High Blood Pressure Health News

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2/16/2009
Salt Boosts Blood Pressure in High-Risk Patients

Metabolic syndrome may enhance sodium's effect on the body, study suggests

2/16/2009
Genes That Control Body's Salt Levels Are Identified

Whether finding will lead to treatment improvements remains unclear

2/15/2009
Being Heart Smart Just Makes Sense

Knowing the early warning signs of an attack can greatly increase survival, group says

2/13/2009
Stars Strut Catwalk for Women's Heart Health

Annual Red Dress show aims to put top killer out of style

2/12/2009
Health Tip: Women and High Blood Pressure

Factors that may increase their risk

2/10/2009
Gender Disparities Persist in Treatment of Stroke

Raft of studies points up many of the differences in care, incidence of brain attacks

2/4/2009
High Resting Heart Rate Spells Trouble for Women

Study finds it raises risk of heart attack, while expert notes exercise best antidote

1/26/2009
Higher Blood Sugar Could Impair Thinking

People with raised glucose scored worse on cognition tests, study found

1/20/2009
U.S. Heart Attacks Becoming Less Severe

Better control of blood pressure, other factors may be boosting survival, experts say

1/19/2009
Genetic Data May Not Boost Heart Disease Predictions

Traditional risk factors are just as reliable, researchers say

1/13/2009
Millions More Americans Might Be Placed on Statins

Recent data could lead to wider prescribing of cholesterol-lowering drugs, experts say

1/13/2009
Diet, Exercise Cut Kids' Risk for Metabolic Syndrome

Preventing obesity boosts blood vessel function even without weight loss, study says

1/12/2009
Sodium, Potassium Intake Tied to Heart Disease

Study finds 24% greater risk per unit increase in salt-to-mineral ratio

1/6/2009
Health Care Spending in U.S. Grew at Lowest Rate in a Decade

But consumers are still paying more for out-of-pocket expenses, reports say

1/5/2009
Viagra May Shield Heart From Blood Pressure Damage

Sildenafil appears to delay dangerous heart muscle expansion in mice

1/5/2009
When the Heart Stops Beating

Survivors tell their stories of sudden cardiac arrest

12/29/2008
Gene Linked to High Blood Pressure Discovered

Variant seems to help regulate amount of sodium in the body

12/23/2008
Proper Sleep May Help Clear Arteries

Getting an extra hour's slumber was equal to a nearly 17-point drop in blood pressure, study found

12/22/2008
Even a Little Overweight, Inactivity Hurts the Heart

Large study finds increased risk of heart failure

12/18/2008
FDA Wants New Diabetes Drugs Tested for Heart Risks

Companies must now show their drugs don't increase chances of cardiac trouble

12/15/2008
Stress Triggers Heart-Damaging Behavior

Study found the dynamic raised cardiovascular risks by 50%

12/15/2008
Hypertension Might Hinder Thinking

Brainpower slowed on days when blood pressure shot up, study found

12/11/2008
Fast Heart Rate Warns of Obesity, Diabetes

And those conditions take toll on the heart, study says

12/11/2008
Crowded Households Raise Women's Heart Risk

Stress of work and taking care of family to blame, Japanese study finds

12/2/2008
Generic Heart Drugs as Good as Brand-Name Counterparts

Review found most were as effective, despite editorials urging opposite

12/2/2008
Light Drinking Poses No Heart Risk for Women

But more than two glasses a day linked to atrial fibrillation, study finds

12/2/2008
High Salt Levels Common in Many Foods

Cereals, licorice, pancakes, among other products, home to sodium, study says

11/25/2008
Health Tip: Blood Pressure Too High?

Suggestions on how to bring it down

11/24/2008
Continuous Blood Pressure Monitoring Predicts Risks

'Ambulatory' measures are better than readings in doctor's office, study says

11/24/2008
Hypertension May Hit Black Males Earlier

Different tests may be needed to detect rising blood pressure in these men, experts say

11/21/2008
High Blood Pressure Stalks Many Americans

Seven in 10 don't do enough to protect themselves from stroke, heart attack

11/20/2008
Vitamin D Deficit Could Lead to Heart Woes

Winter's lack of sun means adults at risk should be monitored, experts say

11/12/2008
Education Program Spurs Blacks to Take Blood Pressure Meds

Studies had found blacks twice as likely to skip medicines, compared to whites

11/11/2008
After Decades, Decreases in Heart Risk Factors Level Off

Researchers point to obesity epidemic in explaining the troubling trend

11/11/2008
Lipoprotein Levels May Predict Women's Hypertension Risk

These particles carry cholesterol and triglycerides throughout the body

11/10/2008
Poor Sleep, Hypertension a Dangerous Combination

Elderly who don't get 7.5 hours of shut-eye a night at higher death risk, study suggests

11/10/2008
Heart Failure Hospitalizations Up Sharply

Epidemic linked to hypertension, obesity, diabetes, study shows

11/9/2008
Lack of Potassium Linked to High Blood Pressure

The finding is especially true for blacks, study suggests

11/6/2008
Green Areas Lower Health Inequities Between Rich, Poor

Having more parks, forests, playing fields affects health behaviors, study says

11/6/2008
Too Few Americans Aware of 'Pre-Diabetes'

It's when blood sugar levels are rising, but disease can still be prevented, CDC says

11/5/2008
Whole Grains Lower Risk of Heart Failure

Eating these foods and reducing intake of high-fat dairy, eggs improve odds against disease

10/29/2008
Key Blood Test Protein May Not Cause Heart Disease

CRP may only reflect existing cardiovascular trouble, study finds

10/29/2008
Women at Higher Risk for Pulmonary Hypertension

They are 4 times more apt to develop the lung artery disorder, study shows

10/28/2008
Cialis May Help Ease Pulmonary Hypertension

Once-daily dose of the ED drug delayed disease progression, researchers found

10/28/2008
Too Few Understand Diabetes' Dangers

Americans more fearful of shark bites than this common, potentially lethal disease, survey shows

10/16/2008
Chicken Soup May Lower Blood Pressure

Collagen in some parts of chicken acts like a hypertension medication, study suggests

9/26/2008
Drug Fights Diabetic Eye Disease

Retinopathy is a potentially blinding complication, but Atacand may help

9/19/2008
Vitamin C Might Help Lower Hypertension

But delivery was intravenous, so implications for diet are unclear, experts say

9/17/2008
Relaxation Tapes or Mozart Lower Blood Pressure

Approaches could supplement other therapies to treat the condition, study says

9/10/2008
Tight Blood Sugar Control Helps Diabetics Long-Term

A period of strict management with drugs has effects that last long after therapy ends, study finds