2009
NFL Players Not at Increased Heart Risk

Study finds they showed no more signs of cardiovascular trouble than general male population

5/20/2009
When Chest Pain Requires Quick Action in ER

Urgency needed in only one-third of cases, study says

5/18/2009
Money May Matter, Health-Wise, in Old Age

With wealth and education come fewer chronic problems, study finds

5/17/2009
Irregular Heartbeat Tied to Alzheimer's Disease

Atrial fibrillation raised risk for dementia, study shows

5/14/2009
Daily Exercise at School Yields Rewards

Kids have healthier hearts and are less apt to be overweight, study finds

5/12/2009
Genes Yield Clues to High Blood Pressure

Each bit of DNA offers insights to better treatments, scientists say

5/11/2009
DASH Diet Has Extra Benefits for Women's Health

Diet to lower blood pressure may also cut risk of heart failure, research shows

5/11/2009
Seniors Often Misstate Stroke History

Study suggests MRI scans better than questionnaires for evaluations

5/7/2009
Too-Low Blood Pressure Can Also Bring Danger

What's OK for the kidney and brain may not be best for the heart, expert says

5/7/2009
All Blood Pressure Drugs Lower Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke

Any are better than no treatment at all, study shows

5/3/2009
Black Youths With High BP May Face Elevated Heart Risks

They also had raised cholesterol, so study suggests better screening for hypertension

5/1/2009
Cholesterol Drugs May Help in Cardiac Emergency

A dose of a statin in time of crisis improved long-term outcomes, study found

4/28/2009
Smoking, Hypertension Each Account for 1 in 5 U.S. Deaths

Prevention efforts 'have run out of steam,' expert says

4/27/2009
High Co-Pays Keeping Chronically Ill From Their Meds

Many are waiting years after a diagnosis to fill a first prescription, study finds

4/25/2009
Many Who Should Use Statins Don't

Survey finds lack of access to medical care a big factor in trend

4/16/2009
A Blood Pressure Monitor to Wear on Your Wrist

MIT researchers design lightweight sensor that can take readings at will

4/15/2009
Blood Pressure Drug May Not Ease Irregular Heartbeat

Despite earlier promise, valsartan fails to deliver against atrial fibrillation, researchers say

4/14/2009
Former Inmates at Increased Risk for High Blood Pressure

And they're more likely to lack treatment for it years after freedom, study finds

4/13/2009
Review Confirms Links Between Diet, Heart Health

Vegetables, nuts, and 'Mediterranean' fare most beneficial, researchers find

4/10/2009
Marathoners Go the Distance on Heart Health

Even walking half an hour a day can boost longevity, study finds

4/6/2009
More U.S. Kids Taking Diabetes, Blood Pressure Drugs

Prescriptions rose by more than 15 percent in 3 years, researchers say

3/30/2009
One Pill Might Prevent Heart Disease

Study finds five drugs in one dose reduced heart attack, stroke risk

3/30/2009
Hormone Reduces Mortality in Heart Patients With High BP

Relaxin cuts shortness of breath and trimmed hospital stays, phase 2 study concludes

3/30/2009
Super Bowl Loss Can 'Kill' Some Fans

Study found death rates rose after a defeat, and dropped after a victory

3/26/2009
Using Too Much Salt Is Common in U.S., CDC Says

Report finds that average sodium intake far exceeds recommendations, raising health risks

3/23/2009
Lowest Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Levels the Best

Maximum benefit seen with tightest control of risk factors, researchers report

3/19/2009
Study Finds Millions More May Benefit From Statins

New prescribing criteria could prevent thousands of heart attacks

3/18/2009
High Rate of Early Heart Failure Seen in Blacks

Biggest risk factors were hypertension, obesity, study found

3/18/2009
Millions of Americans With Chronic Ills Put Off Health Care

Survey shows they suffer consequences of delaying doctor visits, filling prescriptions

3/18/2009
Obesity Takes Years Off Your Life

It's similar to smoking when it comes to effect on longevity, researchers note

3/16/2009
Study Questions Screening for Leg Vessel Blockages

Current guidelines may be set too high to catch disabling peripheral artery disease, experts say

3/12/2009
Cholesterol Drugs Linked to Increased Fatigue

Study shows a trend, but heart specialists remain skeptical

3/12/2009
Abnormal Heart Rhythm Boosts Death Risk for Diabetics

Blood pressure and cholesterol should be controlled more aggressively, study suggests

3/11/2009
Neck Fat a Measure of Heart Risk

It signals danger independently of stomach fat, researchers report

3/11/2009
Migraines in Pregnancy Boost Vascular Risks

Headaches should be seen as indicator of other problems, expert says

3/10/2009
Ankle Blood Pressure Test May Spot Hidden Heart Risks

2 'unconventional' blood workups might also point out trouble, experts say

3/6/2009
Belly Fat Puts the Pressure on Lungs

Obesity may affect diaphragm, chest wall to decrease volume, study says

3/5/2009
Bad Marriages Harder on Women's Health

More likely than mates to show signs of metabolic syndrome in strained unions, study finds

2/27/2009
Risk Score May Predict Abnormal Heart Rhythm

Could be first step in finding way to prevent atrial fibrillation, experts say

2/23/2009
Anti-Cholesterol Drug May Ease Back Pain

Lab results suggest that Lovastatin could help with degenerative disc disease

2/19/2009
Two-Drug Combo May Lower Diabetics' Kidney Risk

A pair of blood pressure medicines helps maintain proper organ function, study suggests