High Blood Pressure Health News

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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

3/26/2009
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

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